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They're getting pretty cheap -- I picked mine up brand new for $230.
Is this actually a deal?
Isn't the "Pro" just what all the newer base Ender 3s come with?
Edit: I see the PSU change now, I'd still take the base model I linked though, they're offering 60% off the glass bed (which was amazing on my Ender 5)
You can get another one for only USD $169 plus free shipping if you're an Amazon Prime member
Bought mine from Amazon.de, sold by Comgrow, shipped by Amazon. Ordered on Tuesday last week, arrived three days later. Price was 220€, but I got a spool of black PLA with it for free, so I guess I can round that down to 200€. I guess I did pay a premium, but the fast shipping and the added amazon safety is worth it I guess.
Got mostly lucky with quality control too. The extruder motor bracket is not bent to a perfect 90°, so I had to leave the Z guide screws on it pretty loose. But it prints well, so I'm not complaining.
Probably only a used or clapped out one - from what I'm seeing, the smaller cheapies aren't very good.
You can get an Ender3 around $250 on Amazon without trying hard, and that's a great device.
Man, it really sucks to be Australian.
I could have a new Ender 3 delivered by Wednesday for $165 US..
And you guys are much closer to the source of these printers.
That’s $230 USD. Here’s the link:
I think that’s either cheaper or close even after exchange rate. But I don’t know what your shipping situation would be.
I didn’t know you were in Canada. If I were to buy from that link I’d have to pay another $60 CAD for shipping but that would probably be free for you. Still if you have access to prime shipping on Amazon it’s free 2 day.
Hi Mary, I would recommend an Ender 3, it’s a great starter printer, mine is a bit more expensive but I have seen amazing things printed on an Ender.
You download the files from the link and look for the STL file, you download software called a “slicer”, Ultimaker Cura is free and works great. You have to tell it what kind of printer it has and tweak the settings (this design is very easy to print) and then it spits out a gcode file that you load on an SD card and then stick it in your printer and select it to print. I’m sure there are some good guides to getting started out there.
I like using PLA plastic because it’s easy to work with. Speaking of, what color would you like? I have red, green, light blue, black, grey, along others.
Comgrow on Amazon, but if you asked me if they were part of Creality, a knock-off, or something in-between, I would have never thought to ask the question. I just figured that they would be an authorized retailer, or something to that effect.
Come to think of it, I still don't know the answer to that.
This is what I bought:
Yeah, sorry :( Not sure if it helps at all but the ender 3 original is available on Amazon for sale at $165 with prime shipping (next day delivery available for me). link
This is a link for my printer [link]
Ender 3 is awesome this is the one i have. Though V2 is out now which maybe worth the extra ~60$. Filament is all you need to get started which comes in every color imaginable. The only "extra" thing i purchased for it was a metal filament guide as the plastic was crap and a better bed for it (total for both was 50$).
The biggest downfall with 3D printers is leveling... Once leveled they print great. but sometimes it becomes unleveled and you dont realize until 6hrs into a print..sucks but its not the end of the world. level the bed and print again
PM me with any questions or if you make the jump. Id recommend it for anyone who owns a house or likes to collect knick knacks
Hey, thanks for the info. Can you link to the item? I'm not able to find one on Amazon that appears to be sold by Creality. There's this one, but it appears to be sold by "Comgrow." I'm just leery of getting ripped off.
So is it worth it at $300 to get? There's a Creality Ender 3 available on Amazon for $240 right now, but I don't know if it's legit or not. I don't really have a sense for the 3d printing market. Here's the link
Creality Ender 3 for £153 (Saving of around £40) Only good for the next hour on Lightning Deals.
Edit: Time of posting 20:34 GMT
Besides coming pre-assembled, what advantages does this have over an Ender 3 (in terms of what it can do)? I've found the Ender 3 on Amazon for $72 less than the Monoprice Maker Select Plus.
Hey guys, I'm extremely new to 3d printing and after viewing various reviews and comparison videos I think I'm going to get the Ender 3.
I'm from Ireland and saw this one for sale on amazon:
Is this ok to go ahead an purchase? Is there any thing I should be aware of? I saw comgrow was just a creality reseller from another reddit thread and everyone was happy with that aspect.
