What are second-hand and refurbished 3D printers?

Second-hand and refurbished 3D printers are fully functional printers that are certified and tested. These reconditioned, gently used 3D printers are the perfect source for makers, manufacturers, and educators who need high-quality 3D printers at an affordable price.

Refurbished printers are likely to show signs of previous use, but are all in perfect working condition. Highly trained technicians do a small test print on these machines and inspect the units to identify any faults. If a fault is identified, the necessary fixes are made. The printer then undergoes an extensive testing and is then repackaged ready to send to you. Usually, refurbished 3D printers come in two classifications; A Stock and B Stock.

Refurbished “A Stock” 3D printers are:

Refurbished “B Stock” 3D printers are:

At Faircado; we realise that cost can be a factor for some buyers, that’s why we are excited to offer this option for everyone. So, if you didn’t see the machine, you are looking for; check

back often. We could be testing the affordable 3D printer of your dreams right now!

Why buy second-hand 3D printers?

Refurbished 3D printers might be the perfect choice for those who care about the environment. Making new technology needs more chemicals from the urban mines. By choosing refurbished products, the need for making new ones is reduced, and less amount of e-waste and toxins enter the natural cycle. Moreover, the price is a very important factor for many buyers.

Remember this type of purchase may require a bit of prior research and browsing through forums, as it can be tricky considering there isn’t that much precedent on what the ideal price for second-hand or refurbished should be. It’s worth noting that refurbished and factory-restored printers can have stringent warranties and return policies. Many companies might sell them without their standard contract. It’s important to know what you’re getting into. Generally, refurbished 3D printers are repaired by professionals using genuine parts. They go through an assembly and test printing process. These items may show small marks from previous use, such as scratches, but they do not affect their normal function.

Where to buy second-hand 3D printers?

If you are thinking about buying a refurbished 3D printer, you are at the right place. At Faircado you have access to a large variety of refurbished printers, with the cheapest prices and reliable sellers. The second-hand 3D printer we offer will always be sold directly by a manufacturer, retailer or professional reseller. These machines have been professionally inspected and are problem-free. This adds more reliability and stability to the machine. In addition, refurbished machines are 15-50% cheaper than brand new machines. 

Faircado doesn’t sell anything, but rather gives you information about products with the best and cheapest available prices in the online second-hand market.

What should be aware of before buying 3D printers?

Printing Volume: With most domestic printers you will not be able to print objects that exceed 10-12 cubic inches. In general, depending on the price of the printer, print objects smaller to larger: about 5-7 inches in the economy (less than 1000 euros) and up to 12 in the most expensive.

Price of the Cartridges:  Most printers use generic PLA (plastic filament) reels that do not exceed 40€, and last a long time. But some printers need the purchase of spare parts that are only sold by the manufacturer and are more expensive.

Print Complex Objects: To print objects that use various colours or different types of materials, you must have two or more print heads. Generally, models come with only one, although up to four printheads are already available. As a result, prices go up if heads are added.

Print Quality: To print a 3D object is divided into layers and these are printed one on top of the other. So, the thinner these layers the better the quality of the printed object. For best quality, look for at least 0.1 mm thickness.

Being Resource-Conscious: Purchasing a fully functional refurbished product means you’re helping to reduce e-waste and conserve natural resources. Not only will you be purchasing a high-quality printer, but we believe you’ll also feel great knowing you’re helping to protect the planet.

Saving Money: Buying refurbished means you’re not paying the full retail price of a brand-new machine. A small amount of use on the printer can equal a nice amount of money saved, what do you think!? Since refurbished printers at Faircado are rigorously inspected and tested before they’re re-sold, we know they work great before we find them a new home. We’re confident that you will end up with a machine that is just as good as new. 

For further help or information, do not hesitate to be in touch with the Faircado team.