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  1. tkoco

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    @Geof , @mark tomlinson , @WheresWaldo and anyone else: Aside from resin printers, in your experience, What would be a good non-Robo, consumer grade printer to consider? Small and Large volume printers, Cartesian or Delta.
    I'm thinking of an "out of the box" printer - ready to use.
     
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    Either a Cartesian or CoreXY would be my suggestion.

    I have a couple of those (MonoPrice and FlashForge) that are simple to setup and use -- they are not very big (smaller than the R1 for print area) and we have a delta (SeeMeCNC) that is 12 inches round by 3.5 feet tall for print area.

    I really can't recommend a delta for anybody unless you want to learn it and experiment. They can be workhorses, but out of the box you are probably going to be doing a lot of tweaking :)

    Some of the best out there the Prusa machines, yeah -- expensive, but totally worth it.
     
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    Is Cartesian a brand or style?
     
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    The key difference in the Robo and the delta is that the Robo uses Cartesian coordinates and the delta uses polar.
    I love watching a delta at work, but they are not fun to troubleshoot :) If the delta had been my first printer it would also have been my last (and only).
     
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    I can’t speak for machines I haven’t used but cost wise the creality machine are highly spoke of. I have a cr10, decent machine but limited to pretty well 60-70C bed. I’ve heard the ender series is better but smaller.

    I guess what are you looking to spend and what are your print needs
     
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    Sigma for the win ;) (and lots of cursing)
     
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    LOL! Hey it finally prints reliably ! Owning the sigma is 100% top 5 headaches lol
     

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