I was looking around for a budget 3D printer, what your take on them? the Davinci XYZ seems the more reasonable one, any other?
Don’t go budget… Or at least too low. I made that mistake with the Monoprice Mini Delta and now I’m trying to turn the remains of the bloody thing into a different machine…
The new Prusa Mini looks like good value if its big enough to print everything you want to print.
I’m.a bit worried about the lack of the second axis holder ??
How bad is a bad 3D printer ? Lack of resolution or reliability in general?
Creality seems to have this market of decent budget printers e.g. Ender 3
There’s a bunch of unfinished Prusa Clones in the Space…might be a project for when we’re all self-isolating
Anyway: @laurent_muchacho will give you the lowdown on budget 3d printers
Am I allowed to get one ?
Poor reliability, very variable repeatability of prints - my machine could only do the test print that came on the SD card about 2/3rds of the time and that’s after calibrating it, reflashing it with better firmware, and recalibrating.
You could ask @Calum_Nicoll if his is for sale?
Although not sure how easy it would be to get together the whole BOM from the boxes there
do they come with extruders?
One each, yes
Hey @emuboy - yeah if you’re looking for a project and fancy having a go at it you are welcome to take it - can work out cost afterwards depending on how you get on.
That’s very kind of you but I’m not feeling great and I rather not risk to infect the rest of the space
Highly recommend the Prusa printers from their website.
@emuboy what’s you budget? I have a prusa i3mk2.5s prusa original that I am hoping to part with… it’s fully built and operational with some minor upgrades. Can do a job lot of printer, filament and spares for £350 if interested. It was originally a i3mk2 and then got upgraded twice to the now i3mk2.5s.
This extends to any others looking for a low cost entry into 3D printing but with a great quality machine…
What’s the difference between the mk2.5 and mk3? and the mini?