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Old 09-25-2018, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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3d printers

Anyone here have a 3d printer? I'm thinking about buying one in the next few months. No real reason or need just think they are neat and I want to learn about them.



Main question I think is is it a good or bad idea to buy a really cheap one? I was at a store yesterday and just stopped in that section for a minute, they range from $159 to around $2000. I could afford the $2000 one if everyone says don't bother with a cheap one but who likes spending extra money if they don't have to right?



Are the cheap cheap ones just really frustrating and difficult to get a good print out of? Or would they give you some good experience and skills? At this point size isn't a big factor. I also don't think I need a wide range of materials at this stage so fully enclosed and heated bed not needed either?


Open to hear any and all thoughts on the subject. Buying and learning Fusion 360 looks like a must if you are going to start designing your own stuff.

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The only reason you should spend 2k on one is size. Multi head... speed... accuracy. Most should be accurate as the next.

If you really want to get some experience on how they work you could build one that would cost you 1k for about 100 bucks.

Some have preset items to print (particularly the cheaper ones) but they are easy to hook into and upload your own models. Hope you like cad

I currently have a little side project going on that is somewhat related. I call it "The Multimill". The millframe is 6x4x4ft. Multi function overhead gantry mill. Multiple functions w/ multi head (considering an auto change head); 3d printing, plasma cutting, welding, measurement and model design, spindle mill. In the future I plan on adding a 4th and 5th axis and a turnstile. You guys see it all the time. Probably think it's just a big oversize workbench. It's the wood covered "workbench" in the center of my shop right now... if it's gonna take up space it needs to be useful.

Currently saving for the ballscrews and rails. I have everything else. Accurate ballscrews and rails are expensive.

A good controller software for entry level is mach3.

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I'm amazed it took me this long to finally get one. Did it a little over a month ago. Got the Creality CR-10s. In the range of the common cheap ones its one of the larger units. I got it at a local store that stocks several models and brands.



I had kinda decided on a $150 one but when I got to the store both the sales guy and some customers said no question at all I should up to the $200 Creality Ender 3 which was out of stock at the moment. They said it had all the features of the bigger brother CR-10 which was $400 and in stock......


Glad I went with the bigger one. One reason I justified it was the customers both had smaller models and said if a bigger one popped up for sale used they would snatch it up instantly so I figured if I didn't like it it would be easier to sell and I would get most of my money back. I have already printed several things that would not have fit on the smaller bed.



Anyone else got one or seriously thinking about it?
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81 Buick Riviera GAVE AWAY with the infamous Olds 5.7 diesel possibly still going strong.
15 VW Golf wagon, TDI. Did the buyback on my 13 Jetta TDI wagon so it was basically a trade up.
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