What is the best 3d printer for beginners
I have a growing interest in art and craft. I recently was introduced to 3D printing by a collegue and loved it. My question is which 3D printer should I get to jumpstart my new found passion.
Blacksheep99 last edited by
@milesthomas I’d say look at a Prusa for ease of use.
@blacksheep99 Thank you let me check it out
jens55 last edited by
Creaity CR10 (or whatever it is called now) was a good start for me.
@jens55 Creality CR10S is the upgraded version. I think i should consider it
mrehorstdmd last edited by
@milesthomas Do you know what materials you want to print and how big you want prints to be?
Have you seen prints from SLA printers compared to FDM prints?
@mrehorstdmd Thanks for the feedback. The size of prints that I have in mind is not bigger than a basket ball.
I have been skimming the internet this past few days and I have known many types of printers including the ones suggested in this thread.
There is one that stood out and if anyone has ever used i would appreciate their insight.
This was from a blog best 3d printers, it suggested a printer known as Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro. I am not sure if it is the same as what @jens55 suggested.
I will deeply appreciate your feedback
jens55 last edited by jens55
@milesthomas, the Creality Ender 3 Pro is a model slightly different than the Creality CR10S. They are made by the same company (Creality) and I would expect quality to be similar between the two models. Don't let the 'Comgrow' part confuse you, that is the distributor.
If the size is sufficient for you then it would be an adequate alternative. All I can say is to please verify your size requirement. At 220x220 mm it would be too small for me but if you are into small miniatures it probably is just fine. I doubt that a basket ball fits into that build volume .....
If you are into things that are tiny, as in things like chess figurines or similar, then a resin printer might be a better alternative for you. It can produce a MUCH better print quality but it has an even smaller build size, the prints are not as strong and consumables are much more expensive .... but resolution is impressive. I would consider the output to be 'fragile' but that is not an issue with figurines.
Edit: You posted in a forum that is specifically geared towards printers with a "Duet" controller. The controller is the brains behind the printer and the Creality printer (any Creality printer) does NOT use a Duet controller (unless highly modified). As such, while this forum welcomes your questions and participation, you should be aware that any Duet based printer is a completely different animal. Community support for such a printer would likely be served better by other forums.
zapta last edited by zapta
@milesthomas, what is your budget and what do you plan to print, large parts or small and high details figurines?
With no more info, I would say Prusa MK3S kit or Creality Ender 3, depending on your budget.
They are both very popular and you will find plenty of support, information and mods from the user community.
BTW, these are not 3D printers that are typically discussed here in the Duet3D forums.