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    Default 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    been wanting to get in to the 3D printing lark for a while and decided to spends some coins.
    there are hundreds ranging from £150-1000+ my budget is around £300
    Looking at getting the ANYCUBIC MEGA-S 3D

    but if you think there are better machines for the price range please let me know.

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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    I felt like this about dremmels years ago.

    Are you sure the end results are worth dipping ur coin?

    Nearly every 3D printer I’ve seen is a sack of shite. Unles ur paying 1000’s not 100’s.


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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    I got a creality ender 3 for xmas, think it was about 150 took about 45 mins to build, there were a few glitches with the design so you have to print a couple of mods for it. but it's a great first printer.

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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    I felt like this about dremmels years ago.

    Are you sure the end results are worth dipping ur coin?

    Nearly every 3D printer I’ve seen is a sack of shite. Unles ur paying 1000’s not 100’s.


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    No, mine cost £150 (and maybe £50 upgrades) and produces nice prints. It's all about how the printer is calibrated.

    Here's a print I did last night of a bracket.



    As New art riot says the ender 3 is a good little printer. Metal frame and components, minimal set up and prints nicely out of the box.

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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by beerman View Post
    No, mine cost £150 (and maybe £50 upgrades) and produces nice prints. It's all about how the printer is calibrated.

    Here's a print I did last night of a bracket.

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    As New art riot says the ender 3 is a good little printer. Metal frame and components, minimal set up and prints nicely out of the box.

    Looking to dip my toe into 3d printing; considering the ender3. The quality of the bracket looks very good. What were the upgrades you opted for to improve the ender3?

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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    i have a CTC Dual Head, Pile of crap, Aldi are doing this for about 250 on line, its had some great reviews on youtube
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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by sinister_monk View Post
    Looking to dip my toe into 3d printing; considering the ender3. The quality of the bracket looks very good. What were the upgrades you opted for to improve the ender3?
    The Ender 3 is a good solid printer. I would recommend checking the XC60 connectors on it or replacing these completely as they had a batch of cheap ones which have caused a few fires. I believe the issue has been sorted now but check as you could still get one of the dodgy batch.

    I haven't got an ender 3 personally, I have a tevo tarantula which I've modded quite heavily. I've added a linear rail, dual z axis, camera mounts, adjustable belt tensioners, cable chains, etc. The ender 3 is just the best for that price point, although if you need a larger build volume look at the cr10. Personally I would have rathered buying a larger printer first as now I find myself wanting to upgrade to a larger one so effectively buying it twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinister_monk View Post
    What were the upgrades you opted for to improve the ender3?
    I've printed a fan cover to stop hot material dripping into the fan, and two filament guides so it doesn't rub against the frame etc.

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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by New Art Riot View Post
    I've printed a fan cover to stop hot material dripping into the fan, and two filament guides so it doesn't rub against the frame etc.

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    Just bought one of these, can you recommend any good forums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    Just bought one of these, can you recommend any good forums?
    Forums for 3d printing don't really exist, most have migrated to a group on facebook.

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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    Just bought one of these, can you recommend any good forums?
    I don't know any forums but there is some good content on youtube to help in building the machine then printing the mods. The trickiest part is getting the bed level correct, however just needs a bit of patience.

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    Default Re: 3d printer recommendations before i pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by New Art Riot View Post
    I don't know any forums but there is some good content on youtube to help in building the machine then printing the mods. The trickiest part is getting the bed level correct, however just needs a bit of patience.
    Cheers Iíve been watching a few and reading up on reddit gonna attempt it this weekend after work.

    I like the idea of printing to improve the printer.

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