Already Have a 3D Printer?

I looked through the class material and thought I should ask, Is this class a start up class for those already using and having a 3D Printer? Would I need to already have the printer as of yet, I am in the process of looking to purchase but have not of yet, done so.



JON-A-TRON10 months ago

Hi Frank,

You don't need your own printer to take the class (you can use a service bureau as described in lesson 2), but it helps.

There are way too many variables for me to recommend a specific 3D printer for your needs. The best resource I’ve found is the Make Magazine 3D printer Buyer’s Guide. They have extensive reviews of printers with a variety of features, sizes, and prices.

If you're just getting started, I would recommend a refurbished Printrbot Play ($350). It's built like a tank and has great ratings for the price: