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Brian Oggy03/12/2020 09:43:30
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I am looking to get into 3d printing what would you consider is a good option for sub 1000 pound printer to produce good detail ?

not done it yet03/12/2020 20:26:06
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If you are looking to spend that much, perhaps look at the UV curing machines using liquid resins?

I am quite happy with my Sovol SVO1. Much cheaper and good enough for me as a starter machine. They appear to have a new model on the market now. But perhaps too cheap for you?

Size of finished items is a very important consideration, among others, and your actual requirements are not listed at all.

Journeyman03/12/2020 20:50:15
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Just treated myself to an Original Prusa Mk3S and can reccomend this. I went for the kit but it is available ready to go. The firmware is considerably more sophisticated than my old Factory 3D printer. The Prusa is made and shipped from the Czech Republic and there may be a bit of a delay due to Covid. Support is good and they have a very good website with shop, forum and many downloadable prints. I particularly like the removable PEI coated steel sheets that are held magnetically to the heated print bed, prints stick well and are easy to remove. Loading and changing filament is really simple compared with my old one.

Worth a visit to the website and forum to read the specs and see what others think. The printer is widely acclaimed on-line and there are plenty of reviews and videos to read. They have recently announced a minor upgrade to the printer now designated Mk3S+


Jon Lawes03/12/2020 20:51:49
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Prusa seems to be the brand that gets talked about the most. There are cheaper out there, but you end up spending more in the long run.

Nick Ginger03/12/2020 20:58:35
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What was called Zaribo but now called Caribou are also excellent. I have both a Prusa and Caribou, both are reliable robust machines, each with their advantages.

Edited By Nick Ginger on 03/12/2020 20:59:47

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