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Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: February 07, 2021 04:53PM
Specifically the Prusa Mini kit

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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 07, 2021 06:13PM
Prusa has some very good 3D printers. Their slicer program has a lot of innovative features. If I was buying a 3D printer now, Prusa would be on the short list.
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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 08, 2021 07:32AM
I have several monoprice Mini Select printers. Prusa printers look very nice too though. I’m looking into getting a large format printer at work.



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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: decay
Date: February 08, 2021 08:34AM
So is $350 the entry-level cost for a decent 3D printer nowadays?



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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 08, 2021 09:45AM
Just looked at the Mini+. It has some nice feature upgrades, like wired networking. This allows one to send files to the printer without pulling a SD card, writing the file and putting the sd card back in the printer.
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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 08, 2021 10:36AM
I have one to recommend against, if you're looking at bargain basement models...
I bought an ANET A6, and I've spent WAY more time tinkering and adjusting than I have PRINTING. Lots of hardware and electrical deficiencies (including a hot-bed notorious for starting fires...). I don't regret it as a learning experience, putting the whole thing together without a manual gives me a really good idea how everything works... but, I'd have been better off buying one of the Prusa's (which get good reviews).



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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 08, 2021 10:45AM
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So is $350 the entry-level cost for a decent 3D printer nowadays?

Ender Pro is <$300

[www.amazon.com]?

I got mine on Woot! last year, though it was the older Pro and not the V2.
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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 08, 2021 11:01PM
7-8 weeks delivery lead time, if I read it right.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I have to spend closer to $1k to get half the features I want.
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Re: Lower cost 3D printer experiences/recommendations ??
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 09, 2021 12:26AM
I have the Quidi X-one2. Comes ready to print. Built like a tank. Enclosed (great for ABS printing) the bed is a bit smaller.
[www.ebay.com]



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