I definitely made one of the better 3D printing purchases of my life buying a Printrbot Simple Metal for $599 assembled. From the first day I received it, it was solid and started printing without flaws. I’m going to give my opinion here first, but I’d also recommend reading the Make Magazine Review by Nick Parks. He knows his stuff and I value his opinion in the 3D printing world. With regard to my slicing setup, here’s what I’m running: Repetier – 0.95F (link to downloads page) Slic3r engine With the recommended print settings from the Printrbot Forum (see article) Octopi 3D print server (link to Octoprint.org) What I love about this little machine: Super Reliable – Since I’ve bought it, I have yet to have a failed print – seriously. Maybe that is because I’ve gotten pretty used to Repetier and and how to set these things up, but out of the gate, it just seems to be working flawlessly.
Hello You3Dit and 3D printing fans! While it may seem like You3Dit died online, I can tell you personally that we’re more alive than ever and are very excited about what is in store for 2014. We’re most excited about you–the community–which continues to grow! Today we have 3D printers in over 14 different countries and designers in over 20. Each and every one of you has an interesting reason for getting involved and we look forward to engaging you much more in the future. Here’s what’s on deck for You3Dit: An all new website – beginning Summer 2014 we will have an all new website that will better allow you to manage your jobs, post your incredible work and promote your skills. New business coming your way – although we cannot say exactly how, there will be business flowing your way via several targeted means at encouraging people to start personalizing, fixing and prototyping their ideas. We’re hiring! –