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    3D Printer choices toooo Many

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    I am new to 3D printing and am looking to but one for $600 or so. I have seen many out there but dont know what is the best for the money. Please help me with this dilemma so I can move forward with a purchase. One that I saw was a Dremel but at the end of the day not sure to get

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    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by atocha950 View Post
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    I am new to 3D printing and am looking to but one for $600 or so. I have seen many out there but dont know what is the best for the money. Please help me with this dilemma so I can move forward with a purchase. One that I saw was a Dremel but at the end of the day not sure to get

    Thanks

    Steve
    Hi Steve,

    There are a couple of models I'd recommend in that price range. I have no affiliation with these ebay sales, I'm just using them as examples.

    The Wanaho I3 is a really sturdy steel framed machine:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wanhao-Du...0AAOSwN81WEjnW

    Or if you want to go cheap and nasty, a clone of a clone of a clone:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CTC-3D-Pr...oAAOSwv-NWYQdK

    I recommend a Flashforge, reliable, good support but more expensive - if you want the good quality machine, right now I hear the Quidi is a great starter and great value:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...d_i=B00I8NM6JO
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    What do you think of the Dremel Idea? I saw one for $650. Do you think the QIDI TECHNOLOGY 3DP-QDA16-01 is better?



    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Hi Steve,

    There are a couple of models I'd recommend in that price range. I have no affiliation with these ebay sales, I'm just using them as examples.

    The Wanaho I3 is a really sturdy steel framed machine:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wanhao-Du...0AAOSwN81WEjnW

    Or if you want to go cheap and nasty, a clone of a clone of a clone:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CTC-3D-Pr...oAAOSwv-NWYQdK

    I recommend a Flashforge, reliable, good support but more expensive - if you want the good quality machine, right now I hear the Quidi is a great starter and great value:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...d_i=B00I8NM6JO

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    I recommend the Qidi, it has been a great machine for me. It is listed for $799 "Buy it Now" on eBay but they have accepted $650 for me via the "Make an Offer" option.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/QIDI-TECHNOL...-/331542524290

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    KludgeGuru Thank you

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    Lol, can you see the problem with their Trex print?
    $_57.jpg

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    JK No Is there something I should know about the Qidi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfkansas View Post
    Lol, can you see the problem with their Trex print?
    $_57.jpg
    That's a CTC atocha.

    I can see some layer lines down the bottom but otherwise yeah, that's pretty much the output from my CTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfkansas View Post
    Lol, can you see the problem with their Trex print?
    $_57.jpg
    Lol, the tip of the nose didn't print. Must not have had time to print another one before the photo shoot, or maybe they cut the print short for the shoot.

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    haha yep, gotta zoom in a little. The front teeth are missing also. Usually for the photo shoot you put your best example on the plate, even though the printer didn't actually print it. Makerbot does this, all staged just like a restaurant menu picture.

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