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« on: February 24, 2021, 01:46:30 PM »

It looks like I will be drifting into the world of 3D Printing soon.

So many choices.. .  with no real knowledge about them.

So my budget is $5,000.00

Suggestio ns?

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 10:57:33 AM »

Hi;

 Most filament 3D printers range anywhere from $400 to $1000 these days, I have no preferenc e in manufactu rer, but Ebay or Amazon is a good place to begin your search for these. Power printers on the other hand, cost way more should you want to go that route. Good luck, have fun.

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 03:59:10 PM »

I have an Ender 3 Pro in our winter house, it's a good starter printer that will run you between $200 and $300 US.  They have a newer version, called the not very creative V2, that's added some tweaks and looks worth the small price increase, I just upgraded mine to the latest 32 bit controlle r used in the V2, which has the additiona l advantage that the cooling fans are the only sounds coming from the machine.

The Prusa i3 MK3S+, at $750US would be my choice for a higher end hobby printer.  Drifting into suggests you're not looking for a professio nal productio n machine, either of these, imho, are a good way to become familiar with hobby level 3D printing.

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