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nathan026

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on: December 29, 2018, 11:26:23 PM
Hey all, I'm looking for some advice on 3D printers. I have often thought about getting one, but have had no real use. After seeing this project I would like to get one, but still can't really justify the expense. Is there something which will do an ok job for a decent price?



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Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 12:46:44 AM
i got the Creality 3D Ender-3 as my first 3D printer and it is performing an awesome job. there are many reviews out there stating a similar opinion. included some tweaks (e. g. a glass bed) and some filament you can start printing spending below 200 bucks.



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Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 03:37:59 AM
i got the Creality 3D Ender-3 as my first 3D printer and it is performing an awesome job. there are many reviews out there stating a similar opinion. included some tweaks (e. g. a glass bed) and some filament you can start printing spending below 200 bucks.

+1 for the Ender 3

Mine was $236 with free shipping on Amazon, and it turns out as good of prints as my brother's fancy $2500 printer.



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Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 08:04:35 AM
I would vote Ender 3 with a magnetic bed for a first printer :-)  Yes, it will still need tweaking but most printers do until you get over a certain price but then still require playing with.


Alot of my tiles were printed on a Ender 3 / CR10 copy... which was a Lymstar E10.  Would defo buy again.


To ask someone to print something like this which takes around 9 hours per tile would certainly outweigh the cost of doing it yourself. ... go on, buy a printer :-)  If you get one secondhand then you might not even lose any money of you don't like it.


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Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 08:50:38 PM
Ok, I'm looking at an ender 3 on eBay. Hopefully the seller accepts my best price offer. $230AUD

I've bought a NodeMCU and an LED strip so I can get started on tweaking the software, although that will be a few weeks shipping 😣 maybe I'll look for somewhere local to get that stuff and buy another set, you can never have too many controllers.



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Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 04:39:44 AM
Ender 3, not the pro. The magnetic bed isn't self-aligning like the prusa's one, so it might be more hassle than its worth.



 


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