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I see more people getting into theses, in the past I have had my mate print stuff for me but I'm thinking about taking the plunge, question is whats set up are people using??

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Don't get a Prusa. They're soild machines but absurdly overpriced and don't really have any benefit over a machine you can get for a fraction of the cost. There's literally zero reason to shell out the cash for one.


For just getting into the game, Creality's Ender series is your best bet. They have a HUGE following, the Ender 3 is pretty much the most popular printer of all time, and can be had for a bit over $220-250 without sales.
Personally I prefer the Ender 5, it's a better design in my opinion but MSRP is a bit higher around $350. I've had both a 3 and a 5, and the 5 is the one I still have though it's been heavily uh, fighter'd now... I got both for under $200 each.
They print well out of the box, there are literally hundreds of upgrades available for them on thingiverse for you to print out, and there are huge communities around them on FB and Reddit to help when you have issues. Both also have "pro" versions that have a couple upgrades, I think the 5 Pro is much more of a jump capability-wise than the 3 Pro. Just comes down to budget really.
Don't buy direct from Creality, they take a while to ship, instead buy from Amazon and while you're at it search the AMZ Warehouse section for deals. That's how I got my 5 at the price I did and it was brand new unopened.

And yes, it's worth it to get your own. You'll be amazed at how useful it is, for fixing random things and for printing dumb shit.

For the record, my fighter'd 5 has a custom board running my own custom firmware in an electronics enclosure I made, with a top-of-the-line metal hotend and upgraded fans and everything else, which makes it capable of running almost 2x faster than standard and nearly dead silent (these things are loud), AND I have all the materials ready to upgrade it to increase the build plate size by ~30% while streamlining the positioning of everything.... and I'm still into this thing for less than half of what that Prusa costs.

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what modeling software do you use?

does the printer use specific running software or does the printer come with that stuff?

how much space do these things take up?

so interested in this stuff but have never done anything with 2d/3d modeling or been involved with machining or anything like that.

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so interested in this stuff but have never done anything with 2d/3d modeling or been involved with machining or anything like that.
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Don't get a Prusa. They're soild machines but absurdly overpriced and don't really have any benefit over a machine you can get for a fraction of the cost. There's literally zero reason to shell out the cash for one.


For just getting into the game, Creality's Ender series is your best bet. They have a HUGE following, the Ender 3 is pretty much the most popular printer of all time, and can be had for a bit over $220-250 without sales.
Personally I prefer the Ender 5, it's a better design in my opinion but MSRP is a bit higher around $350. I've had both a 3 and a 5, and the 5 is the one I still have though it's been heavily uh, fighter'd now... I got both for under $200 each.
They print well out of the box, there are literally hundreds of upgrades available for them on thingiverse for you to print out, and there are huge communities around them on FB and Reddit to help when you have issues. Both also have "pro" versions that have a couple upgrades, I think the 5 Pro is much more of a jump capability-wise than the 3 Pro. Just comes down to budget really.
Don't buy direct from Creality, they take a while to ship, instead buy from Amazon and while you're at it search the AMZ Warehouse section for deals. That's how I got my 5 at the price I did and it was brand new unopened.

And yes, it's worth it to get your own. You'll be amazed at how useful it is, for fixing random things and for printing dumb shit.

For the record, my fighter'd 5 has a custom board running my own custom firmware in an electronics enclosure I made, with a top-of-the-line metal hotend and upgraded fans and everything else, which makes it capable of running almost 2x faster than standard and nearly dead silent (these things are loud), AND I have all the materials ready to upgrade it to increase the build plate size by ~30% while streamlining the positioning of everything.... and I'm still into this thing for less than half of what that Prusa costs.

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questions as above, glad i am not the only one

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With the Ender, how large can you print? What is the max heat tolerance for a finished part? Could you print an airbox?

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what modeling software do you use?

does the printer use specific running software or does the printer come with that stuff?

how much space do these things take up?

so interested in this stuff but have never done anything with 2d/3d modeling or been involved with machining or anything like that.
Personally I generally reach for AutoCAD, just because I'm more comfortable in it, unless I'm doing something complex enough to warrant Solidworks or Inventor. But, I have those available to me. You'll need money, luck, or not-so-strict morals if you want those.
A looooooot of guys use Fusion 360, because it's free for homegamers, and it's capable enough to do just about anything you could want it to. There are tons of tutorial videos out there for it and any other CAD software, just google what you're trying to do and someone will tell you how. It's easy stuff to learn.
Really, any software will work as long as it can export a model as a .STL file, which pretty much all of em can.

Then you need to generate the G-code (same as any other CNC machine) to tell the printer what to do. The way this is done... unless you're writing code by hand... is with a post generator, which in 3D printer world is called "slicing" software. You import your .STL, tell it all of your parameters (speeds, temps, wall thicknesses, etc.), and it auto-generates the gcode for you.
There are paid and free options, all with their pros and cons. Cura is the most popular, it's pretty damn robust and 100% free. Its what I use most of the time.
Then the gcode gets saved to a file, file gets saved to an SD card, SD card gets popped into the printer and you hit GO. There are ways to run the printer direct through a USB cable, but I don't like to (random forced Windows update, anyone?).

Space like data wise? I dunno, but CAD software usually isn't small.
Physically... I don't have exact measurements but figure on roughly 2'x2'x2' for most of the printers you see. They usually list build volume and overall dimensions on the product description for any of em.

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With the Ender, how large can you print? What is the max heat tolerance for a finished part? Could you print an airbox?
Ender 3 and Ender 5 are both 235x235mm (advertised as 220), with the 3 having 250mm in Z and the 5 having 300mm. Frankly Z height isn't really a big deal, you'll very rarely stretch your legs in that axis especially with the E3 because of how the Y axis is designed.
If you want bigger the CR-10, the E3's big brother, is 300x300x400. Or go the route I did, my E5 will be 355x355x340. But really, it sounds small but you'd be surprised at how much you can get out of that 235mm build plate.

Heat tolerance depends on what you make it out of, of course. Different plastics have different properties and it's up to you to pick the best option for the job... and there are hundreds of different alloys available in filament form for use with printers.
I printed a coil bracket for the vertical cylinder on the Hyper, sits right atop the head and you know how hot that vert head gets. Made it out of a specialized Nylon blend and it's held up fine over like 2 seasons now.
You can select for high heat tolerance, high tensile strength, hard but brittle, tough but malleable, whatever you want. There's even flexible rubber filaments, people have printed watch bands and the like with them.

You could certainly print an airbox. You can print anything. You may need to print it in multiple sections due to build space restrictions, but there's no reason it wouldn't work. Or, print molds to use for a carbon airbox.

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You read my mind with the mold for carbon statement! Is the stuff easy to sand to a glossy finish?

You're getting close to making me spend money I never planned to spend! I assume there is a "mirror" function in the CAD softwares. I like the idea of clicking a button and getting a mirror image. Hated that process for the tank and tail foam sculpting.

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