3D printer recommendations

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3D printer recommendations

Post by kn612 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:23 am

With Black Friday/cyber Monday coming up, what are some recommendations for printers? Mainly for beginners. $500 budget

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Re: 3D printer recommendations

Post by Plasma-art » Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:29 am

If you dont have one and no experience start off with something like an ender 3.
Very basic printer, decent quality and alot of mods available.
Buy some different fillaments and maybe go with auto bed leveling as an option however I am a strong advocate of learning with manual bed leveling.

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Re: 3D printer recommendations

Post by acourtjester » Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:41 am

I started with a Tevo Tarantula and now use 2 Anycubic printers, great tool to have. There are many to choose from, some differences are the bed size and type of extruder. You can use different filaments with most of them, I use mainly PLA and a flexible type. I would be sure to get a direct extruder type of printer. Prices are about $200. up, shop around no need to spent more than needed. I use Ideamaker (free) for my slicer (CAM software) and a free program for making the STL files. Thingiverse is a great place for free files to print, from trinkets to tools and Modifications.
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Re: 3D printer recommendations

Post by adbuch » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:01 am

I highly recommend the Voxel mp3. I have one and have used it for several years now with great success. It works great right out of the box.

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-133820 ... b2eaf37afa
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Also the Flashforge shown below is basically the same printer.
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Re: 3D printer recommendations

Post by constantproject » Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:48 pm

OP if you have not pulled the trigger yet, I would also recommend the ender 3. I would also recommend getting on all3dp . com and doing some reading on entry level units. There is more information there than any one source I have found yet. An ender 3 and Cura for a slicer is about the cheapest and easiest way to start learning how to adjust and tune and learn to print your own upgrades.

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