What 3D printer you recommend?

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gilhrpenner
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What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby gilhrpenner » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:51 am

Hello everyone, sorry if there's any topic related to that already but I couldn't find.
I'd like to know what 3d printer is everyone using.

I bought myself Prusa i3 to make a prosthetic hand for me, turns out that this printer isn't that great - my mistake not doing a better research - anyways, I got what I paid for, right?

I don't wanna make the same mistake again, I open to advice.
My friend has a Robo 3D printerlink here, it printed a small worm gear really good, thing that mine couldn't do.

Anyways, I hope to hear a few feedbacks and make up my mind.
Thanks :)

Peregrine Hawthorn
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby Peregrine Hawthorn » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:52 pm

Generally, the best desktop 3D printer is an Ultimaker 2. It's 2,500, but e make volunteers can get a discount from 3D universe.

Ultimakers use 3mm filament and Bowden extrusion, so the motors have a lot less to move around, allowing it to print faster and more precisely. Also, the heated bed and closed print chamber opens the door for things like ABS or nylon prints, which make much more durrable prints, when compared with PLA.

Another good option is the FlashForge. It's a good quality makerbot clone, that pretty regularly gets placed right behind Ultimaker, and makes similarly good prints.
Heavy duty hand user, and co-designer of the Talon.

I break hands and then tell you how I did it.

gilhrpenner
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby gilhrpenner » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:57 pm

Thanks, that was very helpful!
I tried printing ABS with my Prusa I3, even with heated bed I have problems.

Peregrine Hawthorn
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby Peregrine Hawthorn » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:28 pm

If you're ABS is having trouble sticking, aquanet hair spray, glue sticks, and painters tape are all community favorites for bed adhesion.

If the problem is warping, print in an enclosed space in a warm room. Maybe screen consider using a space heater to keep everything warm. This will also help bed adhesion, as warping can be a cause of adhesion problems.
Heavy duty hand user, and co-designer of the Talon.

I break hands and then tell you how I did it.

gilhrpenner
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby gilhrpenner » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:37 pm

The problem is sticking the ABS to the bed.
I tried all options above, I think it's because my bed doesn't warm up over 80C.

I gotta try some insulation under the bed to try to warm it better.

3dtech
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby 3dtech » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:48 am

The Technology of printing physical 3D objects from digital data using vertical axis manufacturing process is called "additive manufacturing."

The amount of material, the rotation of the platform and the design of the object is administered in a computer controlled environment.

This technology allows for complex shape, size and dimensions which are not easily or economically available using traditional manufacturing tooling methods. 3D printing services allows low cost production of highly specific, low volume products or mass markets quicker.

Remove unwanted restrictions to your designs, produce prototypes as one unit or pre-built unit assembly to aid in mass manufacturing.

dcgo
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby dcgo » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:12 pm

Flashforge is a good option. They have several models (creator pro, finder, dreamer). You can to go the website http://www.flashforge.com.hk and check which models is suitable for you.

vaughnx
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby vaughnx » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:11 pm

I'm currently using the Prusa i3. Has a single extruder, works with ABS and PLA. Cost around $400. It's an open machine meaning the extruder and heated bed are open to the air. The noise is tolerable (I've heard much worse from a Makerbot Replicator 2, my previous printer due to a loose frame) and I do recommend keeping the room ventilated with some air circulation as the heated bed and extruder will heat up the room considerably.

cweinthal
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby cweinthal » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:20 am

The Monoprice.com printer, ~ $350
Single head, 200mm x 200mm x ~200mm (~8" cube)

Bought mine on amazon for $337 delivered
Prints awesome using hatch box or argos brands PLA.

easy to setup -- 6 screws and plug in 4 wires

printer some or all these. print the *

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1585045 spring cups
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1543940 gantry shim
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1452270/#files wrench holder
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1311968 m3 nut thumb knob *
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1383950/#files usb/sd card alignment
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1218943/#files cable shim *
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1459160 heater cable cover / protector
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1217135 auto level -- needs software update
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1502743 tf to sd adapter block -- need to order a tf to sd adapter

denisbill
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby denisbill » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:47 pm

Ultimakers use 3mm filament and Bodden extrusion, so there is very little to hang around motors so that it can be printed faster and more accurately. In addition, the hotbed and closed printed room opens the door for things like ABS or nylon print, which prints too much drabble compared with PLA.
https://newzealand.babasupport.org/

airscapes
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Re: What 3D printer you recommend?

Postby airscapes » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:15 am

New guy here.. just found out about this group and would like to mention the printer I have recently purchased (Feb)
The MakerGear M2 is $1800 and one of the most solid units out there for years. If you search best 3D printer for the past 4 year it was always at the top and why I bought it. .. Do some google searchers..


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