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Do you 3D Print?

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Posted 4yr ago
by Mr. John Smith | Legend | 42,263 exp
Posted 4yr ago
by Mr. John Smith | Legend | 42,263 exp
I wonder if GHI will mind if I did a poll on their forum. Ok here it goes:

+1 If you own/use a 3D printer or CNC mill that cost less than $5,000 USD.
Reply #1 — Posted 4yr ago
by Brett | Superhuman | 125,590 exp
Reply #1 — Posted 4yr ago
by Brett | Superhuman | 125,590 exp
Can't technically +1 so I'll comment Smiley
Have plans to DIY a Prusa i3. Have some parts, need a waterjet cutter to do my frame next
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Reply #2 — Posted 4yr ago
by Tim Cook | Master | 5,556 exp
Reply #2 — Posted 4yr ago
by Tim Cook | Master | 5,556 exp
What about poor rich folk like me that use systems with a few more zeros? : Smiley
Reply #3 — Posted 4yr ago
by JustMike | Minor | 410 exp
Reply #3 — Posted 4yr ago
by JustMike | Minor | 410 exp
What about all 3?
A few years ago I picked up a used 'benchtop' CNC with a 24"x30" bed for $1200.
Last year was the $3500 12"x20" 40w CO2 laser.
This year I got a $2300 SLA printer.

The laser and printer both came from Full Spectrum kickstarter projects.
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Reply #4 — Posted 4yr ago
by devhammer | Legend | 55,820 exp
Reply #4 — Posted 4yr ago
by devhammer | Legend | 55,820 exp
@Mr. John Smith - want to own those tools, but can't currently justify the cost for a hobby. When there are reliable options in the sub $1k (or cheaper) range, that might change. I'm never averse to buying tools that don't see frequent use (for example, I own a lathe, a biscuit joiner, and several other power tools that are only rarely used), so long as they're a reasonable outlay, and the potential exists for them to come in VERY handy at the right time.

3D printing is almost there.
Reply #5 — Posted 4yr ago
by ianlee74 | Superhuman | 127,688 exp
Reply #5 — Posted 4yr ago
by ianlee74 | Superhuman | 127,688 exp
devhammer says:

@Mr. John Smith - want to own those tools, but can't currently justify the cost for a hobby. When there are reliable options in the sub $1k (or cheaper) range, that might change. I'm never averse to buying tools that don't see frequent use (for example, I own a lathe, a biscuit joiner, and several other power tools that are only rarely used), so long as they're a reasonable outlay, and the potential exists for them to come in VERY handy at the right time.

3D printing is almost there.

@devhammer - 3D printing is definitely there. You can build a RepRap for $700 that has more speed & precision than a $3000 Makerbot. Believe me that once you have one, you'll wish you had two because you'll find so many things to do with it.
Reply #6 — Posted 4yr ago
by hagster | Hero | 18,264 exp
Reply #6 — Posted 4yr ago
by hagster | Hero | 18,264 exp
How about this for good print quality

http://www.cel-robox.com/print-quality/

Having played with one I agree with Ian that you can get really good results from the RepRaps. In many cases better than a far more expensive machine, but plug and play they are definitely not.
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Reply #7 — Posted 4yr ago
by Sprigo | Hero | 12,912 exp
Reply #7 — Posted 4yr ago
by Sprigo | Hero | 12,912 exp
I don't have a 3D Printer yet but it's on the wish list.
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Reply #8 — Posted 4yr ago
by Cuno | Hero | 17,800 exp
Reply #8 — Posted 4yr ago
by Cuno | Hero | 17,800 exp
I don't fit either, I use Shapeways.

Cuno
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Reply #9 — Posted 4yr ago
by Jay Jay | King | 28,008 exp
Reply #9 — Posted 4yr ago
by Jay Jay | King | 28,008 exp
i want to have a 3d printer but somehow everyone seems to forget the minimum requirements of driving one... like know how to use a cad program... jeeeee am i the only one that missed that class in college? because frankly i know nothing about design.

OK ok truth to be told i' only getting into this to earn more points to get my insider access, so don't feel shy to click on the +1 above Wink but what i said above is still true..

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