Dear Tom’s community,
after a lot of fun with my little MP Select Mini, this little printer is becoming a boundary for creativity.
More space (20^3?!), higher precision (printing gears…), being able to use nylon-filament, high reliability and as as crown-jewel dual-extrusion would be very nice.
It seams to be possible to buy a printer with these capabilities, like a BCN3D Sigma R17 or - without the dual-extrusion - one of the latest fantastic Prusa-printers from Josef. Or another brand…
I also like the idea of building my own 3d printer. Something more individual than a complete kit, but not every single detail from scratch. Building such a printer takes a lot of time, will be a lot of fun and a lot to learn
To be honest, I would be disappointed to invest like 1500 bucks with a resulting print quality of a 800 bucks-preconfigured-printer.
Do you think it is possible to build a (high-end) printer which can compete with a finished product in the same or even higher price range? If so, it would be very nice if you can push me in the right direction, like “Hey, the hypercube evo is just what you need”.
Of cause skills are an important limiting factor. I never built a printer before.
What I think i can do: All kinds of woodworking, soldering (never etched a pcb), arduino-things, power-supply-things, programming, exact measurement, buy a linear rail/TMC2130/E3D-hotend, ask for help, solve puzzles, watch youtube-videos, not give up and keep the filament dry