[Wolves] One of the topics for tonight's LUG meeting

Ron Wellsted ron at wellsted.org.uk
Wed Feb 24 16:50:21 UTC 2021

Auto bed leveling is a must (in my opinion) and well worth paying extra for.

On 24/02/2021 16:31, John Alexander via Wolves wrote:
> Yeah, stretched out large printers take a load of space up and are 
> harder to align(and cost more)
> Also been no  faster they will take ages to do big prints.
> So unless you can not split it up you are best to cut bigger objects in 
> to smaller parts which can be completed quicker and
> you'll have less large half finished prints in the scrap bin!
> On Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 16:22:43 GMT, Chris Ellis via Wolves 
> <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> Hey
>  > In amongst all the general chit chat this evening can you bring some 
> ideas for a reasonably priced good quality 3d Printer (I know we have 
> discussed this about 6 months ago - but that is nearly a lifetime in 
> IT). I know at least two of you have one.
>  >
>  > Prefer is to be A3 sized but guess that will push the price up.
> Can talk about it more later, but I'm super happy with the Ender 3 I
> got.  However in all honesty I could only recommend it with the
> upgrades I put on it, which is not what everyone wants: silent driver
> board, bed leveling and decent PTFE bowden tube.
> If you want to go for a 220mm x 220mm bed and stay at the budget end,
> I'd very much consider a Ender 3 V2 or a Tronxy XY-2 Pro:
> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leveling-Printer-Precision-Printing-Installation/dp/B07PMMHN5W/
> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creality-Upgraded-Motherboard-Carborundum-220x220x250mm/dp/B07FFTHMMN/
> If you want a larger bed size of 330mm x 330mm that I'd look at the
> Tronxy X5SA Pro, considered that myself when I've been frustrated by
> that bed limit.  Especially given the price is pretty good at the
> moment:
> https://www.amazon.co.uk/TRONXY-Aluminum-Installation-Precision-Printing/dp/B07PPFVT64/
> Chris
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