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    Any of you have them and if so which one. Do you like it and if not why?
    I'm looking to purchase on pretty soon.
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    I haven't had interest in one but ran across this the other day.....



    This guy built an outfeed table much like what I want and happened to see this in his videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sftull View Post
    Any of you have them and if so which one. Do you like it and if not why?
    I'm looking to purchase on pretty soon.
    What do you want to do with the products you build? Are you prototyping? This "additive manufacturing" versus "subtractive manufacturing" (CNC machining etc.) is in its consumer infancy. Sintering, which is basically 3D printing with metals, it amazing. In Florence, there is a 3D print shop at F-D Tech that you can rent by the hour for cheap. You may wish to come down, or call you local tech to see if they have one, and use it to see if it is what you are looking for in a final product. MG
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    I have one. can print about a 4" cube. Wish i could print bigger. Dont use it often but when i need it, it's nice to have. Paid like 225.00 on amazon. Monoprice is the brand name. Paid for itself within 2 weeks of buying it.

    If i was buying right now i'd probably get this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...RMNIRLH8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by D's Tees View Post
    I have one. can print about a 4" cube. Wish i could print bigger. Dont use it often but when i need it, it's nice to have. Paid like 225.00 on amazon. Monoprice is the brand name. Paid for itself within 2 weeks of buying it.

    If i was buying right now i'd probably get this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...RMNIRLH8&psc=1
    What are you making with it?

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    I don't have a clue what I'll be making. I want one so I can offer it as a service for my laser business. I'm also in the market for a CNC mill but thats another conversation all together.
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    anyone want to play a guessing game on what he's making?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highstrung View Post
    anyone want to play a guessing game on what he's making?
    Me?
    I take an PLB in the shower with me. Can't ever be too safe.

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    I bought one to make prototype parts. About two weeks after we bought the printer a part broke on one of our machines and to get that part I was going to have to spend $300 on the whole assembly.I did not need the whole assembly I just needed one small part. So I made the part on the 3D printer. Basically now it just sits there until we need it for some odd job or to prototype a new part.

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