The Best 3D Printers for Miniatures 2023

Here is an excerpt of the article features on the War Gamer website, but the full version can be found here.

So you want to get a 3D printer to make DnD miniatures, wargames terrain, dice towers, or just neat nerd stuff, but don’t know where to start? Good news! 3D printing technology is getting cheaper, easier to use, and more reliable all the time, which is why printing minis is becoming increasingly mainstream.

3D printing feels like magic, and there are ever more things to use them for. You might want to print custom DnD miniatures that you designed on Hero Forge, or conversion bits to upgrade your Warhammer 40k factions and Age of Sigmar armies. Some of the best board game inserts and upgrades can be found on online file repositories, and there are even 3D printer files to upgrade your gaming table.

This guide gives you the essentials you need to consider, such as the type of printer you need, the key features you should look out for, and the statistics that matter when it comes to picking the right machine. Or you can jump ahead to our printer recommendations!

These are the best 3D printers for miniatures in 2023:

Anycubic Photon Mono
Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K
Creality Ender 3 Pro
AnkerMake M5