[hackerspaces] reliable 3d printer recommendations?
arclight at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 01:14:51 CEST 2012
I saw this one in action at Siggraph, and it looked interesting for
the money. I have not owned one personally, but the demos I saw were
at least Reprap quality.
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Tim Saylor <tim.saylor at gmail.com> 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?
> * 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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