The Monoprice Select Mini 3D printer is one of the best values on the market today. For $220 you get a 50-micron (0.05 mm) resolution 3D printer with PLA and ABS capabilities, and heated printing platform. The heated platform can reduce or eliminate the warping of the edges when the object cools down too quickly.
The printer comes with a mini SD card with a sample .gcode file that prints a cat, and two 3D printing applications:
- Cura and
The manual recommends starting with Cura because it can import .stl and .obj 3D printer design files and able to generate the .gcode file that the printer needs to print from an SD card. For more information see Cura 3D Printing software