Noob with tons of questions

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Re: Noob with tons of questions

Post by Roberts_Clif » July 27th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Well! I have two Hictop 270 x 220 x 190 both were around $200.00 both have Printed everything have tried to Print.
I even printed a 100mm bridging test print to see if it could be done by this 3D Pinter, with complete success.

https://www.thingiverse.com/make:373631
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Re: Noob with tons of questions

Post by GlassOnion » July 27th, 2018, 4:06 pm

LePaul wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 2:09 pm
What are you looking to print? Small? Big? Design your own pieces? Or just testing the 3D printing waters?
Small for now, design my own, and of course testing out the 3d printer arena since it is very new to me.

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Re: Noob with tons of questions

Post by GrueMaster » July 27th, 2018, 9:23 pm

Amazon has a few Hictop printers, mostly CR10 series (CR-10 for $439). I also don't recommend the $300 price range, as they can be more of a PITA and a waste of money. For example, when I bought my 3DP-17, I bought my son an M3D (his choice). His printer ran 1/4 speed of mine, and lasted 120 days before embedding the print head into the printer frame. Plus it had a serious issue just printing a circle/cylinder.

I have printed some very nicely detailed D&D characters with both of my printers, along with a lot of other detailed prints. Both of them work quite well when I need them.

Good luck on your search. Please let us know what you end up with. We will try to help you where/when we can once you get one. Happy printing!

Here's an album of some of my better prints (and a few failures - yes you will have these).

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Re: Noob with tons of questions

Post by GlassOnion » July 28th, 2018, 8:29 am

Gentlemen, I appreciate you time and efforts to push me along to way to a new 3d printer. I will return, as I am sure my questions will not cease once I have a printer in hand.

Again, thanks for the help all.

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Re: Noob with tons of questions

Post by Roberts_Clif » July 28th, 2018, 2:02 pm

You are Most Welcome.

The Forum is here to help you get more confused than you were before you started.

Whoops! I mean we are he to help you learn 3D Printing from the basics to the most extreme advanced levels.
While you are learning, along the way you can also help others with what you have learned with their 3D Printers.
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