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    Recommendations for a 3d printer for a beginner?

    Hi everyone,

    Hope this is the right forum, sorry if it isn't.

    I'm an electrical engineer and I want to build something which I can "stuff" electronics into - an electrical board, switches, screens, etc. I can't really say what it is, because I don't really know what it is myself yet.
    So my questions are:

    1. Is it possible to use 3d printers to create some model, put electrical components into, and then close it (say, with screws)? As far as I'm concerned, even a simple square model is okay.
    2. What 3d printer would you advise me to use for this purpose? I prefer to limit myself to a budget of $600 but if there is something that suits my needs and costs more (not that much more), feel free to mention it.

    Thank you!

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    yep making boxes is more or less what we all start with :-)

    $600 can go quite a long way these days.

    Any idea of maximum size you might want to make ?

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    I'm about to start my first build, Hypercube Evolution with a 400mm x 400mm x 400mm build volume, BOM of cheap Chinese parts was $625 shipped plus about a spool worth of PETG printed parts required as well. If you don't need a printer that big the 300x300x300 is even cheaper.

    -Joe

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