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Hey guys ,

Im after a new machine - I currently have the Cocoon Create - the machine sold through Aldi stores earlier this year.  Its actually a great machine however I do need another one.

Based on my criteria which was:

- minimum bed of 20 x20

- heated bed

- max AU$1000

- fast

-  very good quality prints - the Cocoon prints really well for a budget machine.

I was told that this was a good machine - can anyone offer any words of advice in this model?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322167079023?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Whilst I wish I had more money to spend - at this stage I simply dont.

Is there another model/s I should be looking at?

TIA :)

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Creality made a cheap clone of the Deezmaker Bukito about a year or more ago. The link you posted looks like Creality used that same design, but now with a new base incorporating the power supply inside the base section. The original design had a small base with a separate brick PS.

I have a Bukito, and it's nice for portability (you can break it down to fit into a biefcase fast). But that's all I use it for. It requires a lot more hands-on tending during print than my UM2 machines, and the resulting prints aren't as accurate.

I've read some good and some bad reviews of Creality machines, which is fitting because they're chinese hit-or-miss systems. Some may work well for a while, some may be junk. Who knows.

And I expect the laser engraver part of that macine will not perform to your expectations. Do they have any realtime videos of the laser performing? Or dies it show the laser starting, then transition magically to the end result (no telling how long the small laser project actually took?)

As far as lasers go, I expect tge one they include is anywhere from .5 to 2 watts. You can get a 40W entire CO2 laser machine that cuts through plastics and 1/4" plywood for $350, so I think it's a wasted effort trying to incorporate a diode laser into a 3d printer.

Just my opinion from limited experience with lasers and printers. What about a UMO+? That should fit into your budget pretty well. There are many satisfied owners.

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Creality made a cheap clone of the Deezmaker Bukito about a year or more ago.  The link you posted looks like Creality used that same design, but now with a new base incorporating the power supply inside the base section.   The original design had a small base with a separate brick PS.

I have a Bukito, and it's nice for portability (you can break it down to fit into a biefcase fast).  But that's all I use it for.  It requires a lot more hands-on tending during print than my UM2 machines, and the resulting prints aren't as accurate.

I've read some good and some bad reviews of Creality machines, which is fitting because they're chinese hit-or-miss systems.  Some may work well for a while, some may be junk.  Who knows.  

And I expect the laser engraver part of that macine will not perform to your expectations.  Do they have any realtime videos of the laser performing?  Or dies it show the laser starting, then transition magically to the end result (no telling how long the small laser project actually took?)

As far as lasers go, I expect tge one they include is anywhere from .5 to 2 watts.  You can get a 40W entire CO2 laser machine that cuts through plastics and 1/4" plywood for $350, so I think it's a wasted effort trying to incorporate a diode laser into a 3d printer.

Just my opinion from limited experience with lasers and printers.   What about a UMO+?   That should fit into your budget pretty well.  There are many satisfied owners.

 

Thanks - to be honest im not fussed about the engraver - I would never use it!

Is there a particular Ultimaker you would recommend?

Ive looked at them but know very little about them aside from knowing that they are popular.

Cheers

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As @ultiarjan pointed out, a second-hand Ultimaker 2 which was well maintained might be a good candidate for you. If it has to be a new printer, then the Original+ would be the candidate. Advantage there is, as it comes as a kit, you'll know every screw personally which will help you a lot when you have to troubleshoot any hardware-related issue.

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Is there a particular Ultimaker you would recommend?

 

Going  by the criteria listed in your original post, it looks like UMO+ is the only Ultimaker version which suits for pricing and sizing.   I agree with @Dim3nsioneer that if you could find a used UM2 for your price, it would be grand.  But in my area they go for $1500+

>edited to add: But then again, there may not be any UMO+ machines available in your area. I was thinking of this local USA dealer's $995 price:

Ultimaker Original + Kit

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