I’m looking for the best 3D printer available for under $400 for home use. I know there are a lot of Prusa i3’s available out there with varying options…but are those the best choice? I know that’s a very small price window, but hey…this is a personal machine and I’m broke. I expect that if everything with the cheap machine goes well, I’ll be able to upgrade next year to a better machine.
I’m looking to print everything from PLA, ABS, Nylon and also woodfill. So I’ll need a good hot-end and heated bed. I’d prefer a build area of at least 200mm³, but I can go slightly smaller. I’m most familiar with cartesian style printers but would be ok with a delta for the right price/options. Pre-built would be nice, but a kit is probably what I’ll get for my price range…that’s ok.
I’m not interested in funding any Kickstarter/Indigogo projects. I want something I can buy right now/soon and not wait on development time or funding on their end. Here are a few I found that looks somewhat ok. Out of these below, I like the Folger Tech machines as they are based here in the US and have a good customer service reputation. Does anyone here have a printer for sale that meets my needs/budget? The Sunhokey machines give me some room for upgrades and stay around my budget price. The Geeetech is probably the fastest of the group.
Is there a good place to buy quality electronic components and just piece together a frame? Thanks everyone!