We get calls all the time from customers wanting to buy a 3D printer or 3D Scanner but just can afford a new one. The good news is the 3D printer and 3D scanner market have matured enough that there are plenty of pre-owned and demo machines out there. This can save a customer thousands of dollars over the same machine that is brand new. Z Corp recently announced it shipped its 6,000th 3D printer so that means there are plenty of good pre-owned ones out there.
The key is to find one that is in good condition and works properly. Buying one off of E-bay or other web sites can be a good deal but it can also be a real headache. If you are buying the 3D printer or 3D scanner from a 3rd party who knows nothing about the 3D Printer or 3D Scanner you should be very careful. We receive phones often from people who have bought one of these machines. The find out it doesn’t work and needs thousand of dollars in parts and repairs when they try and use it. In fact we saw one posted on E-bay that had so much water damage from a fire that it was deemed “un-repairable” by Z Corp. Buying from the original owner or a company like EMS is usually a safer bet. We only buy 3D printers and 3D scanners that are in good working condition. Sometimes they may require some parts or maintenance but we fully test them before purchasing them. In addition, we fully certify them so you can rest assured you are buying a 3D Printer or 3D scanner in perfect working condition. We also offer training, installation and careful shipping so nothing is damaged.
To check out our latest inventory of pre-owned, fully certified 3D printers and 3D scanners go to http://www.ems-usa.com/Used_3D_printer_3D_scanner.html