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[eBay Plus] Creality Ender-3 3D Printer - $212.49 Delivered @ Topdealstoreonline eBay

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Here is an amazing price on a decent printer - I have 2 of these so far and they have been excellent.
Extremely hard to beat this price - Great Fathers Day gift (Especially if you want your Dad to stop hassling you and disappear for hours playing with the printer!)
If you buy one and are new to 3D printing be sure to get involved in the various Ender-3 facebook groups, subscribe to 'Teaching Tech' on YouTube and most of all enjoy the hobby.
Also look at 3DFillies (A Melbourne filament store) to buy some really nice well priced filament ($23-$30/kg) - I suggest their PLA Silk for amazing prints

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    How about Ender 5?

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    I'm new to 3D and using one at a Hacker Space. Would one of these be good for the home workshop for someone just starting out?

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      yep one of the best entry level machines out there

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        Thanks for the feedback. Online reviews seem to confirm this is a decent machine vs price point. Pretty reasonable cost for an unplanned purchase.

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      Absolutely - Was my first printer I got in Xmas 2018 - Now i have 4.
      It took a while to get to a point I was happy with the printer, where I could click print and have it come out perfect.
      The Creality units are build it yourself, you have to learn to calibrate, tune, apply settings to the slicer (Cura or other) -
      The Facebook groups are brilliant for learning, I am active on a bunch of groups and provide advice to newbies on getting their printers up and running now.
      As long as you are willing to put time into learning the machine you can get amazing quality out of it - However if you want a unit that requires no setup or time to learn spend well over $1000 on a Prusa
      For this price you can't go too wrong, just sell it off it the hobby is not for you

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        Thanks Rob. I appreciate the info.

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        spend well over $1000 on a Prusa

        Is Prusa available in Australia or do you have to import it?

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          I believe you have to import direct from them

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          You have to import it. Still comes in kit form (though there is a prebuilt option), but they have excellent support. Instructions for building are detailed and step by step. Still will take you a day to complete though.
          Importing the Prusa has hidden costs. The purchase price is just over $1k. Then you have shipping costs (which is very quick). However then there are the customs and import costs which basically add another $200-$250.

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    says 59.95 delivery for me

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    was looking at one of these last time.

    How's it compare to this other deal for the Anycubic i3 Mega for $60 more with 1kg PLA?
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/477528

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      Can't say - I've stuck with Creality machines as they all use the same parts
      There will be plenty of reviews on youtube to view

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      1kg of PLA is worth $20 tops, so really its $40 more. I would pay that difference personally, the dual z-axis and ultrabase print surface (ceramic frit coated glass) alone makes it worth it for me. Ender-3 is built to a price - it's not a bad unit, but definitely a basic unit.

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      Abs and better plate

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      I bought one the anycubic mega s, new to 3D printing, put in the 4 screws for the frame, connected the 3 cables, and inserted sd card and clicked print, and it printed perfectly first go. So did another with cura a flexi dinosaur, and same, just clicked print no setting anything, just plug and play

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    Does anyone know what is the best 3D Printer for small plastic figures for board games? Things like Risk, Axis & Allies, Talisman, Twilight Imperium or similar that can do vehicles, ships, and figures in a single color but at high quality and possibly gloss?

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      This printer can do it with a fine nozzle and low layer heights.

      Best quality come from resin 3D printers and not FDM. (with a tradeoff of price and build volume)

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      resin printer

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      Have a look at the Anycubic Photon, Egaloo Mars or the Prusa SL1.

      I've printed minis on my FDM Prusa MK3S and their good, but not even close to the Prusa SL1 resin printer.

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        I had a look at the Prusa SL1 and it looks good, price is fine for me as typically when I want to go into something I want quality and rarely purchase entry-level. I would get the dryer/cleaner machine also as it seems it would make the process smooth and easy.

        Thanks for the information.

        Say I went ahead and grabbed these two machines (when they release) do I then go to 3D printing sites and purchase or obtain the schematics needed to print miniatures to my machine? Also, I understand the fact that you need all those structural support lines when printing the model, does the cleaning machine remove them or do I have to file them off? The last question, as far as resin printers is refilling the resin expensive compared to the other type of 3D printer like OP listed which is plastic reams?

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          Honestly I would buy entry level of both. Ender 3 does FDM printing as good as thousand dollar machines when you dial it in.
          Ender 3 good for terrain and environments
          Resin printer good for detailed figurines.

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    Just bought the ender 3 pro, basically the same unit with some mods.

    Guys, this printer is amazing. But please be aware of the issues with the soldering. This has caused people's units to catch fire when they are not in attendance. look at the solder yourself and find out whether it's safe.

    Also, warped beds are common, buy a glass bed to counteract this.

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    Serious question - what do you use these for? And also do you buy cartridges like a normal printer or what do you put in them?

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      How long is a piece of string? It's really endless the amount of stuff you can make
      It's different to 2D printing in that you can make objects out of it with different filament reels. Different plastics have different strengths and weaknesses etc.

      I use mine for:
      Car parts,
      PC parts
      aquarium parts
      odd jobs
      brackets for things
      novelty items

      It's also a good window into the future and probably some good skills to pick up

      Oh and also, for the first month or so most of the items you print will be upgrades for the printer, lol

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      Head over to www.thingiverse.com and have a look - A great site where people upload their designs for you to print - Endless amount of stuff there

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    This is a decent enough printer for the price but you shouldn't have to modify a product out of the box sourced and sold in AUS so it won't burn down your house

    Chances are the beginner printer this device is aimed at won't be savvy enough to know what to look for nor how to fix

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      Pretty sure they fixed the XT connector fault seen about 6 months ago, they were using the incorrect method for joining the wires causing high resistance through the connector.
      Also the new units should ship with the 1.1.5 board which has all the thermal protection enabled

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        Doesnt the marlin software still not support thermal cut off?

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          I believe the new creality installed marlin does, and also I believe the 1.1.5 board comes with bootloader installed, you are are also free to build your own marlin 1.1.9 and ensure the feature is enabled

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    Price jacked to $229

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    3DFillies is great but stipulate that you dont want them to use Fastway couriers. Fastway is saying the delivery time to Perth is now 3 weeks.

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    Can anyone recommend a good handheld 3d scanner? looking at doing scans of up to 1m long

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