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Best beginner printer to start with

1 hour 11 min ago

I've recently got involved in some printing through a makerspace near me and also using the Prusa i3 Mk3 in my old school, I would like to purchase the Prusa i3 however it is just a little out of my price range at this moment so are there any recommendations for alternatives that I could purchase and use while I wait for the next Prusa model upgrade to be released??

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6 hours 41 min ago

What printers are you all using?

8 hours 5 min ago

I’ve see a few main ones, but i’d love to see everyones input.

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Are there any free 3d modeling software packages for commercial use?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:04

I'm working in a job shop and trying to talk them into getting a 3d printer. As a part of my pitch, I'm trying to find a modeling software package that we can use commercially for free. Is that even a thing?

Most "free" packages like Fusion 360 are only free for non commercial use.

I can always pitch the purchase of a software with the printer, but I would like to get by without it if possible.

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Please help this Science Teacher get started!

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:37

My US based school decided to purchase a Qidi Xone 2 printer from Amazon. The software to print will not load on my school computer. My students use Tinkercad and can download .stl files. I need a slicer(I think) program to take them into gcode. I downloaded one program but it didn’t work on my Windows 7 64bit school computer. The latest one asked for all kinds of print details that I failed to enter correctly because the print was all jacked up (even printing off to the side of the bed). If anyone has any software suggestions and or anything experience with this printer please help. I’ve got a lot of excited kids over a block test print haha

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