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October 11 2017 at 7:48 PM

Mike Lobo  (Login theapacolypse)
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Response to 3D printer advice...

I can't suggest a particular model. When spending on "High-Ticket" items, nothing prevents buyer's remorse like Research (comparison Shopping). You can search for "CHEAP" +"3D PRINTERS", and I'm sure you'll get a few thousand results. There's A LOT on Youtube.
You already have an idea of what you wan't to do with it. Use frequency is another consideration. When advising folks on computers, I always suggest that they buy More computer than they think they need. This, because their use demands Always expand after their purchase.
Good news is that they Are getting cheaper. If you have the skills (being a model builder, you probably do) it's Always cheaper to buy the unassembled types. While building your own doesn't give you a warranty, It does have the advantage of You being able to know how to fix/maintain it. Avoiding big names (ie. Dremel) tend to also keep cost down.
Last I checked, I was starting to see sub $1K models out there, but cheap often means Small Print Area, Lack of Heated Bed, and/or cheap components, etc.

Oh, and offering cheap print services could serve as a return on the investment and offset your costs.
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This message has been edited by theapacolypse from IP address on Oct 11, 2017 7:57 PM

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