9 Best fully enclosed 3D printers for 2019

Fully enclosed 3D printers' advantages are obvious. Their enclosures act as a defense against dust and other elements, in addition to hands that have no business being near the moving parts.

They are also more stable and are quieter their open-framed counterparts.

Their enclosures help keep the temperature inside. Temperature is a crucial component when printing with high-temperature materials such as ABS and more advanced materials, such as TPE, Nylon or Flex.

XYZprinting 3F1JWXUS00B da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Wireless 3D Printer

Of course, fully enclosed 3D printers have their disadvantages too. For example, they tend to have limited build volumes and are not as open to modifications as open-framed 3D printers.

 But in our honest opinion, the advantages outweigh the negatives.

There are dozens of completely enclosed 3D printers on the market, which range from budget options under $500 to luxury choices that cost more than $2,000.

As the title says, this review is all about the best value fully enclosed 3D printers which you can money can buy. 

Buying a 3D printer is a huge decision. Before you commit to a product, this guide aims to make sure that you're knowledgeable about the choices.

It's also worth noting that there are also semi-enclosed 3D printers like the BCN3D Sigma, the Ultimaker 3, the FlashForge Finder, and the MakerBot Replicator +.

These 3D printers seem to have enclosures at first glance. But in fact, they don't have covers on the side or at the top -- or both.

This guide excludes 3d printers that are semi-enclosed. If you prefer a semi-enclosed 3D printer, for any reason, we've got great news for you:

Most of the products listed here have openable or removable covers, which transforms them into semi-enclosed 3D printers.

But enough fluff! Let's dive straight into the reviews!

Best fully enclosed 3D printers for 2019

XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0


The XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is one of the cheapest fully enclosed 3D printers on the market, retailing for just a hair under $200. It's a excellent entry-level option which we highly recommend for kids. It features a plug-and-play setup and a print bed.

Preparing the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 for it's first use is easy-as-pie. It has an auto-leveling print bed and ships with a user-friendly slicer that includes straightforward options. 

At the base of this machine is you will find it's LCD interface controlled by a set of buttons. The interface is basic but straight-forward to use and functions as the control unit for standalone offline prints through it's SD card.

XYZprinting 3F1JWXUS00B da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Wireless 3D Printer

Pen and Plastic Rating

"Great budget pick, easy to use. Appropriate option for kids"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
BUILD VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x
5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

Keep in mind that this budget 3D printer has very limited capabilities. It is important to curb your expectations. The da Vinci Jr. 1.0 isn't on the exact same level as the $1000 and over 3D printers which we will get to later in this review.

It has a small build volume and is limited to PLA and PETG, together with the non-heated print bed makes it impossible to print with materials like ABS.

Along with that, this 3D printer is not compatible with regular filaments, like the ones from Hatchbox, which means you are stuck with XYZprinting filaments that are proprietary.

Considering its limitations, the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is most ideal as a starter 3D printer for children and non-tinkerers.

Sindoh 3D WOX DP200


The Sindoh 3DWOX DP200 is among the most plug-and-play 3D printers on the market, with an initial setup that just takes about 10-15 minutes.

It also includes some features designed to make 3D printing more convenient and more accessible to novices.

This dual extruder 3D printer is housed in a frame that was robust. It's an inner spool holder, a heated aluminum print bed, and an onboard camera.

Through the use of Wi-Fi tethering mode, it is possible to monitor your print progress from your smartphone, courtesy of the 3DWOX mobile app.

 Sindoh 3DWOX DP200 3D

Pen and Plastic Rating

"​Dual Extruder and
Auto-leveling heated bed
"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
BUILD VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

The DP200 has a automatic printing bed leveling system. The DP200 analyzes the position of the print bed when prompted.

After that, it shows instructions on the touchscreen interface.

The instructions tell you the exact number of times you will need to turn the thumbscrews, which can be found beneath the print bed, to find a perfectly leveled print bed. The process requires a couple of minutes.

Beginners have a difficult time when loading the filament into the feeder. But that won't be true with this 3D printer.

