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3D Printer for £479.00 @ RS Components

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2y, 5m agoFound 2 years, 5 months ago
Reprap Ormerod 3D printer reduced by £100
Also some other discounts on the Cubify products

Its £399
- MaJiiK
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So you're the reason i had to have 69 after my username.(_;)

http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/xbox/conker_live_and_reloaded/screens/conker_live_and_reloaded_103.jpg

Edited By: thebaron69 on Jun 27, 2014 14:29: a
12 Likes
Perfect for making a prosthetic hand when the gun above blows up in it.

Now £399.00
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Edited By: Teezgaff on Jun 25, 2014 21:14
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Will it print vaginas?

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4 Likes #1
perfect for creating your home made fire arms

http://i60.tinypic.com/66c581.jpg
12 Likes #2
Perfect for making a prosthetic hand when the gun above blows up in it.

Now £399.00
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Edited By: Teezgaff on Jun 25, 2014 21:14
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i got this as my first 3d printer, it is TOTAL ****!!!!
1 Like #4
Decent home 3D printers are still at least 5 years away. Save your money.
3 Likes #5
fanpages
Teezgaff
Perfect for making a prosthetic hand when the gun above blows up in it.

Assuming you can fire the printed gun with your first prosthetic hand, in order to need a second in which the same gun will blow up, in anticipation of the gun blowing up in order to need the second printed prosthetic hand.

I think (if I understand your statement correctly)

Such a run of poor luck to lose a prosthetic hand in such a tragic accident, but at least you may still have a good hand in order to use the printer.

Unless...

Never mind.

You need to print yourself off a seat and relax :)
#6
thehoodedclaw1
i got this as my first 3d printer, it is TOTAL ****!!!!

It sounds like you got a second? What did you get?
25 Likes #7
So you're the reason i had to have 69 after my username.(_;)

http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/xbox/conker_live_and_reloaded/screens/conker_live_and_reloaded_103.jpg

Edited By: thebaron69 on Jun 27, 2014 14:29: a
#8
Teezgaff
Perfect for making a prosthetic hand when the gun above blows up in it.

Now £399.00
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1 £399.00
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omg this guys hand just blew off

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185

its lies to put people off
1 Like #9
I've got one of these, they are great! Needs a little bit of patience and some technical know how but very satisfied overall! At this price I'm tempted to pick up another to play with

Definitely recommend, endless possibilities to make things
#10
To have a working 3d printer will cost more like £440, as £399 is for the kit which you have to assemble yourself, and that requires specific tools . Maplin list a 3d printer kit and the tools needed. I don't have a multimeter, snap ring pliers, digital calipers, Isopropyl Alcohol, and I will only use these for this job. It will give you hours of enjoyment and probably frustration, but is it worth it ? You will be able to create XXX that lets you attach X to Y, an object that you cannot buy, and little toys, but they come at a high price. Add on the filament, electricity, the time taken to learn the program to design, and time to learn how to operate the printer. Work 20 hours at the minimum wage, and you'll have around £125 + £440 not buying the printer, to buy things. At present the technology is more like an expensive toy, than an extremely useful and versatile machine.
#11
nice find
banned#12
a little expensive!
#13
It's worth reading the reviews before buying. This us a work in progress, not a finished article. You'll need to spend a great deal of time learning workarounds for its various shortcomings. Some people will love that, and others won't.
3 Likes #14
kaka1987
a little expensive!

Buy one, print out more 3d printers and sell them. You'll be turning a profit in no time.
1 Like #15
Some bizarre comments on this thread.
It reads like some of you are under the influence of substances or have posted in the wrong thread by mistake.
2 Likes #16
I just backed one of these over @ indiegogo- http://igg.me/at/newmatter/x/7968303
around £200 ($339 with shipping I went for)

its going to be much more affordable than the current 3D printers and you have a better community / software with it.

also looks awesome!
[mod][Mod Team]#17
Teezgaff
Perfect for making a prosthetic hand when the gun above blows up in it.

Now £399.00
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1 £399.00
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£399 + VAT = £478.80 ;)
1 Like #18
FREEZIN WOLF
Some bizarre comments on this thread.
It reads like some of you are under the influence of substances or have posted in the wrong thread by mistake.

It would seem that quite a high percentage of people interested in 3D printers are oddballs. I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume the reason for their incoherence is that they are mobile device users.
6 Likes #19
Will it print vaginas?
#20
RS - Cold
#21
Careful set up and calibration and it will work fine.
Decent £100 reduction on the price.
#22
You can build a better printer (larger print volume, better resolution) from many open source designs for cheaper than this.
#23
jimtren
I don't have a multimeter, snap ring pliers, digital calipers, Isopropyl Alcohol, and I will only use these for this job.

With respect, someone who doesn't own any of those is probably not suited to building this kit. I own all of them, and I'm not entirely sure I want to attempt it. Certainly people shouldn't expect to lift this out of the box and start producing things.
#24
A reprap kit would probably get you a better printer for less. http://www.emakershop.com/browse is a good place to look, A prusa i3 kit would be a very good place to start.

As with any 3d printer under £2k - Much learning, repairing, tinkering, calibration and of course self assembly required.

A 3D printer is an invaluable tool for a home workshop if you're into 'making'. More useful than a cheap laser cutter or cnc router IMO (but I suppose it depends on what you want to do!)

