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Mcmad
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Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Mcmad » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 pm

Aldi are selling one for £300, the website is as usual a little short on specs but a look on the manufacturer website suggests it prints between 100 and 400 microns

Any thoughts as to its suitability for ant and feather bodys and parts from those more knowledgeable?

https://www.aldi.co.uk/3d-printer

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Shakey
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Re: Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Shakey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:25 pm

Seems a standard i3 clone kinda deal, could be atrocious, could be good out the box or with a bit of tweaking. Best to try and find some reviews around the place as I am not familiar with it myself. The resolution is as a whole vaguely meaningless when comparing printers. Provided it can do at least ~150 it's fine for what we want in ants, I do 200 myself for speeeeeed.

However feather bodys is well beyond the reach of consumer 3d printing right now. :P
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Re: Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Occashokka » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:43 pm

yea it looks super similar to my i3 clone seen here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wanhao-i3Plus- ... B01LX8KNV3 thats about the same pricing too (when i got it it was 299 so u could probably find a different seller for a bit cheaper)and mine works very well for ant parts even if a good print is a bit of a learning curve its relatively easy to get the hang of and it comes with its own slicer that seems solid, so if the aldi one is similar it seems like a pretty good product but obviously theres no way of knowing whether it will deliver similar results to the good i3 clones or the bad ones but i think it looks most similar to my one which gives me hope for its credentials.
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Re: Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Mcmad » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:45 pm

Well I've taken the plunge and ordered one of the Aldi printers. Will report on how I get on as things progress. Ordered some batteries and filament from Hobbyking so just need Rory's ESC to be available and that's the first anyweight built.


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