Question What 3d printer is best for portable cases

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I'm getting tired of paying pcbway absorbent amounts for 3d prints so I think its finally time I get a 3d printer of my own. So I got some questions about 3d printers I hope you wont mind answering.
-Which 3d printer should I get with no previous experiences 3d printing
-Which filament should I get
-Any software I should have paired with the 3d printer
-Is it safe to keep it running in my bedroom or should I keep it in a place like my garage
-Is there any additional information I should know about 3d printing

Also I'm likely only going to use this 3d printer for portable cases (more specifically an Ashida currently). Thank you and sorry if some of these are dumb questions I'm still new to 3d printing stuff.
 

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I was tired of operating my Form2 so I sold it and now gladly pay pcbway prices for better quality and options too.

There are 2 general types of consumer 3d printers: FDM and SLA. FDM printers are your standard plastic extruders which usually results in pretty obvious print artifacts. You can get an FDM printer very cheap like the Ender 3 designs but I would recommend the Prusa MK3 if you can swing it.

It is safe to keep it in your bedroom just dont put your towel or blanket over it.
 
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I was tired of operating my Form2 so I sold it and now gladly pay pcbway prices for better quality and options too.

There are 2 general types of consumer 3d printers: FDM and SLA. FDM printers are your standard plastic extruders which usually results in pretty obvious print artifacts. You can get an FDM printer very cheap like the Ender 3 designs but I would recommend the Prusa MK3 if you can swing it.

It is safe to keep it in your bedroom just dont put your towel or blanket over it.
Thanks gman though I think I will go with an ender 3 because I suffer from broke. Also glad to know it isn't too toxic to keep in my room
 

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First of all, make sure you are in the BitBuilt discord as there is a 3d-printing chat channel

For a 3d printer, it really depends on how much you want to spend and how big you want to go. I would play with Ultimaker Cura with some printer presets and models you want to print to get an idea of how big you want to go.
Personally, I have an ender 3 v2 that works reasonably well, but be prepared to do some tuning. I would go for something slightly bigger if you can afford to, eg Artillery SW-X2, ender 5 plus

I would start out using PLA and PLA+ as it prints at a lower temperature and is super easy to print, cheap, not toxic, and ideal for handhelds as it is pretty strong. I can recommend eSun, Sunlu, and Hatchbox filament. There are many more great brands out there just stay away from the unbranded stuff and pay attention to the +_ value.

For software, it depends on what printer you get but it will most likely be Ultimaker Cura or Prusa slicer both are free.

It would be better to have it in your garage due to certain prints taking longer than you may expect at high settings. And sleeping with a printer going is not a good experience.
:) but you can have it in your room if your not printing with anything that gives of toxic fumes.

Watch some basic tutorials Cura or Prusa slicer. Watch multiple guides and 3d printer recommendation videos. Join some of the 3d printing discords as they are super useful
Some useful links.

Printer Calibration - https://teachingtechyt.github.io/calibration.html
great buyers guide -
Youtubers I would look at for reviews and other 3d printing things.
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Hey there!
Based on the MakerBot Replicator 2X, the QIDI TECH X-One2 also shares many similarities with the FlashForge Creator Pro, offering reliable sublimation printing at an affordable price. The QIDI TECH X-One2 ships fully assembled and ready for use. Included in the box is one roll of PLA filament, one spare part box, and an SD card. The build volume of this printer is 5.5 in x 5.5 in x 5.5 in (140 mm x 140 mm x 140 mm).
The QIDI TECH X-One2 is controlled using the 3.5-inch touch screen located on the front side of the printer, and the build platform can be heated up to 110 degrees Celsius, allowing you to use any common filament as well as several more advanced materials. The manufacturer offers a 6-month warranty on the printer and provides instant customer support and replacement parts.
 
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