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nomisqc wrote: Any chance of that happening soon ? What is the lowest price ever on the V2 ?
I'm hoping for BF or boxing day, there was a tip that it would happen on day 2 of prime day (today), it was briefly $316 yesterday
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ATLien69 wrote: I'm going to try this one: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08DV4Y3RX/ref ... HFbNS3SCTV

From reviews it seems very comparable in quality to Ender 3 and even has some upgrades over the Ender 3. For $240 and no tax, it's a no brainer for me.
Seems like a great value but not open source like Ender and has serious cooling issues that are actively being worked on (bless those people who spend hours fixing issues for the benefit of everyone!):

HamMane wrote: I'm hoping for BF or boxing day, there was a tip that it would happen on day 2 of prime day (today), it was briefly $316 yesterday
I'm also going to wait for the Ender 3 v2. Had I seen it at this price, I would have pulled the trigger. I'm also waiting out for sub $300. I'm in the market for one and I think the community support and popularity is well worth it.
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Kevin711 wrote: economy entry level (Ender 3) vs mid range CR10 class... not really a good comparison. I don't think there is a "assemble and print with perfection" 3D printer right now, they all need some degree of tweaking and have learning curves. Ender 3 has tons of community support which can get you up and running, and if you hate it it's ~$260 down the toilet.

If you don't mind dropping $550+, look at the CR10 V3 with direct drive, its about the same price as the CR10s Pro V2 with Prime Deal, it's about $560 right now.
https://www.amazon.ca/Creality-Extruder ... B088QYSH98

I started with an Ender 3, it was definitely the right place to start for me... never 3d printed at home before, only previous experience was watching it being done at the science center.
I appreciate the reply.

From my research, I honestly don’t see the big differences between the ender series and the CR-10 series besides print size.

The Prusa has the ability to print quite a few more types of filament. Where as the previous 2 it seems modifications are required.

My plan is to make useable, durable parts in automotive applications. Carbon type filaments seem to be the best option right now. Am I getting myself into all sorts of problems by not going high end?

I’m a deal shopper at heart, but have made enough “cheap” mistakes to start learning it may not always be the best option.
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HuD_91gt wrote: I appreciate the reply.

From my research, I honestly don’t see the big differences between the ender series and the CR-10 series besides print size.

The Prusa has the ability to print quite a few more types of filament. Where as the previous 2 it seems modifications are required.

My plan is to make useable, durable parts in automotive applications. Carbon type filaments seem to be the best option right now. Am I getting myself into all sorts of problems by not going high end?

I’m a deal shopper at heart, but have made enough “cheap” mistakes to start learning it may not always be the best option.
the cr10 v3 I mentioned earlier has direct drive, not sure if it can do carbon based filament (haven't done so myself) but direct drive makes it able to print TPU and PETG without hardware mods. Some say their ender 3 can print PETG and TPU, but I never could consistently or reliabily.

The prusa can do alot, but you're talking about $800-$900 for a clone (shipping, taxes, other parts adds up). If you got a base Ender 3 and dropped $300 in mods on it, I'm pretty sure you can do anything the prusa can.
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HuD_91gt wrote: I appreciate the reply.

From my research, I honestly don’t see the big differences between the ender series and the CR-10 series besides print size.

The Prusa has the ability to print quite a few more types of filament. Where as the previous 2 it seems modifications are required.

My plan is to make useable, durable parts in automotive applications. Carbon type filaments seem to be the best option right now. Am I getting myself into all sorts of problems by not going high end?

I’m a deal shopper at heart, but have made enough “cheap” mistakes to start learning it may not always be the best option.
You are being too ambitious, get an ender 3 and learn a bit about 3d printing, from there you can decide if you want to pay $5k to $10k for a printer with a heated chamber that is designed to handle high-temperature CF materials.
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Fluxarc wrote: Seems like a great value but not open source like Ender and has serious cooling issues that are actively being worked on (bless those people who spend hours fixing issues for the benefit of everyone!):



I'm also going to wait for the Ender 3 v2. Had I seen it at this price, I would have pulled the trigger. I'm also waiting out for sub $300. I'm in the market for one and I think the community support and popularity is well worth it.
If you watch the video, he is fixing things that don't need fixing. He is merely tweaking and he says it himself. A better video would be his first, where he raves about the printer and concludes that there is no reason to buy an Ender 3. The Mingda D2 is much better value.



I'm looking forward to playing with it.
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I was about to pull the trigger for Mingda D2. After reading reviews, some youtubes, it feels like it's a 50/50 chance I'll get proper machine where a newbie like me doesn't have to tinker it.
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roddur wrote: I was about to pull the trigger for Mingda D2. After reading reviews, some youtubes, it feels like it's a 50/50 chance I'll get proper machine where a newbie like me doesn't have to tinker it.
I seriously considered buying Anycubic Mega S before getting an Ender 3 V2. One of the main reason is my friend already has an Ender and can help me with set it up. Installation with Anycubic is easier but they are not as popular as the Ender crowd.
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Erkdajerk wrote: If you watch the video, he is fixing things that don't need fixing. He is merely tweaking and he says it himself. A better video would be his first, where he raves about the printer and concludes that there is no reason to buy an Ender 3. The Mingda D2 is much better value.



I'm looking forward to playing with it.
Yeah I saw that video, but I know they also delete their bad reviews (which is why there aren't many), there are heating issues, and the software is not open-source. On paper, it looks like an amazing value, but there's an intangible value to having community support and open source firmware. If I can get that for under $50 for Ender 3 v2, it's worth it for me, especially since I don't yet have a 3D printer.
Meister19 wrote: https://www.creality3dofficial.com/coll ... 5341329481

242.10 usd after coupon code E5XTD-10 (10% off)
$318 cad after conversion no tax shipped
Are you sure about that? Don't they ship from China, meaning you'd have to pay duty and taxes?
pbenish wrote: My question would be is the V2 a better buy @ $320 then the 3 Pro with both glass and PEI build plates at $295.

Thanks,
If those are the final prices, I'd definitely go for v2. Better motherboard, cable management, fixes (like metal filament collar to extruder), LCD, tensioner, etc. Check out the beginning of this video for more details:
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ImpulseBuyy wrote: Does the Ender 3 v2 include sample filament in the kit?
yes, enough to do some calibration cubes and benchies to start off on your 3d printing adventure....
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Does anyone have experience with Petsfang Bullseye? I want to install it when I get my Creality BL Touch next week however I can't determine which of the ABL device mounts I need. Can anyone help on that?
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Well I am absolutely stumped with firmware compiling. Last week I upgraded to SKR mini 2 and as a result compiled a firmware for my Ender 3 Pro. I got it working with a little help from here and it was relatively easy. Now I am trying to do one today and I continually get the following error in my console when I tell Auto Build Marlin to build my firmware. I have no idea why as I haven't changed anything at all since my last compile. I have attempted using the 2.0.x branch, bugfix branch and tried both of those with the default config as well as a config for my board. Any ideas as to what I need to do to fix this?
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Does anyone have screen shots of the ender 3 pro with the all metal extruder? In my listing from amazon it showed the up graded extruder but didnt arrive with one, and now the store telling me it doesnt come with it.

let me know, greatly appreciated./

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