ISO 3D Inexpensive Printer - can require repairs

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  1. Dewie

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    I, on the other hand, bought a smaller cheaper one lol -


    but for half the price.
     
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    Nice. $400 on Amazon. Seems reasonable!
     
  3. Cheddar

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    I've been watching those being sold locally and almost pulled the trigger on one. Just couldn't figure out what to make with it.
     
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    to what?
     
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    What are you guys making with them?
     
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    I'm working the system. I'm going to use mine to print a bigger and better 3d printer.
     
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    $50 plus materials if you print me a JT Blackface bobblehead.
     
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    Opened mouth JT toilet seat covers for the Alberta crew? lol
     
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    They might be ok if he teams up with the Tories for the pipeline.

    I do want my bobblehead though.
     
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    I make no promises until I try it out lol
     
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    Lol, deal.
     
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    Nice, I have the multi-material upgrade for mine but haven't got it working yet, once working it will allow me to use 5 different filaments at once
     
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    Did you assemble or buy pre assembled?
     
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    I assembled, the base printer kit took me about 8 hours over a couple nights. for the MMU it took the same but I have bugs to work out now
     
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    Did you have many issues after assembling the base printer? Make any assembly mistakes?
     
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    nope, all i had to do was the base layer calibration, which is something you'd have to do even if you got it assembled.

    As you eluded to a lot of the parts are 3d printed and I broke one and had to get DewieDewie to print me a new one lol

    I spent a lot of time making sure the wire management was correct, I don't need a wire touching something hot and it catching on fire.

    The instructions on the website were easier to follow than the printed version they sent, but they were very detailed.

    I would think this would be well within your wheel house, and you will know how to diagnose problems easier if you know how it was assembled
     
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    The MINI won't ship until January... not sure I can wait that long :rofl:

    I just don't know if the extra cost of the mk3s is justified for me.. it'd be like $1200 by the time it got to me. The MINI is half that
     
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    I found I QUICKLY wanted to print things bigger, and use more than 1 material, so I sold dewie my first one and upgraded, within like 3 months

    I am into my mk3s and MMU for about $1500.....Will I make that back hell no, but I can print pretty much anything at this point

    18x18x18 for the mini $349 USD
    25x21x21 for the mk3s $749 USD

    I guess is $400 more worth 7x3x3 bigger, seems like a small amount but can make the difference in having to split something into 2 prints vs 1
     
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  21. Boots

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    What have you printed so far? Another fear is that I'll drop a grand and not make use of it :o
     
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    I've come to terms with the fact I'll likely never make enough use to feel like I got my monies worth.

    Once I get the MMU working I am creating a shift boot for the corvette, frame sliders for the Z1000, these are materials my first printer just was not designed to do, flexible filament for the shift boot, and carbon fiber for the frame slider. Although Dewie has print flexi stuff with the cheap printer with good sucess.

    I made some prop weapons for costumes from video games, some puzzles, a few spool holders to hopefully fix my MMU issues.

    made some cookie cutters for my nieces, some cups with straws built in(food safe filament)

    on the horizon is stuff for my brother and his woodworking business, might make some money off that but no biggie if I don't
     
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    Nice.. I guess I gotta decide if I wanna wait or spend more..hmmm
     
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    Instant gratification is the defining characteristic of today's society. Don't go fucking with social norms. Get the bigger, pricier one now. And you can make me a bigger bobblehead.
     
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    Trudeau to scale!
     
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    Buy 3D printer

    Print a 3D printer

    Return the 3D printer
     
  27. Boots

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    Buy 3D printer

    Print the next model up 3D printer

    Sell

    Profit
     
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    I for one think it's funny that Boots is actually pretending that there is greater than a 0% chance that he's not going to get the more expensive one.
     
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    So far I'm holding off :o

    I just can't justify the money having zero experience with these things.
     
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    Within six months you'll have both anyway.
     
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    Only if I buy the cheap one and print the expensive one lol
     

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