[hackerspaces] reliable 3d printer recommendations?

Russell Hubbard russell at vieinnovative.com
Wed Sep 26 04:01:20 CEST 2012

I'll second that, my mosaic has been running since April without any major
issues. I do recommend adding fans to the ramps and x motor to speed up
prints. Also add x/y endstops. Even without mods, though, its been

My fingerprints are on Mars.
On Sep 25, 2012 9:47 PM, "Russ Ryba" <russryba at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would recommend the MakerGear M2 printer.  I bought my reprap and the
> M1/Mosaic from them.  MakerGear is a guy out of Ohio.  He deviates from the
> standard reprap design by using precision parts in a lot of places.
>  Compared to the Prusa that I had to tweak and calibrate constantly the
> Mosaic went together in a few hours by my kids and worked pretty much out
> of the box.  The new M2 has a bigger print area than the Makerbot
> Replicator - 8x10x8 instead of 11x6x6.  It's also all metal frame, very
> quiet operation.  They have good support through IRC or email.  Linear
> rail, acme lead screw, steel frame... it's a sweet machine you don't have
> to mess with.
> See http://www.makergear.com/
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 7:00 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?
>>  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.
>> --
>> @tsaylor
>> http://www.timsaylor.com/
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