You can get the Ender3 for less than that Monoprice. I have one; it's a good recommendation.
That's the one! If you're willing to pay a little bit of a premium for the sake of convenience, Amazon has them in stock for $250:
Pretty much every reasonably priced 3D printer is in high demand at the moment, hence Creality being out of stock, unfortunately. Nice thing is, other than filament, you don't need anything else to get going if you get one - it comes with all the tools needed for assembly.
Edit: The thing I dislike about Creality's site is that they don't allow backorders and don't have a way to let you be notified when they're back in stock, which is the big reason why I suggest using Amazon.
There actually already are quite a few sales on atm. Online retailers like extending sales the entirety of the weekend to make more profits. $221 w/$15 off coupon Ender 3(partially assembled) that being said there are lots of printers out there that can work pretty well for similar.
I got it in Amazon maybe a week ago for $170 though it was a daily deal.
This is the one I got
I had a Makerbot Replicator 2 that the former tech teacher used before it got commandeered for the makerspace.
I tried to do homologous bone structures also but I couldn't find any good models so I had to scrap that lesson and do it the old fashioned way.
Once you get a hang of 3D printing, it's really easy and really cool. I would suggest, however, that you put the printer in a strictly "no students" section of your room. They're very finicky and the prints take hours, so one student going over to "look" at it could mess up the print and you'd have to start it all over. Some of the skulls I printed took 8 hours.
I would maybe wait for a v3 or a little more time for people to consume this before you PAY to have it printed. Before I got a 3D printer myself I spent about $150 getting a stock printed for my rift.
I had no idea what I was doing or talking about, in general the service I used worked well. There are job sites, you submit the files and a person with a 3D printer through the site signs up and jobs out the print. The people are helpful and know what they are doing, but again, I recommend waiting a little bit before paying to get this printed.
Although, I will continue to work off this platform so if you get the base stock printed, you can have redesigned paddles printed and they will fit this platform. But if other people take this concept and redesign something crazy, you will want their version, not mine.
I am a mediocre CAD designer, I have the concept, but am limited with my ability and time. But I will rework this at least one more time and again, I spent $150 on the stock to have it 3D printed by a job website. An Ender 3 full 3D printer Kit is $200. You could buy the Ender 3 for $50 more than it is to job the print out and you will have yourself a 3D printer.
Amazon link for Ender 3 as an example
It's incredibly cool to be able to download a 3d image offline and hold it in your hands in a very short amount of time, very small learning curve! DO IT!
I'd suggest getting this printer. It's cheap and makes great prints!
They are pretty amazing...check out /r/3dprinting you can get one for around $200 Ender 3 from Creality it's one of the best starter 3d printers around right now...huge community behind it and so many upgrades available...also check out www.thingverse.com and search woodworking
Just to confirm before I go ahead and place my order, this link is from the legitimate seller/reseller isn't it?
I assume so as I've seen many people backing comgrow, and Amazon is usually safe but just to be sure?
Hey friend, if you're looking for a cheap reliable printer you might consider an Ender 3. I think, at the moment, that printer will likely give you the best for your buck.
<250$ shipped + 1 day of setting it up and getting everything aligned and printing little boats and understanding what it's doing and why + plans for the marble machine:
And away you go.
This one is a pretty good one with excellent reviews. May need some tinkering though
So if he really likes to work on side projects, I would say a solid pair of calipers if he doesn't already have a pair and can't borrow them from work. Unless he's working on a space shuttle, these will be more than enough. (https://www.mcmaster.com/8647a42)
Or if he doesn't have a personal 3d printer and would like one, the Ender 3 is around $200 on Amazon and can get some impressive quality prints with the right settings. r/ender3 would agree.
Or if he does a lot of 3d modeling, a Space Mouse is one of those cool things that isn't 100% necessary, but is 100% awesome and beneficial once you give it an honest effort to learn.
On the cheaper side ($25), someone asked about an engineer gift and was recommended a high quality mechanical pencil, and I bit on that idea. Bought myself a rOtring pencil and it makes me feel like a boss every time I use it.
