Tronxy X1 Desktop 3D Printer £83.37 @ Gearbest
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Tronxy X1 Desktop 3D Printer £83.37 @ Gearbest

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Found 13th Nov
Use code: 1111GBTronxyX1EU


Reviews pretty well, no heated bed but a pretty robust design and amazing value for the price.

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Build size is a bit small. Was about to buy the Geeetech through Amazon but they their price up, so now waiting and looking

I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but genuinely, what do people use them for?
I imagine the plastic filament stuff is expensive in the way that printer ink is, and the odd thing I could print would be cheap enough to buy anyway?

So talk me into it... WHY DO I NEED A 3D PRINTER, HUKD?!

ScroopEgerton10 m ago

I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but …I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but genuinely, what do people use them for? I imagine the plastic filament stuff is expensive in the way that printer ink is, and the odd thing I could print would be cheap enough to buy anyway?So talk me into it... WHY DO I NEED A 3D PRINTER, HUKD?!

I don't have this exact printer but I do have a different tronxy one. I've recently been using mine for Christmas decorations haha also used it in the past to repair things by printing new knobs for stoves or screw hole covers things like that.
The plastic filament isn't actually that expensive. I source my stuff from a company called filamentive and all their plastics are recycled and come in at roughly £25 a kilo which will print a lot!
Kits are great for people who are tinkerers but for someone who might not be so tech savy I'd recommend getting a pre built kit tbh
Edited by: "joer456" 13th Nov

ScroopEgerton16 m ago

I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but …I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but genuinely, what do people use them for? I imagine the plastic filament stuff is expensive in the way that printer ink is, and the odd thing I could print would be cheap enough to buy anyway?So talk me into it... WHY DO I NEED A 3D PRINTER, HUKD?!




A 3D printer is like owning your own factory I guess.

It allows you to print pretty much anything you want, from cases for phones, to say a prosthetic foot for a duck.

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ScroopEgerton54 m ago

I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but …I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but genuinely, what do people use them for? I imagine the plastic filament stuff is expensive in the way that printer ink is, and the odd thing I could print would be cheap enough to buy anyway?So talk me into it... WHY DO I NEED A 3D PRINTER, HUKD?!


Personally a large part of the hobby is just tinkering with the printer. But I also use mine to complement other hobbies, especially radio controlled models. I have two 3D printed RC cars, I've made several brackets and components for quadcopters and planes.

I've also made wall brackets for my speakers in my study, a custom fan duct for my PC, replacement legs for a keyboard...

Would this be good for making track for lego City trains?

Have a look on thingyverse.com
For some amazing bits and bobs. Try a search aswell.

ScroopEgerton1 h, 40 m ago

I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but …I'm always tempted by these, because, you know... gadgets... but genuinely, what do people use them for? I imagine the plastic filament stuff is expensive in the way that printer ink is, and the odd thing I could print would be cheap enough to buy anyway?So talk me into it... WHY DO I NEED A 3D PRINTER, HUKD?!




I've printed spare parts for things where the company no longer exists. A cooker knob for a 30 year old range cooker. A plastic dial for a combi boiler that would have cost £30 for some reason (cost about £2 to print).

I've printed 5 echo dot holders from thingiverse. and I've printed a bunch of toys for the kid. Plus i've learned to 3D model stuff now. So yeah does that help ?

Its importing worries that bother me with something this expensive. Just hoping they get down to this sort of price in the UK in the next year or two.

Sambat5 h, 19 m ago

Build size is a bit small. Was about to buy the Geeetech through Amazon …Build size is a bit small. Was about to buy the Geeetech through Amazon but they their price up, so now waiting and looking


I think i'll do the same. Hopefully it comes under the Black Friday sale.

Hopelessness5 h, 10 m ago

wall brackets for my speakers in my study, a custom fan duct for my PC, …wall brackets for my speakers in my study, a custom fan duct for my PC, replacement legs for a keyboard...



considering you didn't have ready project for any of those how long it took you to design these 3 items? and how many reprints did you have to do if it didn't work straight? can you reuse plastic?
Edited by: "veni_vidi_emere" 13th Nov

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veni_vidi_emere16 h, 3 m ago

considering you didn't have ready project for any of those how long it …considering you didn't have ready project for any of those how long it took you to design these 3 items? and how many reprints did you have to do if it didn't work straight? can you reuse plastic?


I've been doing it for a while now so the speaker bracket and the fan duct took a couple of hours, the keyboard leg was about 15 minutes. These are just a couple of examples.

On my self built printer I usually manage to get a decent print first time, if not almost always by the second time. You can't reuse plastic easily but I use £11/kg PLA from eBay for most of my prints so it really isn't an issue.
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