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    3d printers

    Hi folks,
    I've been tempted to dabble in 3d printing, and would like to buy a cheapish printer for 'playing with'.

    Does anyone have experience of the sort of £300-£400 printers available on e-bay?

    I don't mind a bit of tweaking or mechanical adjustment.
    RS

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    Pay for what you get. Poundshop tat. It's not so much the printer, but the medium which they use to print.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Scruff View Post
      Pay for what you get. Poundshop tat. It's not so much the printer, but the medium which they use to print.
      +1

      I got a craving for one last Xmas, the cheap ones are just that, cheap, you find then you need a heated bedplate, so it's £700 now, then one that does both kinds of plastic, and before you know it it's a couple of grand.

      Rather spend it on a good CNC milling machine as I fancy building live steam railway locomotives again......

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        #4
        Both times I've gone round makerfaire the laser cuts look far more fun and usable...
        merely at clientco for the entertainment

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