Edited By: jacksonliam on Jun 26, 2014 09:28
4 Likes #25
Buy it, print a 3D printer, return the original for a refund. Cost: £0
#26
Good price for this kind of printer because is not to big a looking nice by the way ;)
2 Likes #27
jimtren
To have a working 3d printer will cost more like £440, as £399 is for the kit which you have to assemble yourself, and that requires specific tools . Maplin list a 3d printer kit and the tools needed. I don't have a multimeter, snap ring pliers, digital calipers, Isopropyl Alcohol, and I will only use these for this job. It will give you hours of enjoyment and probably frustration, but is it worth it ? You will be able to create XXX that lets you attach X to Y, an object that you cannot buy, and little toys, but they come at a high price. Add on the filament, electricity, the time taken to learn the program to design, and time to learn how to operate the printer. Work 20 hours at the minimum wage, and you'll have around £125 + £440 not buying the printer, to buy things. At present the technology is more like an expensive toy, than an extremely useful and versatile machine.

True to some extent. However, I made some new knobs for my cooker, because the old ones snapped. Ebay wanted £23 per plastic knob, can you believe it. I made 3 of them, which would have cost £69! However, this is the first actual 'commercial' use that I've made with the printer for the £320 it cost for a bunch of us to buy it.

However, one of the guys in our printer group does x-wing board-gaming and you can save a mint if you make your own pieces. There are many other board gamers, like WarHammer etc. that cost a fortune for the bits, but you can make yourself. So, if you need these niche items, then a 3D printer is for you.

Like anything else, it's large part hobby/enjoyment and small part practical. There's loads of people out there that spend hundreds of pounds on Makita battery drills, when they only do modest DIY at home every six months and a tenner tesco special would suffice. Nice to have and fun to play with.
#28
This is a must for anyone who plays Fifa. You can throw your pads and just rebuild the outta shell lol Save you a bomb hehe :P
1 Like #29
CooliceT
I just backed one of these over @ indiegogo- http://igg.me/at/newmatter/x/7968303
around £200 ($339 with shipping I went for)

its going to be much more affordable than the current 3D printers and you have a better community / software with it.

also looks awesome!

i was one of the first 100 backers and got it for £153 with shipping cant wait :)
#30
thebaron69
So your the reason i had to have 69 after my username.(_;)]

Born in 1969... or dirty minded?
#31
scarfy69
thebaron69
So your the reason i had to have 69 after my username.(_;)]

Born in 1969... or dirty minded?

How do you know its not my age?
1 Like #32
andurilmat
CooliceT
I just backed one of these over @ indiegogo- View full quote
around £200 ($339 with shipping I went for)

its going to be much more affordable than the current 3D printers and you have a better community / software with it.

also looks awesome!
i was one of the first 100 backers and got it for £153 with shipping cant wait :)
It's a nice looking printer for the price, but the reliability and quality of the xy mechanism is unknown, as is the quality of the hot end. You also get a very small platform for the size of the printer and it's not heated.

I'd be surprised if it ships on time and you'll most likely get stung for import VAT and handling fees.

But I'll be very interested to find out the experience the backers have with these printers!
#33
These always remind me of Resident Evil Code Veronica X
1 Like #34
thebaron69
scarfy69
thebaron69
So your the reason i had to have 69 after my username.(_;)]

Born in 1969... or dirty minded?

How do you know its not my age?

Because you would need a new username every year ;)
#35
What a mark up.
These company's must be rolling in money, hope it would soon be around £40
#36
thekanester
jimtren
To have a working 3d printer will cost more like £440, as £399 is for the kit which you have to assemble yourself, and that requires specific tools . Maplin list a 3d printer kit and the tools needed. I don't have a multimeter, snap ring pliers, digital calipers, Isopropyl Alcohol, and I will only use these for this job. It will give you hours of enjoyment and probably frustration, but is it worth it ? You will be able to create XXX that lets you attach X to Y, an object that you cannot buy, and little toys, but they come at a high price. Add on the filament, electricity, the time taken to learn the program to design, and time to learn how to operate the printer. Work 20 hours at the minimum wage, and you'll have around £125 + £440 not buying the printer, to buy things. At present the technology is more like an expensive toy, than an extremely useful and versatile machine.

True to some extent. However, I made some new knobs for my cooker, because the old ones snapped. Ebay wanted £23 per plastic knob, can you believe it. I made 3 of them, which would have cost £69! However, this is the first actual 'commercial' use that I've made with the printer for the £320 it cost for a bunch of us to buy it.

However, one of the guys in our printer group does x-wing board-gaming and you can save a mint if you make your own pieces. There are many other board gamers, like WarHammer etc. that cost a fortune for the bits, but you can make yourself. So, if you need these niche items, then a 3D printer is for you.

Like anything else, it's large part hobby/enjoyment and small part practical. There's loads of people out there that spend hundreds of pounds on Makita battery drills, when they only do modest DIY at home every six months and a tenner tesco special would suffice. Nice to have and fun to play with.


Can this print orthodontic retainers?

thanks
#37
superzab



Can this print orthodontic retainers?

thanks

Not really, the mainly used filament used is not considered "food safe" due to the finished products usually having a texture (retains dirt in the pits etc) - although, you can 3D print a mould then use silicon or similar to achieve something. There are some food approved filaments though coming out - T-Glase PETT is one for example. May do the job ;)

Edited By: bobbler on Jun 26, 2014 14:53
1 Like #38
http://www.toolstop.co.uk/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/68830_PT65K.jpg
this ones cheaper...
#39
thehoodedclaw1
i got this as my first 3d printer, it is TOTAL ****!!!!

?

TOTALy-great? Totally-fantastic?
#40
As others have said, probably cheaper to email your designs away and get a professional 3D printer to do the job.

So far, 3D prints have always been too "lumpy" and distorted for me to consider buying a machine. The print head technology needs to improve.

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