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Old 06-03-2019, 08:16 PM
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Good day everyone! What machines, features/benefits, materials and budgets are recommendations? This printer stuff is all very new to my and I thank you all in advance.

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Ender 3, great entry level pricing and feature levels. Around $200 for a nice start.
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I have an Ender 5. A little more expensive than the Ender 3 with a slightly bigger print volume. I really like the full cubic frame - it's really solid.
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I have two Ender 2 printers, I purchased for $175.00 each, from 3Dprintersonlinestore.com These were kits that I assembled and aligned in about 2 hours. I built enclosures for both of them with 3/4 styrofoam sheeting for about $8.00. I have printed 1000s of model rocket parts with them and have even modified one for less than $20 to have a longer z-axis (400mm). As per Chris Taylor of Todays 3D print channel (T3DP) on YouTube the Ender 3 is a much better printer kit and the newer Ender 5 is slightly better than the Ender 3. You can purchase the Ender 3s for around $200 and the Ender 5s for just over $300.
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I have two Ender 2 printers, I purchased for $175.00 each, from 3Dprintersonlinestore.com These were kits that I assembled and aligned in about 2 hours. I built enclosures for both of them with 3/4 styrofoam sheeting for about $8.00. I have printed 1000s of model rocket parts with them and have even modified one for less than $20 to have a longer z-axis (400mm). As per Chris Taylor of Todays 3D print channel (T3DP) on YouTube the Ender 3 is a much better printer kit and the newer Ender 5 is slightly better than the Ender 3. You can purchase the Ender 3s for around $200 and the Ender 5s for just over $300.


Those prices sound pretty reasonable. So, if a person were to chose an Ender 5 over an Ender 2, does that mean the result of a print would be a high definition or a better finish? Sorry, I'm not sure if I'm phrasing that properly...I had a stroke in January. I'm pretty much completely recovered, but sometimes my thoughts and speaks don't seem to come out, maybe that's just me.

What are the filament materials? I know what ABS is, but PLA??

Thanks again, Ken
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