Thank you for the replies, I really appreciate the help and have tried to do a bit of research so as to respond
Yes, the MP3DP would cost about $350 plus the milled pieces. It would be a preference since i thought its the only machine i have seen and heard ( youtube) that didn’t sound like a whiney baby, the MP3DP sounded like a real power machine. The MP3DP would also have an advantage in providing me with back up/replacement parts for the Lowrider that I definitely do want to get and of course vice versa potential spares for the MP3DP, that seems like a good thing.
Milled pieces though for the MP3DP are a problem as to get them would mean getting Lowrider plastic parts to make a Lowrider to be able to make the milled parts for the MP3DP and then i would have to wait for a Lowrider part to break in order to feel/prove i had had a good reason to get the 3D printer.
The Anet A8 you linked to seems to be a bargain and very popular. You seemed to have been one of the lucky ones. Quality does seems to be hit and miss on what i might receive and most seem to mod it to get it working to an acceptable level. If I was one of the unlucky ones, a few reels of filament to get it going, a few repairs, a few mods, a few more grey hairs, might not make it seem like quite such a bargain. But if it worked right out of the box…win win
The Bismarck sounds great…did you build it hull plate by hull plate?
The printer i was looking at was from the iMakr and its called Startt. I called them about the heated bed and it doesn’t have it and can’t be added. They suggested I contact their tech department to explain to me why it doesn’t need it, I did, but they never got back to me.
I get your other points, but i don’t need a printer for any reason apart from wanting to learn about it and to print Lowrider parts…
Also waiting for Rambo board update on Lowrider CNC Bundle page?
Ryan confirmed the parts for the Lowrider would fit. I dont have a budget, or at least i am trying to get to the point where i get what the real cost would be to end up with a reliable working workable printer that at the minimum would allow me to make useable replacement parts, or upgrade parts for the Lowrider.
Yep, you got the key…“For your sanity…”
I did wonder though how the heat works since the higher the print gets, the further from the heat source. I guess some heat is better than none, and the heat does not have to be constant over the height of the build.
Thank you everyone for your comments