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Printing With Your Own 3D Printer at Home

I offer a slowly growing number of files that can be 3D printed at home on my Thingiverse page:

I currently own four 3D printers.  I am still learning to say the least. 

The most impressive is the Anyqubic Photon.     

Photon Printer The Photon uses liquid resin in a tank, which is hardened by a UV light source at the bottom of the tank holding the resin,  The build plate rises a tiny bit, as little as .024 mm, the another layer is hardened, 

This  process is repeated again and again until the model is finished. 

Printers using liquid resin are becoming more popular and expect to see more and more coming into the market, and for costs to drop.

Problems with these printers incliude odors and mess from the resin, the need for ventilaton, and the mess and the need to cure the models with a UV light source after printing,

But, the fine detail available can make these printers worth the effort.  

Visit The Anycubic Photon website by CLICKING HERE.

My other three printers are FDM printers, These are what most people think of when they thnk of a 3D printer, They melt a a plastic and extrude it through a small nozzle, moving back and forth until it finishes that layer, then the nozzle moves up between .1 and .2 mm and extrudes the next layer. These printers are SLOW, and the finer the detail you want, the slower it is. But, they are cheaper and can use a multitude of materials to make a model.

More informaiton on FDM printers can be found all over the web, but one site is

Ender 3If you want an inexpensive yet capable printer, one that I own fits the bill- The Creality Ender 3.