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Recommendations on a 3d Printer ?

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by Gadget999, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. diggumwood

    diggumwood New Member

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    I have a Tevo Tarantula pro on it:s way which you might want to consider for the price. I think their bad reputation from days gone by has made it a bargain. Anyway I will find out as soon as it clears customs!
  2. Damien602

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    I bought an anet a8. it needs to be assembled but that is half the fun. With the a8 make sure you buy the mosfet bed drivers for the bed and filament heaters. Havent tried printed petg yet, but ABS and PLC work fine.
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    3D systems, founded in 1986, is an old brand of 3D printers
  4. Avee

    Avee Virtual Pilot

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    I have the Ender 3 Pro with a glass plate, control via Octoprint on an Arduino and with an auto bed leveling probe. Like that, it works well for me. Bare in mind that the Ender 3 is a very basic printer (but accurate), if you want comfort, consider above addons, so be prepared to spend another 150 EUR/USD.

    I have also exchanged all blowers and used some custom printed mufflers for the blowers, got a cicuit board with stepper drivers, and it is half as loud right now.
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  5. lysa elec

    lysa elec LYSA ELEC

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    tne ultimaker 2 is a good print 3G but more heavy
  6. lysa elec

    lysa elec LYSA ELEC

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    i think that is a utimaker 2 ou 3 is very good
  7. PeterW

    PeterW alias Wickie

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    We have 3 Ultimaker in our company and allways thougt this is high end - because they are expensive.
    Since half a year I own a Prusa prusa i3 mk3s and I can tell you its the way way better choice!.
    I can recommend this printer 100%
    Wickie
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  8. Gadget999

    Gadget999 Well-Known Member

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    I ended up buying an Ender 3 max - good value for money and a very active community

    You can do prints up to 300 x 300 x 340
  9. Pascal Thanheiser

    Pascal Thanheiser New Member Gold Contributor

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    You should check out the Sunlu S8. It works fine out of the box. Using Cura with almost different Brands of pla. Its not expensive. Great for large prints. If you want to print small parts with fine details take a Look at These resin Printers.
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    Hi guys,
    For the moment I am using a Anet A6 3d printer, which is working very well. But I would like to have an upgrade. Any recommandations? I just have way to many options to choose from. So a all tips are welcome :thumbs.
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    My printer: Anicubic i3Mega S, I made some modifications myself, and it works well now.