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Nov 6, 2013 12:15 PM

What should you look for when selecting a 3D printer?

I'm a complete novice at this, but have done a bit of research and see a huge price disparity between expensive models and cheap models that prints almost similar resolutions. For example, Makerbot Replicator 2 costs $2199 and pritns at100-micron minimum layer while the One Up by QU-BD prints at 60 mm layers and costs $200. Is 40 microns worth that much, and if so is the former more for rapid proto-typing while the latter for fun?

 

I just want an affordable printer for my son and me to play around with, one that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg in case we don't like using it, but wouldn't be complete **** and ruin the experience for us.

 

Recommendations? Thanks.

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