Checkout PrintShootRepeat on YouTube for some build ideas.
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Yes, I own an Ender 3. They are under $250 over on amazon. The filament is from Gizmodorks, and run under $20 for a spool, I used about 1 1/2 spools (That is why there are different colors)
Really a fun print! Took me about a week to print out the parts when I was at home. Most of the parts are under two hours to print. The big orange section was 12 hrs. I added some noise cancelling steppers, cause with out them the printer is noisy AF.
This was my first project. I also got the files from Thingiverse.
I just got the printer and there were errors made, hence some of the issues in the tower.
I want to make it clear that I do buy a crapton of GW minis and other things from them. But having access to a 3d printer opens up a whole new world in what I can do for Tabletop games (among other things I print out for fun!)
highly recommend purchasing a 3d printer if you are a hobbyist and have the room. It's another hobby within itself, but it opens so many doors! I make custom enclosures for all my electronics, I can repair broken plastic parts without having to go to the manufacturer, and you can even design your own consumable goods, like this hard drive bracket I made. I've printed a few quad bodies as well.
Printers have come down a ton in price, many people swear by the Ender 3, which is 230 dollars on amazon. I also see a lot of people mention the Creality CR10 and the Prusa for pricier alternatives
I would definitely recommend against buying printers second hand. There's a reason they're selling it versus keeping it for parts they may not be telling you. "Needs a little tlc" is very subjective depending on your skill level/experience. I would save the money and go with an Creality Ender 3. Easy to get, very little assembly required, comparable print volume, heated bed, massive community behind it. They're even sold on Amazon too. Moreover you could get an Ender 3 V2 for not much more and it's a higher end 32bit printer with a nice color LCD screen.
I'd give those 2 printers a look before getting something off of Craigslist...
Ender 3: $209.99 Amazon
Ender 3 V2: $285.00 Amazon
Seems expensive for an off brand Chinese clone. Why not jus buy a Prusa mini for $349 usd?
If you need a Chinese printer get an Ender 3 for (comgrow, via Amazon) for $226 usd:
Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm [link]
Filament is about $15-45 per,roll depending on brand and the tools are,usually included in for free.
Except calipers, that might be an extra $10.
Why do I care? Because this is NOT a 3d printing deal...
This is,just someone's advertisement and I hope the mods follow up appropriately.
Here's my favorite manufacturer of polymer pistol frames.
Exact printer I have that made this.
Amazon is the most trustworthy and Aliexpress isn't far behind, it's like the Ebay of China. BangGood and Gearbest are god awful and have a terrible history. You will probably get your order from any of the four, but the last 2 have basically zero support and very shady business practices I would avoid.
As for the Ender-3, I would either get it directly from Creality on Ebay or the Comgrow on Amazon. I got the Comgrow (it is just branded, still the Ender-3) and the extra few bucks was worth the 2 day S&H and peace of mind.
I just started 3d printing about a month ago same as you no experience no idea what I was doing. I bought the Ender 3 amazon / Ender 3 Banggood I have never used Banggood so I can't say if it's safe or not or what the customer support is like.
So far it has been a good printer I would say great but my unit had an x-axis belt too short and had to wait for a replacement to come in. Other than that it's been an EZ hobby to get into. This is the Build Tutorial I watched before getting mine. Over all I have had fun will there be problems with a low-end printer yes are they hard to fix not with a bit of help from google/Reddit and the ender 3 facebook groups FB group 1 FB group 2 just take you time look up guides on youtube for the ender 3 don't be nervous just have fun with it.
~~Amazon has "prime early access" lightning deal right now on ender 3 with resume print $172.68 shipped.~~
And looks like that lightning deal's sold out.
Still on sale! [link]
A direct link since the poster wanted clicks. Their entire pretty history is spamming.
cough any wiggle room in your budget?
Here's an Amazon link for the ender 3. It was on sale elsewhere online for $190 last week.
Edit: The printer I've been using the MonoPrice Select Mini V1. Great little printer, but it does require a bit of maintenance if you're going to be using it as much as I have.
