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3D Printing by Cameron Coward

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CHAPTER10

Choosing a 3D Printer

In This Chapter

  • Open vs. closed source
  • Whether getting an assembled printer, printer kit, or DIY printer is right for you
  • What are your printing needs?
  • Designs beyond Cartesian printers

Now that you know the different parts that make up a 3D printer, it’s time to think about what type of 3D printer is right for you. Deciding on what 3D printer to purchase can be both overwhelming and exciting. The increasingly abundant number of manufacturers and models on the market are sure to make anyone dizzy. Do you need a 1.75mm or 3mm hot end? Is one company better than another? Should you care about whether or not it’s ...

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