Guys! I bought a 3D printer! It hasn’t even arrived yet, but I already feel like I should have done this ages ago! I ended up going with the
Wanhao i3 v2.1 Duplicator. It’s an upgraded version of the v2.0, which is effectively the same model that MonoPrice rebrands and sells as the Maker Select 3D Printer v2.
All around it seems to hit the sweet spot between price and capability. For me, the big selling points are:
- Sufficient large build envelope: 200 mm x 200 mm x 180 mm
- Sufficient build resolution: 0.1 mm, but can go down to 0.05 mm!
- Multiple-material filament capabilities
- Good community support
- Easy to make your improvements/repairs
I had to pay a bit of a premium since I’m in the UK, but I think it will be worth it. Printer arrives tomorrow, and I hope to have a report out soon thereafter.