The engineering program for my school, Woodside High School, is looking for some cheap, inexpensive, easy-to-use and easy to maintain 3D printers. Originally, the school was going to get Prusas, but they’re sold outside the U.S., so the school can’t buy them.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
Here’s a list of features the printer should have:
- Cheap (<$1,000ish)
- Reliable (Doesn’t break a lot)
- Easy to maintain (Easy to recalibrate or change filament)
- Build size between 6"x6"x9" and 12"x12"x12"
- Able to print a variety of materials (PLA, ABS, etc.)
- Easy to set up a print (Load file from Cura or something onto SD card and put in printer or something, then hit a dial a few times)
- Doesn’t need to be connected to a computer when printing, can run off sd card or usb drive
- Has a screen where you can select options
- Uses parts that are easy to replace/get replacements for
EDIT: Also, if someone knows if there’s a reseller for prusas that’s inside the US, that would be great as well.