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    Its been awhile since I've looked at 3d printers. When I did there wasn't much to choose from. Now there is so many out there. When I look on amazon and see some good some bad reviews of a printer it just makes the decision even harder. Figured people on this forum would have better knowledge as to what is a good 3d printer currently. Price range I'd spend is up to around 2000 or so.

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    The Creality 3D Ender-3X model is a good option. This model has not very high price. One more advantage is the low noise of work. This model comes in a disassembled form. Assembly will not cause trouble to those who are familiar with the technique. On the attached flash drive there is a video instruction, in which the assembly process is shown clearly.



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    I'm going to second kennystone's recommendation for a Creality Ender 3x.

    I bought a Solidoodle 2 for $500 back in 2012 and then a Robo3D in 2014 for $600. We had what we thought were pretty good prints, although they were never up to the quality I would see others get on their 3D printers at MakerFaire. We had only printed in ABS on these two printers.

    Both machines were down temporarily for repairs, so I decided to throw $220 at what I thought was an el-cheapo Chinese 3D printer and gave it to my son last Christmas. The el-cheapo Chinese printer was a Creality Ender 3 Pro and I didn't have very high expectations for it at all. I especially was skeptical over the little plastic wheels running in the V-grooves in the aluminum extrusions.

    Holy crap !! After my son put it together on Christmas Day and after some normal tuning, he started producing prints in PLA that were absolutely stunning. Much much better than my best prints I had ever coaxed out of the Solidoodle or Robo.

    The main thing, I think, is that the little Creality Ender 3 is just so darn rigid. The print head is markedly more rigid than my other two printers. Creality's (and many others) use of aluminum extrusions is just so much more structurally sound than my other printers. And somehow those little plastic wheels in the V-grooves are super accurate. Don't ask me how.

    My son now has probably 600-800 hours of print time on the Ender 3. He prefers quality over speed, so his print times tend to the longer side. He thinks nothing of doing a 24 or 48 hour print.

    He has done a couple of upgrades. He upgraded to a textured glass bed from Creality. And he went with an all-metal drive unit for the filament. Also he upgraded to a BigTreeTech SKR Mini E3 control board, mainly to quiet down the motor musical sounds.

    Is the Ender 3 a perfect printer? No, but I think you'll have a hard time finding a better printer until you get to the $400 or $500 range. And everybody and their dog has YouTube videos on how to maintain, calibrate, upgrade, etc.

    Funny how this little $220 printer has kicked butt over my older more expensive printers.



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    Rigidity, speed, and envelope are high on the priority list for anyone in the CNC community. Fortunately these qualities also separate the higher end printers from the knock-offs.

    Take a look at these.
    https://www.filastruder.com/collections/railcore
    https://seckit3dp.design/price/sk-go

    I am currently building my own printer to be able to make the prints I need. Envelope: X=24" Y=12" Z=12", 1" extrusion frame, 15mm rails, 1204 ballscrews, 110VAC heated bed, 700Watt hotend, NEMA 23 steppers, CoreXY design and Duet3 controller.

    WAY OVERKILL.



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