[hackerspaces] reliable 3d printer recommendations?

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Wed Sep 26 19:15:04 CEST 2012

Yeah, lots of folks try to build their own CNC gear.  Which is cool
and all.  But I don't think anything has been a better CNC experience
for me than an epilog laser cutter.  It comes down to what you are
looking for.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 7:04 AM, Walter van Holst <walter at revspace.nl> wrote:
> On 2012-09-26 15:43, Pete Prodoehl wrote:
>>  If you don't care as much about open source, the Replicator 2 does
>> look nice, but I'll also throw in the MakerGear M2. One of our members
>> has a Mosaic (M1) and it's a nice machine, but the M2 looks that much
>> more awesome, and Rick from MakerGear is a solid guy...
> The MakerGear people are indeed rock-solid. Plus they put complimentary
> chocolates in their packages ;-)
> At RevSpace we (or rather I) had a MakerBot CupCake which I failed to get
> working, even with the MakerGear steptruder instead of the original
> Plastruder. It is now happily churning away at #42 with a JHead hot-end and
> a bunch of other mods and is likely to move back to us soon. There is a
> RepRap Prusa v2 in the works, but no ideas on reliability yet. The BitLair,
> #42 and NURDspace people all managed to get a bunch of RepRaps working at a
> price point that they're usually not shared like a lasercutter but
> personally owned.
> Because of the experiences we had with the MakerBot CupCake we chose a
> somewhat more turn-key solution for the lasercutter and don't think anyone
> has many regrets about that.
> Regards,
>  Walter
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