$230 on amazon for the lazy:
Spend a few months watching Maker's Muse, CHEP, Thomas Sanladerer, Make Anything, and 3d Printing Nerd on youtube, then spend your tax return on one of the Creality printers. That's how I did it!
You can get an Ender 3 from Amazon (here's one for $207), and some half-decent filament (here's some for $20). Don't worry if you have a toaster for a PC. My 13 year old unmodified Inspiron 560 can run CAD and slicing software better than it can run new Reddit.
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Just buy an Ender 3, an FLSUN Q5, or a Monoprice MP. They are far better printers. The 3D20 came out about 7 years ago and while it was a good printer then, it's overpriced now. The 3D20 isn't compatible with Octoprint, is loud, slow, and requires a ton of upgrades. For the same money you could get a much more modern printer that is going to be upgradable, faster, or compatible with popular software / services. The Ender 3 is pretty much the go-to recommendation at that price point. You can pick one up for under $200. The Monoprice stuff is in the same category as the Ender 3, just stay away from the "mini" printers if you want to do any serious 3D printing. The FLSUN Q5 is the cheapest delta printer (faster than cartesian or core x/y) with a standard build volume (200mmx200mmx200mm). All three of those printers are supported by Octoprint and Cura. The Dremel requires a plugin for Cura and their "free" branded software was terrible and feature-less.
All four are this: [link]
>A good 3D printer is about $15k.
Um excuse me what the fuck?
I use an ender 3. Here's a link to it on amazon if you are interested:
Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing Function DIY 3D Printers Printing Size 220x220x250mm [link]
Ender 3 for $175.99/USD
I know other users may have a different opinion, but I think the ender 3 basic is fine and the pro version doesn't really add much value for all that cost up. The big difference between the ender 3 and pro is that the pro has a better power supply unit and a magnetic print bed.
Here's the basic ender 3 for just $175. I use this and it's never given me any problems
I'd also recommend you go for a quality spool manufacturer like hatchbox. Some of the cheaper ones may not print very well($23)
Lastly, you may want to invest in a tool kit like this one for your build part post processing and also the 3D printer maintenance ($30)
Also, keep in mind that the ender 3 comes unassembled, so you would have to do the IKEA thing and put it together. I'm a noob and it took me a day to assemble and calibrate it. Just check out YouTube and you'll find help.
Experience: I have intermediate to advanced experience with 3D modeling but have not 3D printed anything yet
Goals: I am joining a engineering class and i want to create parts for my future projects
There are two printers that I am looking at and I can't tell the difference between them besides their price.
Less expensive one - $176
More expensive one - $236
Looking to get my husband a 3D Printer fur fathers day.
Which one is better?
Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing Function DIY 3D Printers Printing Size 220x220x250mm
ELEGOO Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer with Silient Motherboard, Safety Power Supply,Resume Printing and Removable Build Plate, Impresora 3D with 220x220x250mm Printing Size
Thank you in advance!
I didn't even get the pro, I got the basic one.
Currently the Ender 3 is on sale on Amazon for $169 and if you have prime, free delivery. I have considered also buying the Voxelab Aquila (which is cheaper if you add that 5% discount) to play with, but I seriously don't have the room for another printer at this point in my life. There is a subreddit for that printer also and one of the things that turned me off to trying to make space in my small office was the discussion of differences between mainboards on the model. Some people have slightly different boards than others so flashing firmware is sometimes a challenge (from what I read in r/VoxelabAquila) but for a 3d printer with a 32bit motherboard with silent steppers for $167, it's kinda a great deal. How well it works, I can't answer because I don't own one (though I would like one eventually to mess with).
Here you go!
You can get an Ender 3 for $200 on Amazon. It's a solid entry level printer. [link]
There is an ender 3 that has a resume print feature, you'd be able to switch filament then resume [link]
Is this amazon one okay to buy from?
If it's says Fulfilled by Amazon, or Amazon Prime available or something like that, then it will come directly from one of Amazon's warehouses within the EU, so you don't have to bother with gifts or anything like that.
