Ask anyone who has a 3D printer in their home and they often describe the typical noise output from their desktop robots as annoying or downright intrusive.

It is a consistent and repetitive noise, similar to the whine of an air conditioning unit mixed with a sort of low-pitched buzzing. It doesn’t quite reach jackhammer levels of noise pollution of course, but it can often be distracting and quite unpleasant, especially if there is more than one printer going.

And the sound will often go on for hours and hours depending on the size of the object that is being printed. If the 3D printer is the only appliance or device in the home that makes noise, perhaps it wouldn’t be so distracting, but when combined with other working devices it can add to noise pollution that can range from distracting to downright dangerous.

Noise pollution is potentially much more than just an annoyance, it can actually often lead to all sorts of dangerous health problems. It has been proven that noise pollution contributes to health problems like hypertension, elevated stress levels, hearing loss, tinnitus, and it can even cause sleep deprivation which brings with it a whole new set of health risks.

Thankfully 3D printer manufacturers are starting to understand that printers are finding themselves in more homes and small offices than ever before, and are starting to take the problem of cumulative noise pollution more seriously. And it is an even higher priority in regions throughout Asia where the typical office space or living space tends to be smaller than in the West, which is probably why the CoLiDo line of 3D printers is one of the quietest group of printers on the market.

The CoLiDo 3D printers are exceptionally quiet during operation, only contributing 30 to 40 decibels to background noise. Based on internal testing CoLiDo 3D printers are up to 40% quieter than other popular printer brands available on the market. That will help significantly reduce overall noise pollution in the home or office more than enough to be noticed.

Our printers are quieter because they are specifically engineered to use higher quality parts and better construction methods, which both contribute to producing less noise. In order to demonstrate how quiet the CoLiDo 3D printers are, we released a brief video showing the sound level differences.

The entire lineup of CoLiDo 3D printers is quieter than their contemporaries.

Our line of 3D printers includes the CoLiDo Compact which was designed specifically for home use, the more advanced CoLiDo M2020 and the larger scale CoLiDo X3045 and its massive 11.8″ x 11.8″ x 17.7″ (30 x 30 x 45 cm) build size which was designed specifically for office or industrial use. CoLiDo also offers a full range of affordable 3D printing consumables, including standard PLA, ABS, flexible materials, translucent materials and even wood materials, as well as a glass platform that makes removing finished prints easier.