If you wanted to build a 3d printer with a heated bed that was fairly decent…what would you be looking at cost-wise? (i.e. are we talking roughly 500bux or less?)
The genuine Prusa’s are printed with PETG as far as I know.
Both the VHS i3 and Gantry are able to print PETG. I would suggest a bed temp of 60c to 70c and fresh blue tape. Hot-end temp of 220.
It can be a bit of a pain getting the correct bed to nozzle setting and I would also slow down the first layer speed to 60% of print speed either by setting it in the slicer or rotating the knob on the controller
if you want to have the fun of assembling a 3d printer. The prusa Mk3s kit is about 750. If you just want to get a cheap printer for under 500, the ender3 and prusa mini are both good machines.
Doing what Tim wants to do is a whole other cat wrapped in a riddle hidden in a rabbit hole. which of course could be a lot of fun.
Thanks interesting and good to know! Yeah that rabbit hole looks intriguing but trying not to fall down it. I’m not at the point where I print enough to build a printer but I’m thinking in a year or two I will be.
This is an upgraded verision of the 3d printer i built. It is a kit so it is a dive into the deep end, but I survived it and so can you.
I’m following tom’s live build. And its cost me 220$ thus far but I have almost everything.
My Instructable from building the VHS and my own Prisa i3 “rework”
Ooh thanks I will study
I would use t8 rods for the z axis vs the m5, faster and quieter. I have a nearly complete set of plastic parts printed in petg as well if you are interested
Um yes pls
And thanks so much for the advice
I’ll take all the wisdom you got
Also I will trade beer for parts for suuure