[hackerspaces] reliable 3d printer recommendations?

Al Jigong Billings albill at openbuddha.com
Wed Sep 26 01:02:13 CEST 2012

The Up! printers have a good reputation for reliability. One of our (AMT) members had one at her work and her comments were along the lines of "Its worst day was better than the Cupcake's best day" (referring to the AMT printers of the time). I've heard similar comments that, while not perfect, they are very reliable and the software sucks less than other 3d printer software, with the proviso that all 3d printer software sucks. 

Al Jigong Billings

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Tim Saylor wrote:

> Hi all,
> After a year or so of fiddling with repraps, Pumping Station: One is looking into buying a hobbyist 3d printer that will more or less "just work" as a tool to be used by people with minimal training on how to run a 3d printer.  I'm looking for a similar experience to a laser cutter: someone explains how to make a file and how to send it to the machine, you do that, maybe run a test to make sure it's what you expect, and then you have a thing.  In your experience, which printer is closest to this experience in the $2k-3k range?   
> So far we've talked about the Ultimaker with NetFabb software and the Replicator 1 or 2*.  Anyone have any experience they'd like to share that would help with our decision?
> Thanks!
> Tim
> * The politics of open source are a discussion we are having, but it's a separate one from which tool is best for the job.  Since we already have an active discussion about that question, I'd appreciate keeping this one on the pros and cons of each printer as a day to day tool. 
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