We are in the market for a 3d printer. Currently our preference goes to an Ultimaker, Orca V0.40 or a Rapman 3.2
Ultimaker and Orca are both developed by Dutch companies which is a plus for us because we are based in Eindhoven (NL). Orca has a heated bed, that's a plus to.
Ultimaker seems to be a little more plug and play than the other two. I don't mind building the printer (actually, that's part of the fun I guess), but once build, I'd like to start printing right away.
Wile reading in this forum and other places on the internet I got confused a little by all the info going around. So I need some help to pick the right printer.
I do have experience with a ZCorp Z450 so I'm not entirly new to 3d printing, but the filament extruder printers are a little diferent. I don't expect to get the same quality or resolution as on the Z450, but we would like to be able to make or own proto's in house in stead of having them SLS-ed (or something like that) at an external company.
Is there anyone in Eindhoven or surroundings, who owns one or more of the pinters as described and who is willing to print us some parts (willing to pay for this) so we can compare a little better? If possible I'd like to come see the printers in real life.
Other advice regarding the choice is also very welcome!