- March 13, 2017 at 7:21 am #29330
I was curious to see about what you guys are seeing for a final build cost. I have all of my parts printed and I will be milling the frame here shortly. That being said I am now in the process of shopping for parts. I am seeing a cost of around 306$(assuming I used a heated bed). Is that way off base? I am just curious what other people have paid before I move forward.
As a side note, I see that there are similar printers for 330$ such as the monoprice version of the wanhao di3. Would you guys say that this machine out performs off the shelf printers, or are they similar in speed and quality?
Thanks for your help!!
I only ask for information. building my own machine is fun and I am pretty set on doing so.March 13, 2017 at 9:02 am #29331
I spent closer to 400. But i used real wood for the frame, fried a mega and spent extra on pet sheets for the bed.
Once you get it tunned it perform as well as anyother machine would. Im getting crazy good prints. Which I’ve been meaning to share more often in my thread.
Ive recently printed some stuff for the bath room, including a coral soap dish and tooth brush cup, and a wall mounts for my echo dot. All came out really nicely, even though the cup got knocked off the bed and is missing a few inches from the top. But it still works and looks good.
I also reprited all my mp3dp parts using the same machine and they all look amazing.
My one suggestion is to download the pursa edition of slic3r. It works wonders.March 13, 2017 at 9:50 am #29334
Yes I forgot to include the printed material and the frame material in my cost. So it looks like I am right around the same cost as you. It seems like you really like the quality of prints that you are getting, what printer were you using prior to this build?March 13, 2017 at 10:13 am #29336
I was using a maker select v2. I returned it to amazon because the smoke came out.
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