I already own a Formlabs Form 2 which I use for creating all sorts of stuff like a BattleTech RVN-4X, a belt case for my HP Elite X3 or some random parts for my Quadcopters and Bike. A while ago I toyed with the idea to 3D Print an E-100 using but doing so with the Form 2 would be… Excessive so I’ve been thinking about buying an FDM Printer to do the larger parts but I’m uncertain as to which Printer to go for.
I was initially leaning towards the Atom 2.5 ( Would look nice in my flat ) but I recall Tom mentioning that the Board that shipped with the 2.0 was rather lacking and I couldn’t find any information about it ever upgrading to a state for it to receive Tom’s uncompromised approval which I guess leaves me with my second choice, a Prusa i3 MK³ which appears to be THE choice these days although slightly lacking in the looks department.
Parts like the Drivetrain ( Tracks, Sprocket Wheel, Tensioner, Road Wheels ) will most likely still be made with the Form 2 because of the required detail but stuff like hull will be done using the FDM Printer ( or my X-Carve )
Any opinions on the Atom 2.5 or should I go with the i3 MK³?