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daniel k

3D printer

Another question(I am becoming way to familiar with this forum) what is the best 3d printer to buy on a budget (£200-£230)? Please refrain from saying "buy a £500 one", that is to far out of my price range, and I need something for beginners. some sites recommend the HICTOP desktop 3D printer, but i thought i would ask here first. Thanks in advance,

Dan

EDIT:Thanks for the help Northwind, and the offer SSGT. I was talking to my design teacher today and he said that all DIY printers are the very similar, and that most cube printers are pretty good. Is this true?
UKNerfWar

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Seiryuu

Currently building a reprappro mendel. Will let you know my opinion when it's done and might even be able to print off spare parts to cheapen your investment.
Northwind

I'm the slowest worker in the world and tbh I'm a bit nervous about moving to actually printing, so I'm still building my Tarantula- nearly done! Obviously I can't recommend it, but it came very highly recommended and the support via the facebook user group is phenomenal. The thread that put me onto them is here:

http://britnerf.co.uk/about2594.html&highlight=

Cost me £216 all in, including taxes and customs, and comes with 2 rolls of filament- though lots of reports of issues with the included filament, it's still a bonus for test printing and that.
daniel k

Updated OP
Gordy

I've got the taranula and have got it built and printing.  Overall I'm impressed with it's ease of build/cost and community support.  However getting any 3d printer dialed in is a nightmare.  There are so many variables to consider.  

The tarantula is very easy to get upgrades for and I've just ordered a metric ton of new parts for mine.  

Also note in the next few weeks Tevo are bringing out their new model which is bigger, but more expensive.

Tarantula Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TEVO.3dprinter.owners/

Black Widow Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TEVO.Black.Widow.owners/

Oh and note once you get any 3d printer kit working you will spend your time building upgrades with itself Very Happy It's self making.
old_man_nerf

Gordy wrote:
It's self making.


It's when it becomes self aware that you have to start worrying.....
Northwind

An Aggressive Hegemonising Swarm  Shocked
Gordy

old_man_nerf wrote:
Gordy wrote:
It's self making.


It's when it becomes self aware that you have to start worrying.....


As long as it makes my tea it can do what it likes Very Happy

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