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3D Printer recommendations

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    • #149529
      AvatarScott
      Participant

      Hi All,

      So I am looking to get into 3D printing my own terrain and have been extensively researching the different types of printers etc available within my price range (I’m in the UK so my budget is about £500ish). Does anyone have any recommendations as a lot of the ones i have found online recommended by various tech forums and magazines have then had quite negative reviews on amazon.

      Any and all help is appreciated.

      Thanks!

      Scott

    • #149565
      Sam CampbellSam Campbell
      Keymaster

      The Prusa Kit is around $750 USD. The Ender 3s are ok and a lot cheaper but require a lot more work.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Sam CampbellSam Campbell.
    • #149654
      Avatarhakan
      Participant

      I would go for the Prusa MK3(s).

      And, if you did not already assemble and calibrate a printer yourself, or have some experienced help nearby, choose the pre-assembled version. Being able to start printing immediately after opening the box really helps 🙂

    • #149732
      AvatarScott
      Participant

      Thanks for the recommendations 🙂 so I’ve done some more looking into these and the Prusa is a bit above what I would really go for for a first printer and has a lead time if 4 weeks :'( The ender looks good but from what I have read it seems to be a bit more fiddly and not so ‘new user’ friendly. Does anyone have any experience with the XYZprinting da vinci series or the flash forge ones? They keep popping up as good starting points along with the monoprice video (but again a long lead time on this)

    • #150105
      Sam CampbellSam Campbell
      Keymaster

      The XYZ had proprietry filament which was a bit more expensive, The Enders are a bit more fiddly but the Prusa is a straight out of the box type deal. I’ve heard some good things about the Anycubic i3 Mega. Haven’t had anything to do with the Flashforge printers yet.

    • #150133
      AvatarScott
      Participant

      So I have gone for the ender pro, got it built last night so going to calibrate and hopefully do my first prints today 🙂 thanks for all the help!

    • #150180
      Sam CampbellSam Campbell
      Keymaster

      Post up your first prints. We always love to see prints.

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