Hey Drew,Hmmm, that adds a new candidate to the mix. I've had my eye on this one for a while now:
BFB-3000 Plus 3D printer | Bits From Bytes
It's ~$3,000 and can print in one to three colors/material (cost does up the more spools you add). It's also got a very large (for the price) build table. I just haven't seen too many reviews of it.
That's good to know. Do you know if he has any pictures he'd be willing to share? I'd love to see the detailing/smoothness of the part.Hey Drew,
My sister-in-law's boyfriend bought one of these 3D printers. He is a mechanical and engineer and he designed a steering mechanism for skateboards using this printer and he successfully printed the part and is now awaiting his patent for it. It uses a filament type medium that is melted and squeezed down on the plate. He said the part he made took about 4 hours to fabricate.
I'll see if I can get some pics of the part from him. He said that he had to modify the CAD drawing (Solid Works) a little to compensate for some imperfections from the extrusion method.That's good to know. Do you know if he has any pictures he'd be willing to share? I'd love to see the detailing/smoothness of the part.