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Already Have a 3D Printer? Answered

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.



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JON-A-TRONBest Answer (author)2017-03-27

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. http://makezine.com/comparison/3dprinters/

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: https://printrbot.com/shop/certified/

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