All you have to do is load the spindle holder,  and the printer will take care of the rest — no need to manually guide the end of the filament.

The DP200 works with Sindoh filaments -- the internal spool holder is designed specifically for the filament rolls of the company.

You can probably hack it and force it to take third party filaments, but that will require you to build an external spool holder and manually load the filament to the feeder.

The DP200 remains a recommended 3D printer for beginners, professionals, and enthusiasts.

 Although it uses filaments that are proprietary, it prints with ABS and PLA, has a large build size, and features a customized 3DWOX slicer that includes a simple mode.

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 Pro


When the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is too limited for you, check out the da Vinci 1.0 Pro. It's a larger and more printer with the ability to print PLA but also ABS. ​

At around $350, the da Vinci 1.0 Guru is more expensive than the da Vinci Jr 1.0, but it attracts more versatility and more long-term price.

This enclosed 3D printer is fully assembled out of the box and ready for action in less than an hour.

It's a simple print bed calibration process and, like the da Vinci Jr. 1.0, comes with a decent but limited slicer.

For the Da Vinci Pro, XYZ printing retained USB port but dropped the SD card choice in favor of a Wi-Fi alternative for untethered printing jobs.

da vinci pro

Pen and Plastic Rating

"Good Budget Pick, limited slicer software"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
BUILD VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

The da Vinci 1.0 Pro provides more possibilities than the da Vinci Jr. 1.0. It has a far larger build size and, most of all includes a heated print bed.

With the heated print bed, it is now possible to generate 3D models made of ABS -- the enclosed print chamber helps maintain the temperature.

That's not all. The da Vinci 1.0 Pro allows for flexibility when it comes to the filaments you can print with.

It's an open filament system, which means you are free to use filaments from some other brands. However, you do need to produce your spool holder since the internal spool holder is optimized for XYZprinting spools.

The da Vinci 1.0 Pro great for beginners who need a plug-and-play 3D printer, but require a few more features than what is on offer in the Da Vinci Jr. It's simple to use and prints well. The Pro is a budget 3D printer I can recommend for under $500.

Dremel Digilab 3D20


Dremel is a reliable American producer, and their latest offering, The Digilab 3D20 serves as their entry level enclosed 3D printer.

The Dremel Digilab 3D20 is designed for casual home use as well as school use. Its housing comprises of a sturdy frame with an inner spool holder.

The Digilab comes with a touchscreen interface on the base and includes the essential tools you need to make alterations, as well as an SD card reader.

We were impressed with the 3D20’s build dimension. It's larger than the XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 but has less vertical space than the XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 Pro, which comprises more rounded measurements in the three axes.

Dremel Digilab 3D20 3D Printer, Idea Builder for Brand New Hobbyists and Tinkerers

Pen and Plastic Rating

"Our Favorite Budget Enclosed 3D Printer"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

Unfortunately, it lacks a heated print bed, the chief component that holds it back from being a serviceable 3D printer to intermediate and advanced users -- a heated print bed is vital for high-temperature materials such as ABS.

However, you can print PLA with this printer instead. Read more about the differences between ABS and PLA here.

As mentioned above, the 3D20 is limited to PLA. Even worse, Dremel has optimized it for first-party filaments. This is more extortion than "optimization."

Because unlike the 3D printers from Da Vinci, the 3D20 cannot print with filaments from different brands, which means filaments from Hatchbox and other popular brands are on the menu.

Thus you have to select from a much more limited, and expensive Dremel selection of PLA plastic filament.

Apart from building your holder that is external, there are no drawbacks to using filaments that are third-party -- even though Dremel has cautioned that doing so could lead to low-quality prints.

Despite its limitations, the 3D20 is still a solid 3D printer that gets the job done. It's a beginner-friendly 3D printer that comes in a fully assembled package, with an initial setup that requires less than 1 hour.

BIBO 2


An entirely enclosed 3D printer, the BIBO2 is packed with convenient features designed to make 3D printing hassle-free for everyone.

 It's got a “run-out sensor” that detects when the filament feed runs dry.

Whenever the filament that is loaded runs out, it waits for you to load a new one and pauses the print. It can resume from a power failure.

 Both features are especially useful during large-scale printing jobs.

 The BIBO2 is available in various configurations so be certain that you double-check your order. 


The product listed here is the one with a laser engraver and a touchscreen interface.

BIBO 3D Printer Dual Extruder Laser Engraving Sturdy Frame WIFI Touch Screen Cut Printing Time In Half Filament Detect removable Glass Bed

Pen and Pla​​​​stic Rating

"Truly Customizable DIY kit
Auto-leveling heated bed
"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

Like the Dremel Digilab 3D20, this 3D printer has an interface at the base, giving it a more modern appearance than 3D printers equipped with the old school knob- or button-operated LCD interface.

Though most users prefer the usual USB and SD card setup, BIBO has opted for the WiFi options, although you can still get the USB and SD card reader if you wish.

Equipped with dual extruders, the BIBO2 includes a heated print bed, which opens the door for a variety of plastic filaments.

The build plate is detachable, allowing for easy removal of 3D models. The BIBO2 is a well-built 3D printer oozing with features. Once you’ve set it up and configured the settings, it's simple to use and produces great quality prints.

Flash Forge Creator Pro


Meet The FlashForge Creator Pro, one of, if not the top-selling 3D printer currently available online. It comes with a dual extruder and is priced under $1,000.

One of the main reasons for its popularity is its reputation as being a consistent and reliable 3D printer.

 The Creator Pro is a workhorse that can print non-stop for days with little to no maintenance after each print job.

Aesthetically, the Creator Pro is quite similar to the BIBO2. It includes acrylic covers that are removable and has an inner spool holder and a heated print bed.

But unlike the BIBO2, the Creator Pro isn't loaded with a whole lot of features such as a laser engraver and a filament sensor.

FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro, Metal Frame Structure, Acrylic Covers, Optimized Build Platform, Dual Extruder W/2 Spools, Works with ABS and PLA

Pen and Plastic Rating

"Truly Customizable DIY kit
Auto-leveling heated bed
"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

​It comes with the typical button-operated LCD interface, which feels obsolete compared to this BIBO2's touchscreen interface.

By being the machine overall but the Creator Pro makes up for its lack of features that are head-turning. It has better adhesion on the print bed and prints at a more consistent manner, whether in single extruder style or double extruder mode.

The Creator Pro needs a bit of tinkering in the onset, though. But after you have the settings dialed in, everything is smooth.

The best part about the Creator Pro is that it comes with a useful and extensive online community. There's a chance someone already has a solution if you run into an issue.

For novices, having a community to turn to for general and assistance tips is a thing.

Get the Creator Pro -- or the finest MakerBot Replicator 2X clone at that price range -- if you want arguably the best enclosed 3D printer under $1,000.

Qidi Tech X-pro


The Qidi Tech X-pro is one of the cheapest printers in this review which comes with the coveted double extruder technology, allowing you to print with two colors and produce complex 3D models which require water-soluble supports, such as HIPS. Its design is based on the MakerBot Replicator 2X.

Like the BIBO2, the X-pro includes a touchscreen interface at the bottom of its robust metal-and-plastic frame, which comes with a pair of acrylic covers for the front and the top sides.


It comes fully assembled out of the box and ships with a user-friendly slicer and two rolls of filaments -- one is PLA, and another is ABS. It's easy to prepare, with the first configuration taking only 30 minutes to one hour.

QIDI TECH 3D Printer, X-Pro 3D Printer Kit with Breakpoint Printing, Dual Extruder, High Precision Printing 9.1x5.9x5.9 Inch

Pen and Plastic Rating

"Our TOP Enclosed 3D Printer for 2019"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
BUILD VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

The X-pro includes a print bed that is heated. It's optimized for PLA and ABS filaments. Also, all be it with some tinkering, it's possible to print with different filaments since It has a heated bed.

The build surface is removable, so taking out finished 3D models is straightforward.

The X-pro is a perfect 3D printer for users. With the appropriate settings, it can produce impressive results.

