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    Here is a great deal on a 3D printer: http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_i...seq=1&format=2


    This printer is only $199 and completely assembled (not a kit).

    Most bang for the buck I have seen yet on a 3D printer.
    Chris Boss
    Computer Workshop
    Developer of "EZGUI"
    http://cwsof.com
    http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

  • #2
    Bet the supplies are high cost.
    p purvis

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    • #3
      Looks like an OK entry level 3D printer. The table is not very big but it should be OK for making small parts. Sounds like it takes normal expendables so the running costs may not be all that high as it is a competitive market for such things.
      hutch at movsd dot com
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      • #4
        I saw an ad one time for a 3d printer that spits out concrete for building a house (or barn or chicken coup). Now that was something to drool over.
        There are no atheists in a fox hole or the morning of a math test.
        If my flag offends you, I'll help you pack.

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        • #5
          Actually it is a great deal!

          It has a heated bed, which is very important. It uses standard filament and can handle all types of filament. The same vendor sells filament , 1 KG spools for $20 which is very reasonable. The unit is not a kit, but is fully assembled which is a big plus. You can't buy a $200 3D printer fully assembled. The casing is solid, rather than just being a bunch of threaded rods like most kits.The build size is 4.7 inch cubed, which is plenty for most hobbiests.

          This is one solid printer for the price and I haven't seen anything better for the money. This printer can handle the following filament materials:

          ABS, PLA, XT Copolyester,
          PET, TPU, TPC, FPE, PVA,
          HIPS, Jelly, Foam, Felty


          If you want a bigger build area, the same vendor sells this printer for $349 : http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13860

          Their pro printer has a slightly bigger build area but far more accurate for only $499: http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15607

          Chris Boss
          Computer Workshop
          Developer of "EZGUI"
          http://cwsof.com
          http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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          • #6
            There is one glaring parameter missing from their specifications. This is the x,y printing tolerance(s) which is (are) typically the indicator of how accurate the overall finished part will be. This affects the surface appearance of the finished object as well as potential usability. So while the layer resolution (z axis) may be 0,1mm (or 0,02mm for the top end model referenced) , Usually the x,y tolerances are much larger than the z axis. So the x,y resolutions could be out of a desirable range if one is trying to replicate a needed part that requires a level of precision. It would benefit one to check with the fabricator to see if these tolerances are available and then, if so, verify they are acceptable for the intended uses. Disappointments could be avoided before time and money are expended when the expectations would not be met.
            Last edited by Richard Angell; 6 Jun 2016, 10:20 AM. Reason: added comment and modified some text.
            Rick Angell

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