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First 3D Printer

Hi everyone,

I want to buy my first 3D printer.

I don't mind modding my printer in the future and I don't want to spend too much on it.

I was thinking about getting the Ender 3.

 

What do I need to start with 3d printing?

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6 minutes ago, BotDamian said:

Hi everyone,

I want to buy my first 3D printer.

I don't mind modding my printer in the future and I don't want to spend too much on it.

I was thinking about getting the Ender 3.

 

What do I need to start with 3d printing?

An ender 3 is pretty alright, and good for modding, check some youtube videos if the pro is worth it.

 

An anycubic i3 mega is likely better out of the box for solid prints but is harder to mod.

Would avoid the Mega Zero as it lacks a heated bed, though you can't really do ABS without an enclosure anyways.

Stick to PLA or PLA+ filament in general, you can try TPU with a bowden tube, but it might be a pain.

 

Tools:

 

 

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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My idea is to first print all the fancy modding parts for the printer as a "test" or practice before I try to print other stuff like a RockPi case 😁

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On 12/6/2020 at 12:37 PM, BotDamian said:

I bought the Ender 3 Pro and 1KG of PLA 1.75mm filament.

Awesome, have fun! Also - don't be afraid to print PETG, its a great option for better mechanical properties. I HIGHLY suggest getting either the Creality glass bed, or a Buildtak (or equivalent) PEI coated build surface 

 

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IF you don't want to print big things, but do want really high quality prints, check out a printer like the Elegoo Mars or the Anycubic Photon. They use resin rather than filament, so can be a little more expensive, but the results are outstanding.  Ideally, you want both an FDM and an SLA printer at some point, since each has its strengths.

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