Like this for example: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comgrow-Creality-Ender-Printer-Aluminum/dp/B07BR3F9N6
This is the amazon seller I had bought from!
Having printed a LOT of these tiles, I would caution against relying on a public library as a resource.
These things take a LONG time to print enough to make an entire dungeon. It's unreasonable to assume that the librarian would be willing to allow you to continuously print that many. (I will easily print almost 24/7 for weeks at a time to complete a set)
That being said, they are very cool tiles... and it's unbelievable that they are offered for free, Devon Jones is the man, for sure!
I would greatly advise looking into purchasing your own printer... my pick for this would be an Ender 3. Check out some videos on YouTube, and join the Facebook user group to get a good idea of how to get started. The printers aren't that much, about $230 USD on Amazon right now... and it will be worth it in the long haul to invest.
As far as your attachment method, the bases can be magnetic... but the magnets do end up costing a lot if you use them in all the tiles... I quit doing this after a few sets.
The OpenLock design is based on an attachment type by printablescenery.com, and most of the files you find on Thingiverse.com will be based on this. It's pretty cheap, as you only use filament to print them, and they hold well.
The "grip liner" as you put it is a decent idea, but I don't think it would hold up to practical use, some of the tiles have seperate floor and wall tiles, which need to be glued together with the base to form the finished project. Also, they would like be a bit "janky".
Hopefully this advice helps. It is a fun world to get into, and though there is a lot to learn it can be rewarding.
Printer - $200
Plastic - $23
Some software (browse around and torrent) and trial/error and you too can be printing whatever your freedom-loving heart desires. And thats just from banging around on Amazon. You can do better (read: cheaper) on one of the Chinese sites. Alibaba or Gearbest or whogivesafuck.com you can probably put in for less than $200 all told.
Great thing is the only thing you need to re-up is the cheap ass plastic. The printer should last you longer than your imagination.
Just save $20 a paycheck and by Christmas you'll have yourself a nice gift.
I've had an Anet A6 (similar) for just over 2 years now, and (after a lot of tuning) I've been able to use it for applications that require a fair bit of dimensional accuracy. I have a RAMPS 1.4 setup with Skynet, a mosfet for the bed, and that's about it. As long as you take care of it, you should be able to get some pretty darn good prints out of it. I unfortunately don't have a picture of it, but a while ago I was able to make a nice looking desk ornament that looks sort of like this with no weird artifacts popping up or even support. So, you could feasibly use your A8 for making tabletop figurines.
However, I actually prefer printers that use extruded aluminum frames like the Tarantula, Ender 3, and HE3D IE3, since its really easy to print attachments for mods that fit nicely into the t-slots of the aluminum bars. You can even get an Ender 3 on Amazon for $230. I've never owned or used one before, but I've heard from many that they work pretty well even out of the box.
First off, check out the Wiki:
The only one I have personal experience with is a Wanhao Duplicator i3. It's fine for what I paid for it three years ago, but there are better options available today.
I'm posting links from Amazon below because I'm lazy. You can probably shave off $20 or more if you do some bargain hunting. Beware of shady dealers though -- some will give you opened/used stuff, so check the reviews.
The consensus here for the best quality bottom-dollar printer seems to be the Ender 3 at around $230:
The Monoprice Mini is supposed to be good too, but I would find the limited build volume annoying.
The cheapest one I would personally consider buying today is the Ender 5 at around $350. I like printers that are designed so the print bed doesn't have to shuttle the whole print back and forth with every movement in the y direction -- in general, you can get high quality prints at faster print speeds if the print bed is only moving slowly in the z direction and the hotend does all the x and y movement.
If I was going to spend a little more for some nice bonus features, I'd probably go with a Monoprice Ultimate 2 at $550:
If my budget was higher ($800-$1200), and I had a ton of free time, I'd build a Voron from parts:
Idk about $180, but you can definitely save a bit of money if you order it from the warehouse in China. It just takes longer to arrive, and I personally feel more comfortable dealing with Amazon, as compared to eBay or Alibaba.
