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    Is 3d printing worth it?

    Hi All,I am considering getting my first 3d printer and I am wondering if it is really worth it? Like is a roll of filament really gonna cost less than getting a new "thing"? I understand that it allows you to make custom objects but for general use (such as replacement parts and enclosures) is it worth the money?Also how much does it cost in the long run and how much is 1KG filament enough for?10.0.0.0.1 192.168.1.254 hotmail.com Many Thanks,A newcomer
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkinara View Post
    Hi All,

    I am considering getting my first 3d printer and I am wondering if it is really worth it?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkinara View Post
    Hi All,

    Also how much does it cost in the long run and how much is 1KG filament enough for?
    Filament can cost from $10 a roll up to $335 a roll for Carbon fiber. You may never need this roll of carbon Fiber filament.

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    All depends if you use it and get enjoyment from it. A set of Golf clubs would not be worth a $1 to me.. all depends on what you want to do and how much you will be doing.
    I have learned 3d cad after buying my printer and use it on a regular basis to make things to support my other hobbies, even sell some of the adapters and custom accessories I have have designed and fabricate. Buying it to print dodads off the internet only.. probably not worth it..

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