[Lab] buying a 3d printer
jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 11:24:58 EDT 2011
awesome thanks allot. I have an uncle who is interested in 3d
printing since it was getting affordable.
Any links to an online store?
Jean-Marc Le Blanc
"Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Paul & Andrea Mumby
<themumbys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Honestly, if you want low cost, the RepRap Huxley can be had for like $500
> for a full kit ready to build.
> For a bit more money the makerbot is a good option
> Next up on the pricing range, but very high quality and speed (I've been
> impressed with the demo prints and videos of his performance) is the
> ultimaker. That thing is FAST, and can print very high quality. With a good
> build volume.
> Lastly, the UP is extremely high quality, reliable, and quite fast. But will
> cost you about $3K.
> I've also got some inside info that a new line of "professional grade" 3D
> printers (whatever that means) which will be commercial units, in the price
> range of "under $5K" will be coming out soon (in the next couple weeks)
> which will supposedly dwarf the UP as far as speed, resolution, and quality
> are concerned.
> Does that help with some options?
> - Paul
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> Why not get an extruder head and add it to a mill. You can get a cheap
>> mill together for that price and have two types of fabrication available.
>> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc
>> <jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> any suggestion? I noticed the make bot went up in price. If i
>>> remember you could get it for less than 800$ I thought some one might
>>> have an alternative?
>>> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
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>>> wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
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