OP, here are a few purchasing option links. Also, I would go with the glass bed option if I were you. The eBay link has the option to choose "Ender 3 + Glass Bed" at what looks like no extra cost. Otherwise, you can buy the glass bed separately for less than $20.
eBay Creality Warehouse store ($205): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Creality-Ender-3-Ender-3-Pro-3D-Printer-220X220X250mm-DC-24V-1-75mm-PLA/223496146513?hash=item3409688e51:m:mCXoexVEaY-yqetXfGJ-tyg
Alibaba Creality Warehouse store ($200): https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Official-Creality-3D-Ender-3-Ender_62047106886.html?spm=a2793.11769188.8.131.52733e5fSDdLkY
Amazon.com ($230): https://www.amazon.com/Comgrow-Creality-Ender-Aluminum-220x220x250mm/dp/B07BR3F9N6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=ender+3&qid=1571603563&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExVko5TVZIMU5VVzRKJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTk4NDkzMkxIQ1ZQRDVRSE1NJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxMjc0MDlFWEc2V1BKT0ZGWjkmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
Ender 3 Glass Bed ($17): https://www.amazon.com/Creality-Ender-Glass-Upgraded-235x235x4mm/dp/B07RD6D2ZQ/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?keywords=ender+3+glass+bed&qid=1571603812&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRjhOSlg2T0ZVRDNLJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDY4MzE3MkJJV1ozNk5VSENKUCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjY0MzIwWUhHWFJSU0U0V1NBJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
The Ender-3 and Ender-3 Pro are good budget first printers. I would advise to buy the Pro over the standard Ender 3 since it has a Mean Well UL Certified power supply, rather a generic one. If you can afford it.
Recommend to buy it from Amazon for good customer service or Banggood and Aliexpress if you want the best price.
Ender-3 Pro: https://www.amazon.com.au/Comgrow-Creality-Printer-Upgrade-Certified/dp/B07GYRQVYV/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=ender+3+pro&qid=1573525812&sr=8-3
There are other printers in that price range such as the Anycubic i3 Mega, Anet A8 and the Monoprice Select Mini, the Ender 3 is the most popular and easily available in Australia.
> Also wanting to know other than a printer what would I need to start 3d printing. i.e. what sort of computer programs and other periferals
You will need to install a slicer on your computer, which will convert 3D models into instructions for your 3D printer. If you don't want to have your printer plugged into your computer while it is printing, your computer will need to have an sd card slot, if not purchase an adapter.
Highly recommend reading through the Getting Started guide for this subreddit.
Also here is a guide on how to build the Ender 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me8Qrwh907Q
And the Ender 3 Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsOYzXduYc
Hope that helps
I have a creality ender 3. Found on black friday last year for $100ish. No complaints. Takes a bit to dial in and get going, and every few days I have to re level the tray but nothing serious. Below are links.
Printer on amazon.
Printer plastic on amazon.
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Orange [link]
Best channel I found for setup and settings. The tomb of 3d printed horrors. This guy knows his stuff and his settings using the 3d software Cura make my life super easy.
Here is an old album of some of my prints. I need to take some new pictures now that I've started painting. I hate painting.
I'd recommend the Ender 3, you can buy it from Amazon for ~$220
In terms of slicing you can use Astroprint which you can create a free account to use to slice models for printing and it's completely online so it will run on your Chromebook without issue.
You can always use an offline slicer such as Cura or Prusa Slicer when your pc is back up and running if you so choose
You can buy a prusa for around that, or go for an ender 3 (linked below) with the following upgrades:
These are all not necessary upgrades but essentially turn the ender into a prusa quality printer (or better).
And if you want to go crazy you can go to printermods.com and check out their adaptor sets that allow you to stop using v rollers and instead use linear rails, some say it's marginal I think it's worth it.
> Have you ever tried to shoot a 3d printed gun? There is no way your 200 dollar printer gun is going to fire more than a couple times. It isn't high quality plastic.
printer - $206
> And bans make things wildly more expensive. Which in itself is prohibitive for many people, especially those at a socioeconomic disadvantage.
