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Looking for small 3D-printers

Posted: December 27th, 2017, 7:39 am
by nilrog
I'm looking for a small (compact) 3d-printer with good quality to use in-house or to bring with me easily.
Think Ultimaker 2 Go as maximum size...and with similar print quality...or better. Preferably DIY, but i'm open to suggestions :)

I know about the Dice, but it is a) Rather expensive to build, b) There are things about that printer that I do not fully like.

Re: Looking for small 3D-printers

Posted: December 27th, 2017, 10:06 am
by Meduza
DICE for the win ;) (i have most of the parts myself, just have to find the time to start building)

Most small printers are low-price ones that lack rigidity to get good print quality.

I have built a UMO clone in UM2GO size, lasercut plywwod with a UM2 printhead, that one came out pretty well :-)

Re: Looking for small 3D-printers

Posted: December 27th, 2017, 4:31 pm
by nilrog
I know a small printer, at least ready-to-go, is a big compromise as they tend to be cheap.
Making a UM2Go clone has crossed my mind...but with better electronics etc. However, making the frame is a hurdle since I lack precision tools to make a good one. So it's either buying a China frame...or making an aluminium extrusion version.

I hope you find time to assemble the Dice soon...i like it's size...but have some doubts to some of the implementation. So get started and post lots of pictures an photos :)

Re: Looking for small 3D-printers

Posted: December 30th, 2017, 10:22 am
by Meduza
I started a DICE project thread here: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=877

Re: Looking for small 3D-printers

Posted: February 17th, 2019, 8:38 pm
by Richie66
nilrog wrote:
December 27th, 2017, 7:39 am
I'm looking for a small (compact) 3d-printer with good quality to use in-house or to bring with me easily.
Think Ultimaker 2 Go as maximum size...and with similar print quality...or better. Preferably DIY, but i'm open to suggestions :)
Paris shuttle
I know about the Dice, but it is a) Rather expensive to build, b) There are things about that printer that I do not fully like.
Thank you for link

Re: Looking for small 3D-printers

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 3:56 am
by susanneadam
Flashforge Inventor 2 is supposed to be a really good printer.