3D printers... recommendations?

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3D printers... recommendations?

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Hey guys,

I have been curious for some time now about 3D printers. I haven't had much of a chance to do extensive researching. What do some of you experts recommend?

I have to build stuff for work and for fun. Let me know what you think...
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Resin printer will give you the most precise and detailed prints but are limited in size. Filament printers are mor versatile but the prints need finishing (sanding/acetone) to get them smooth. My printer is resin. Pics show what you can get for details.
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Yeah, I really just need to print out decorative gears for now. Nothing big. Like 8cm in diameter. I was just wondering if it would be worth while doing it myself. They are for award plaques. I have 2-3 examples made out of brass. I rather use plastic and produce a few.
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PINS:
Medieval Madness Royal Edition - Mods: Merlin, Troll lighting
Jurassic Park LE - Pinstadiums, Stern topper & amber shooter, mods: signs, watch tower, raptor pen, T-rex fence, pteranodon, goat, and a few more
Wizard of Oz ECLE - Pinstadiums, mods: witch, tornado, castle, crystal ball, lit emerald city, Throne room screen, hot air balloon lighting, pinblades, Gouveia witch 2.0 (coming soon)
Star Trek the Next Generation - Alt translite, Pinstadiums, Pinsound board & speakers, full LED, LED&GI OCD, custom topper, ColorDMD
Star Wars Prem (ETA March or April 2021) - Stern Topper & Shaker, Mods: Mirror Blades, Star Destroyer, Imperial Probe, X-Wing
Stranger Things LE (ETA March or April 2021) - Stern shooter & UV kit

FOR SALE: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=27003
Doctor Who - Alt Translite, moving Dalek(real one - not the cheap servo mod), new decals, new ramps, pinblades, full LED, Pinsound & shaker, LED&GI OCD, ColorDMD
Revenge from Mars(SOLD PPU) - Running RFM custom code v2.22 on Nucore, Mods: saucer LEDs, 6-ball trough.

Looking for:
Vewlix cab

JUKES
Seeburg STD2 Entertainer - Converted to MP3 while retaining the original look and feel.
NSM Emerald Ice CD(100) wall hanger juke - Hooked up to the Seeburg Entertainer speakers.

Gone but not forgotten
So many... SWEP1, Road Show, Monster Bash, Twilight Zone, Lord of the Rings, Simpsons Pinball Party, Demolition Man, Terminator 2, Funhouse, Tales from the Crypt, High Speed, Bad Cats, Flintstones, WWF Royal Rumble, Laser War, Laser Ball, Silver Slugger, Batman Forever, Pinbot, 6 Million Dollar Man, Galaxy, Meteor, Countdown, Hot Tip(SS), and others I just can't think of lol.

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I've been thinking about getting a Prusa i3 MK3S+. Would love to hear opinions about this one.

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I've been happy with my cheapo Creality Ender. Did a few minor upgrades but it has survived my kids abusing it for a year now. I'd probably go with a larger one next time but stick with Creality.
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Yep comme Ottogd mentionne Prusa i3 mk3s est ce quil y a de mieux et tu ne sera pas déçu.. la différence de prix vaux la peine a long therme.. Bonne chance et amuse toi!!!

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Yup, a friend on FB recommended me that one.
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After research and picking a couple of members brains, I bought an Ender 3 V2 on Amazon Day. Was supposed to be for pinball mods but still filling grandkid and kid's orders for cool things lol. Having a blast with it and easy great prints out of the box without too many mods ......but can be modded also just like pins! ;-)

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Also pulled the trigger on the Ender 3 V2, very happy!!
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