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Sorry ARG. I'm just going to answer crazyspaz's last post then I'll stop derailing this thread :p

It's actually my friend's. I think he got it for around $1k plus shipping to here which was maybe another $200-300. I just built it for him but I will get unlimited use off of it just need to supply my own filament. :D
DW about it, I love a 3D printer discussion :D
 



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Ive been looking into building a 3d printer for some time now. The only way I will afford one is if I build it totally from parts not using any type of kit. Hopefully I can build it this summer. It will probably be fairly shitty and small, but I will be able to use it to print parts for a bigger and better one!
 

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Sorry ARG. I'm just going to answer crazyspaz's last post then I'll stop derailing this thread :p

It's actually my friend's. I think he got it for around $1k plus shipping to here which was maybe another $200-300. I just built it for him but I will get unlimited use off of it just need to supply my own filament. :D
Ah. Wonder if he knows you can build one for ~500$
 

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Won't the prebuilt ones have better resolution/calibration/whatever it's called?
 

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But are the results of manual calibration as good as a prebuilt model?
 

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I don't see why not.

The pre-built ones have to be tweaked before use anyway, as shipping will rattle it around a little.
 

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Hmm, I might consider building one, then. Never bought a pre-made one because shipping gets complicated.
Would you recommend a kit?
 

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The i3 kits from there are good. Get the magma nozzle, or a similar all metal nozzle. The PEEK ones are not as good.
 

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Whats you experience with extruder nozzle size?

I would think smaller would mean better resolution, but then why does 0.4mm seem to be more popular than 0.2mm or similar? Are there some complications with a nozzle that size? Is it simply choice of print time vs resolution?
 

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More stuff getting jammed in smaller nozzles, longer print times and the gain in resolution isn't really noticeable unless you compare side by side.
 
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You guys really need to stop informing me about more things to sink my money into :/ wish I was joking
 

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Im still not impressed with the outcome of most 3D printers to invest in one just yet. From all the videos I have seen and the piece of printed plastic on a RC part I have it just feels way to fragile to me. Ill give it a few years for more advancments to come before I take the dive. Now if I could inly get me a CO2 laser cutter I would be set until then :)
 

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The i3 kits from there are good. Get the magma nozzle, or a similar all metal nozzle. The PEEK ones are not as good.
Will look into that, but it still seems to have lots of big parts. Do you remember how big/heavy the package was?
 




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