I'm trying hard to convince the Wife that I need one of these new-fangled 3D printer thingy's I want to print some of the amazing parts I've seen you guys come up with, but here in Singapore there's only 1 inactive member listed as a 3D-printer, and when I contacted a 3-D printing bureau they wanted to charge me $100 for a EZ-cube extension :-(
I've ordered some from EZ-Robot but with freight charges around $70 small orders just don't make sense, so how much better to be able to print my own?
Anyways, I'm looking at the Cubicon Style (found here) http://cubicon.com.au/ which seems to have some rave reviews on the net. At a tad under $3k, it should it has a heated bed and chamber, dynamic levelling table (adjusts the level during the build), and prints PLC + ABS with minimal warping (apparently). Also a filtration system to prevent odours.
It also appears to be relatively easy to use, which is attractive to a newbie like me.
That being said its print size is only a maximum 150x150x150 (6"x6"x6") and I'm wondering if that will be sufficient? Is it true that you can splice a larger build and print it in 2 or more parts and glue together afterwards?
Happy to hear opinions on whether you feel this printer would be a good choice. Please remember in Singapore That brand choices are limited and prices comparatively high compared to the US, Canada and the U.K.
Also wondering if anyone can point me to a good, free (or cheap) CAD program that I could create .stl files on, if/when I get adventurous?
Hoping eventually I will be able to contribute to some of the great work I see you guys doing, but please bear with my questions along the way
Thanks in advance.