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Posted · Help on starting

I want to start making 3d products never used a 3d printer before so dunno what is better i want it in good print with letters as i have watched some videos and the plastic hasnt been that good. I was wondering if you could help me find a good printer for a desktop next to my pc. Also i will want to make big prints but dont want to spend a lot on this printer maybe £1k and must be ready to use out of the box. dont mind if its dual.

Thanks Swift4D

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    "3d printing" makes people think it's as simple as hitting the "print" button for a 2d printer but it's not. It's more like owning a CNC milling machine. There's a lot to learn. So you might want to just order stuff on 3dhubs.com at first.

    I recommend you use 3dhubs.com also to compare models of printers as they have rated hundreds of printers using thousands of reviewers.

    The one feature I recommend is "open source". I didn't realize how important that is until after I got my printer. Having a printer where you violate the warranty if you modify it or having a printer where you are forced to buy the manufacturers filament is very bad thing.

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    Posted · Help on starting

    "3d printing" makes people think it's as simple as hitting the "print" button for a 2d printer but it's not.  It's more like owning a CNC milling machine.  There's a lot to learn.  So you might want to just order stuff on 3dhubs.com at first.

    I recommend you use 3dhubs.com also to compare models of printers as they have rated hundreds of printers using thousands of reviewers.

    The one feature I recommend is "open source".  I didn't realize how important that is until after I got my printer.  Having a printer where you violate the warranty if you modify it or having a printer where you are forced to buy the manufacturers filament is very bad thing.

     

    I was think of getting a XYZ Da Vinci 1.0 printer i dont know yet. I do know how to use all cad softwares.

    thank for the reply

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    Dont get that. Please. Just dont. I had it 9months ago. Had to sell it almost for nothing. Xyzdavinci not only you need to hack it tonuse other brands abs/pla. Also it's horrible printing pla because the lack of fans. It prints a slow crappy abs. If you plan to hack it and mount a e3d head on an davinci then go for it and moddit. But don't buy that... Any other printer will work better.

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