It's also backed by an honest company that offers reliable customer support, which can't be said for most Chinese 3D printing businesses.

If you don't like the Creator Pro and the BIBO2 and find the Dremel Digilab 3D20 too restricted, the X-pro is for you.

Jgaurora A8


With regards to maximum build volume, open-framed 3D printers often have the advantage over completely enclosed 3D printers. 


But there are some enclosed 3D printers which offer a bigger build volume, and that’s the Jgaurora A8. 


It boasts a massive build volume, dwarfing the Creator Pro and other MakerBot clones. 


This is a 3D printer designed for professional use, offering reliability and higher precision, and its layer resolution of 50 microns means it is one of the most accurate printers in this review.

If you did not like the black finish of the Dremel Digilab 3D45, then the A8 might strike your fancy. 


It comes within an all-white finish and has a metal frame with a control panel in the base. The interface is intuitive to use.
Large 3d Printer, JGAURORA 3D Printers A8 Extreme Accuracy Large Build

Pen and Plastic Rating

"Truly Customizable DIY kit
Auto-leveling heated bed
"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
BUILD VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

The 3DP45 is a breeze to set up. It's automatic print bed calibration system, saves beginners from having to deal with manually adjusting the print bed. It includes a set of starter Dremel filaments (Nylon and ABS) and a custom Dremel slicer.

If you need more flexibility, you may use other slicers like Simplify3D, Cura and Slic3r.

The A8 has a single extruder, which means it can only print with one type of filament at a time. It's also has a heated print bed, which places materials like ABS and Nylon and an open filament system. 


It's compatible with different slicers, including Simplify3D, and Slic3r.
The setup is straightforward. 


Leveling the A8’s print bed is painless and loading the filament is easy. It takes less than 30 minutes to set up the A8, and that’s including the time it takes to install the software package.

The Jgaurora A8 is an expensive 3D printer. Considering that it only has a single extruder, we feel that you should only consider this if you need the larger build volume.


Dremel Digilab 3D45


The Dremel Digilab 3D45 is the big brother of this 3D20. It is more reliable and more accurate and is equipped for college use. 


It's also far more expensive, although the price difference between the two used to be relatively smaller back when the 3D20 retailed for $1,000.


In contrast to this 3D20, the 3D45 includes a sleek, all-black, professional appearance that tells you it is more than just a 3D printer for use. 


It has a touchscreen interface at the bottom containing the fundamental tools you need to check and adjust the print settings. It has a single extruder setup and comes.

Like the Sindoh 3DWOX DP200, the 3D45 boasts an onboard camera. You can connect to it via Wi-Fi, which means it is possible to track your print progress from a distance in addition to sending print jobs through the app.


 The connection can be unreliable, so use the USB connection when possible.
Dremel Digilab 3D45 Award Winning 3D Printer

Pen and Plastic Rating

"Truly Customizable DIY kit
Auto-leveling heated bed
"

Technical Specifications

RESOLUTION100 microns
BUILD VOLUME8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″
FILAMENT SIZE1.75mm
FILAMENT TYPEPLA/ABS
DISPLAYMono LCD
CONNECTIVITYUSB
HEATED BED?Yes

The 3DP45 is a breeze to set up. It's automatic print bed calibration system, saves beginners from having to deal with manually adjusting the print bed.

It includes a set of starter Dremel filaments (Nylon and ABS) and a custom Dremel slicer.
If you need more flexibility, you may use other slicers like Simplify3D, Cura and Slic3r.

Like the 3D20, the 3D45 is optimized for Dremel filaments. But unlike the 3D20, the 3D45 turns this limitation into a feature. It automatically adjusts the settings ensuring you always get the best settings for that particular filament.

So, there is no need to tweak the settings every time you switch to a different type of plastic. This means that, if you use a Dremel filament with this printer, you have the perfect temperature and extrusion speed already available.

The 3D45 is one of the best options on the market if you want a trusted 3D printer a larger project or build volume.

It doesn't demand a lot of maintenance after each print, courtesy of its extruder that is well-built that resists filament clogging and has excellent print quality.

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