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Sunhockey Prusa I4

Specifications:

Printer type : FFF, FDM

Material : PLA, ABS, HIPS, WOOD, PVC, Nylon, PC

and Flexible PLA.

Min Layer Height : 100 - 300 Microns

Extruder Head : Single

Open Source : Yes

Can you Use 3rd Party Material? : Yes

Heated Plateform : Yes

Build volume : 210 x 210 x 190 mm.

Filament diameter : 1.75mm.

On-Printer Controls : Yes

Connectivity: USB, SD card

Experience

Home Use - Currently I am using the Prusa i4 for use at home.

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Experience

Home Use - Friend/Roomate - Currently I am using the Rapide lite 200 for home use.

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PRINTER TYPE : FFF, FDM

MATERIAL : ABS, PLA, PVA, Nylon, HIPPS, Laywood

BUILD VOLUME : 20 x 20 x 20 cm

MIN LAYER HEIGHT : 50 microns

EXTRUDER HEAD : 1, 2 (optional)

OPEN SOURCE : Hardware & software

CAN YOU USE 3RD PARTY MATERIAL? : Yes

HEATED PLATFORM : YES

FILAMENT DIAMETER : 1.75mm

ON-PRINTER CONTROLS : Yes

CONNECTIVITY : USB SD card

 
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Expereince

For a period of time I worked nights on the freight team at Home Depot while also working full time at the CU Art Museum. I did this to make some extra money, and one of the benefits of working at Home Depot was that I was able to acquire some great experience using the Dremel Digilab 3D20 3D Printer. I worked at Home Depot for about a year and a half in the evenings and found that this little printer was a great low budget starter printer for anyone.

Dremel Digilab 3D20 printer

PRINTER TYPE : FFF, FDM

MATERIAL : PLA

BUILD VOLUME : 228 x 149 x 139 mm

MIN LAYER HEIGHT : 100 - 300 Microns

EXTRUDER HEAD : SINGLE

OPEN SOURCE : Yes

CAN YOU USE 3RD PARTY MATERIAL? : No,

closed System

HEATED PLATFORM : Non-heated - removable

FILAMENT DIAMETER : 1.75mm

ON-PRINTER CONTROLS : Yes

CONNECTIVITY : USB, SD card

 
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Experience

I have printing experience using the Makerbot Replicator 2 on CU’s Campus.

This was one of the nicest 3D printers that I have had a chance to use. With the release of Makerbots newest models the price for this model has dropped significantly.

Makerbot Replicator 2

PRINTER TYPE : FFF, FDM

MATERIAL : PLA

BUILD VOLUME : 410 cubic inch build volume

MIN LAYER HEIGHT : 250 microns to 100 microns

EXTRUDER HEAD : Single

OPEN SOURCE : No, closed

CAN YOU USE 3RD PARTY MATERIAL? : Yes but only PLA

HEATED PLATFORM : NO

FILAMENT DIAMETER : 1.75 mm

ON-PRINTER CONTROLS : Yes

CONNECTIVITY : USB, SD Card

 
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Experience

Although this printer is currently discontinued, it was a great 3D printer to use. It has a small compact desktop design that can fit almost anywhere. My experience with this printer came at the CU Art Museum where I currently work.

Afinia H480 3D Printer

PRINTER TYPE : FFF, FDM

MATERIAL : PLA, ABS

BUILD VOLUME : 140 x 140 x 135mm

MIN LAYER HEIGHT : .15 - .40mm

EXTRUDER HEAD : single

OPEN SOURCE : Yes

CAN YOU USE 3RD PARTY MATERIAL? : Yes

HEATED PLATFORM : Yes

FILAMENT DIAMETER : 1.75mm

ON-PRINTER CONTROLS : Yes

CONNECTIVITY : Usb