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What's the best 3D printer? The one with the least amount of visible printing lines
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I don't get it.
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>>670433
Probably not the best bored to ask tri-tech
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>>670433
A bit of hand polishing with small grain sandpaper will get rid of most visible lines from any printer. Check the guy that made a 3d printed buddha in faux bronze on YouTube.
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>>670433
Any SLA resin printer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ARLiTHjX0
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the enderpro something I hear is the best for the price around $300 and then you upgrade it with 3rd party parts? Google it. And for printing lines just acetone wash the print and it'll smooth the exterior.
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>>670483
Came here to suggest this as a starting point for OP; then let the Google algorithm takeover.
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>FDM
monoprice is the best value, all FDM will be about the same quality. Check out their I3s.
>resin
Form 2 is absolute best quality printer. SLA is still a developing medium. Anycubic photon is more affordable.
>visible printing lines
These aren't really a problem. with a 0.02 nozzle and low layer heights you will be fine. The real issue is SEAMS and print time.
>seams
FDM is for big dumb parts. If you want to make anime figures, you have to go in and manually cut your model up, to ORIENT it based on vertical supports. Pic related. Then remove support, superglue, fill, and sand it. Its a pain, and you should use ABS because then you can use acetone slurry as glue+filler. On the other hand, with a 0.06 nozzle FDM can make big prints very quickly.
>speed
Resin costs 100$ per gallon + consumable tanks, but it prints flawless intricate models much faster with fewer seams, fewer parts, and doesn't require as much fuss with orientation.
>which one
For things larger than a baseball, get a monoprice I3. For miniatures/hi poly, get a photon. Facebook private groups for your printer are where you should go for tech support and to see examples of the printer before making a purchasing decision.
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>>670483
To clarify, an acetone wash only works on ABS plastic.
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>>670433
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wThtfAtB5U8
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>>670492
>Recommending a Monoprice FDM printer.
Consider the following video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui1pijofnI8
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>>670867
i thought these things are like $50000 or so
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>>670433

In Italy they installed whole factory, where they print marble statues out of fine marble powder and special plastic glue. it comes out polishing ready. if you visit the Venice in Las Vegas you are staring at the statues printed there.
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>>670868
The top-of-the-line model of what OP posted costs $300-400k
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Are home/kit powder printers a thing? Everything seems to be focus on plastics and resins.

Mainly interested for no need of supports, reusing the loose powder and possibly colour prints.
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>>674515 again

Did some looking and there actually is a home project for it but it's still in development.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIVdwP0RAN8
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>>670433
The better the printer, the more visible the layers become. Isn't that ironic?
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>>670874
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>>674732
Post processing is a given if you want something smooth anyway. You can always lower the layer height to reduce the stepping.

I just wish Cura's adaptive layers work better.
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ask in /diy/3dpg/ where 3d print fags circlejerk all day

As pointed out a SLA resin printer has a better surface quality than any FDM machine. People use it to print figurines etc.
A cheap device would be the Anycubic Photon.
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>>670482
neat video thanks
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These look fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6SrN2qW1Hw
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I use projet 1200 on a daily basis alongside with dws's xfab and would recommend the projet if you can afford their material and dont need too much work space.

As for the lines, they are barely visible and depending on the model printed you should be able to easily grind them off.

It all depends what is your purpose for them.
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>>670433
Honestly, the Creality CR-10S4 is the best imo.

You can see mine running here...
https://www.twitch.tv/rhythmiccarnage

The printer is about $350 on GearBest at the moment. It can do PLA, ABS, and PETG for sure and apparently also Nylon filament. I've had great results with it at 230 C and the titanium hot end attachment is well worth the money.
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>>677370
do streams like this get any trafic? whole thing seems rather booring and pointless to me, who would want to stay and watch for hours on end pretty much the same thing.
sped up timelaps videos of the printing process, sure, i kinda get that, but real time streaming ..
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>>670433
>>>/diy/1591345
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>>677373
I added PretzelRocks radio and picked up 20 followers this week. I also do timelapses



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