I guess I don't want to live in a world where only the wealthy have access to guns
Which one do you have? I looked at some but a lot of the more affordable ones seem like they might be too small.3D Printer
Here's my setup as a whole, in case others are curious:
3D printer - Crealty Ender 3
Filament - PLA (working on NylonX next)
Bed temperature: 50 degrees
Nozzle temperature: 205 degrees
Model: Freeman's G19 (PM me for links) printed upside down
Slicer settings: 0.2 mm, 20% fill, enable supports for "everything",
MAKE SURE YOU LEVEL YOUR BED:
This print will take a long time (20 hours or so), so make sure you've got a small area to set it up and leave it (away from pets, children, etc.)
You may want to "tweak" your Crealty with aftermarket parts. Luckily, there's tons out there that you can 3D print yourself for free.
Lastly, legally, you can only build them for yourself. Now that I've said that, I have zero control over how you conduct your own business.
Fuck Bob Ferguson and Jay Inslee.
Is this the Ender 3 you have? I saw different variants (maybe knockoffs?) on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BR3F9N6/ I'll look into the Prusa mini. The Prusa mk3s was a bit more than I want to spend on entry level.
Thanks for the comment! I was a bit afraid this was on the line of not in the rules, so didn't know if it would be received well. :D
Money is definitely a big concern. Obviously you get what you pay for, but there is also a balance of "good enough" and the technology is increasing so you get better quality for less money.
That said, I'm not sure what a lower quality printer would do. I know fairly little about the field. The printer I was looking at on Amazon was $100 off and seems to have pretty good reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Comgrow-Creality-Ender-Aluminum-220x220x250mm/dp/B07BR3F9N6 It's definitely on the cheaper side, but I'm wondering if that will affect somebody like me, who would mostly be printing tool holders for peg board and stuff that I can attach to other things with screws. I wouldn't be printing detailed anime figurines or tiny DnD characters or anything like that, mostly basic shapes- but ideally the shapes would be the correct size. 😅
Is there typically a lot of maintenance with 3D printers? Seems like a 1kg spool lasts for quite a few prints, but I hear that the nozzle needs replacing. Is there a lot of cleaning needed between prints or changing colors? If it's sitting for a long time, will it boot straight up next time it gets used?
Before this, I had no experience 3D printing.
Bought Ender3 printer on Amazon for under $300. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BR3F9N6/
Go to http://jthatch.com/Terrain2STL/ to get terrain you'd like to convert to an STL.
I then used Ultimaker Cura free software to convert the STL to print settings for the printer.
Super easy! Hope some of you enjoy :)
I got mine from this link off of Amazon - it looks like they’re still in stock there.
This was removed by mods previously and now it is back.
It is the very definition of spam. The account needs banned. I say what I said before and I hope that admins/mods take appropriate action on what is an overpriced under performing unit that is being spammed here.
Seems expensive for an off brand Chinese clone. Why not jus buy a Prusa mini for $349 usd?
Except calipers, that might be an extra $10.
Why do I care? Because this is NOT a 3d printing deal...
I have a creality ender 3 printer. It uses pla plastic and hasn't had a problem with what I print. I will say the ender 3 takes a good bit of tweaking but it's not the smelly hazardous plastic such as a laser 3d printer.
I highly recommend watching "tomb of 3d printed horrors" on his guides and setup of his ender 3. Dude knows his stuff.
Disclaimer. I am not suggesting these sellers. I'd have to actually check my history for who I bought it from but I buy all my stuff through amazon.
Printer: Creality Ender 3 [link]
Laser printer. I dont have this and it's probably not the best but you can see how this has a liquid pool of plastic that is "cured" when a laser hits it. These printers are better quality but means your dealing with chemicals vs a spool of plastic. [link]
YouTube channel. [link]
Looking to buy my own printer for whatever comes my way. I like to 3d print random stuff I make or things i find online from moving parts to figures. Was looking around amazon and saw this Comgrow Creality Ender 3 but also found this which looks identical for a higher price. I don't see a difference. My budget would be around 300 to 400ish. I'm looking for one that'll either be enclosed or be easy enough to enclose since I'll be in a college dorm, so I don't want my roomate to be bothered by the smell if left alone. Any wireless features would be neat, but I'm fine with plugging my laptop and leaving it there. The more safety features or safer in general it is, the better.
