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    RC Qualifier broitsseth's Avatar
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    whats a good but cheap 3d printer?

    hey guys im probably going to buy myself a 3d printer soon but the most im willing to pay for a 3d pringter is 150$ but id preferably pay less
    so does anyone have any recommendations?
    it only has to be big enough to print most rc parts and i bet you guys can guess why
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    Buddy of mine has one of these....
    https://www.gearbest.com/3d-printers...CABEgJOrvD_BwE
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    RC Qualifier broitsseth's Avatar
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    looks good, i wonder how well it could print spur gears and other smaller more intricate designs

    edit:wow, now that i get to really thinking about it i can find so many uses for a 3d printer!
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    I run the anet a8 3d printer.

    It's an pursa i3 clone. Around 130-160$

    Lots of groups/forums for this printer.

    And with any 3d printer you can alwaysprint 3d printer upgrades for your own printer!

    Thingiverse.com is a website with thousands of print files people have shared online, quite a few traxxas parts.

    My favorite is the slash 4x4 dual motor plate!!!!

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    RC Qualifier broitsseth's Avatar
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    heh funny you mention that dual motor mount,that was one of the things that compelled me to want a 3d printer

    edit: i found a 3d printer for only 105$ but it says it has a 4mm nozzle,wouldent that make it less precice with smaller things such as 48p spur gears or turnbuckles for 1:18 cars?
    here is the printer:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Size-P...sAAOSwTmtaFTfz
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    Very much so. I run .08mm
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    can you change the nozzles to make it more precise?
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    Yeah down to .04mm I think. Lots of YouTube's on the printers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourdub View Post
    I run the anet a8 3d printer.

    It's an pursa i3 clone. Around 130-160$

    Lots of groups/forums for this printer.

    And with any 3d printer you can alwaysprint 3d printer upgrades for your own printer!

    Thingiverse.com is a website with thousands of print files people have shared online, quite a few traxxas parts.

    My favorite is the slash 4x4 dual motor plate!!!!

    What "Slicing" software operates that bad boy? :drool:
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    I'm using a prusa i3 mk2s. I will admit that I wouldn't have a lot of faith in a 3d printed spur.

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    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdog View Post
    I'm using a prusa i3 mk2s. I will admit that I wouldn't have a lot of faith in a 3d printed spur.

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    It doesn't really matter what printer you use (especially for a spur gear, because of size), it matters what your print settings are.

    I got a Monoprice Maker Select V2. Great price for what you get - almost fully assembled, very easy to setup, only 330-350$, can print a ton of different filaments, and has a large print area (200x200x180-ish)

    I've actually printed a couple of 60T spurs for my rustler with Hatchbox ABS at 245 with 25% fan, and it turned out amazing and functioned very well. I got up to 72mph on 3S with a 28T pinion. I've tried nylon, but moisture is a big problem, so I prefer PLA, TPU (for bumpers and other stuff that can bend), ABS (make sure to build an enclosure, I did with the packaging that the printer came in), and Nylon CF (make sure to get a hardened steel nozzle for this, though).

    It may seem complicated, but after you've gotten a 3D printer you'll easily figure it out. Just don't learn the hard way

    And also, that link you put up for that 99$ small delta printer, please.. don't buy that... it's way too cheap.. those cheap 3D printers break down way too easily and I wouldn't trust them at all.. and plus, if you want one that at least won't break and will last for a very long time and will be worth your money, then I would get the Monoprice Maker Select V2. I couldn't recommend it more.
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