I have been looking into 3d printing and decided the best place to start would be with an ender3 so that I would be able to have quality prints, for a reasonable price. However, looking on several websites there are different prices and I am just not sure which one would be best to go for.
Amazon has the ender-3 from Comgrow for $230 here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BR3F9N6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2ALB3RMNIRLH8&psc=1
However, it says the official one, again for $230 is here: https://www.amazon.com/Official-Creality-3D-Printer-Source/dp/B07D218NX3/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?keywords=creality&qid=1569107314&s=gateway&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExWjJVQlE0MjhKMEQ2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODU2MjU2MzNSMTQ2SlFGUjg1OCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODA4ODAzMldSNTRQMDZOTzBXQyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
I also found a website listing it on sale for $189 here: https://www.gearbest.com/3d-printers-3d-printer-kits/pp_1845898.html?
I got the last link from Maker's Muse video and I am just very confused. I do not want to spend more money than I need to as filament is also rather expensive.
Any help would be appreciated, I really want to get it for the cheapest price without it coming in damaged or in a month.
My guess would be this one. It usually hovers around the $200 range when on sale. Or maybe this one from monoprice.
And can I be your friend too?
I was originally going to buy an ender 3 as my first 3d printer. I have zero experience but after lurking here a bit I thought I knew what to buy. However amazon currently has some good deals on some of these printers. so my options are now:
Ender 3: $229.99
Monoprice Maker Select v2: 239.99
Ender 3 pro : $259.99
Monosprice Maker Select Plus: $289.99
I'm sort of leaning toward the Maker Select v2. But having no experience I'm hoping you guys will know better. I don't think building an Ender kit would be an issue, but for my first one I think Monoprices may be easier. I'm mostly looking to start with some minis and maybe randon little knick-knack type things. Although I think this may be something I get really into down the line, so as long as they're versatile I will probably build anything and everything I can :-p
I went with this Ender 3
Then I bought the glass bed separately because the bed that came with it was crap.
I am looking to get into the world of 3D Printing. I was looking at this from Amazon I was also looking at this (I would love some input on this if someone is willing to give it)
Budget < 300
I have giftcards to amazon and would like to purchase a 3d printer there.
I can build from a kit and I have experience with soldering/building/pc assembly.
I want to print stuff for cosplay and figures. I am willing to sacrifice quality for strength. I expect that I may need to sand/paint/fill/stuff after a print is done.
The printer first on my list is the:
ENDER 3 PRO
Honestly, these printers seems to suit my needs but I wanted to try to talk about the printer before making the purchase.
Should I go for the ender pro? Is there anything that would be a better option on amazon.com? Or what peripherals should I try to pick up that would improve quality of life for the printer.
I'd say Amazon. They're all from China in the end/beginning, but Amazon is pregnant the best.
This seems to be the best reviewed at a good price [link]
Ok you guys convinced me to switch! This is the one, right?
You would either want to purchase it from:
-Amazon: Great support and customer service
*Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm [link]
EBay: Cheaper prices, make sure if you purchase from ebay you use an account, makes resolving issues much much easier
*Ender 3 Pro: [link]
Banggood: Similar to ebay but Chinese, can be difficult to resolve issues
*Ender 3: Creality 3D® Ender-3 Pro V-slot Prusa I3 DIY 3D Printer 220x220x250mm Printing Bed
Feel free to ask me any more questions.
> or own a 5 or 6 figure 3D printer in your basement.
Where the fuck did you get that number, I can find a 3D printer for less then probably even 4 figures easily brand new. I found one shipped on Amazon right now for 3 figures
I cant speak to the quality of the printer, but I will never buy a 3rd party product from Walmart ever again nor their warranty. They will not back up the warranty and will want you to deal directly with the manufacture on any issues. This manufacturer is in China and it will take days to get a response. They will also not allow you to return it to the store since its 3rd party.
You can pick up a Ender 3 for a great price and get amazing prints out of it when you dial it in.