Have now got a major plastic factory going. My wife is so very impressed that we have three 3D printers!
Hey, for most of
my life I have had a boat sucking the boat units out of me (boat units
being boater speak for the minimum increment of spend when talking about
owning a boat...my last boat operated in boat units of $1K). So, with
my health ruling out the boat what am I going to spend those boat units
on? Technology stuff like 3D printers!
I was very impressed with the quality that I got when moving from my self built, plastic open platform, Prusa I3 to the closed box, steel frame, Wanhao Duplicator 4S. I could immediately see the improvement in quality and speed. With tuning it became more and more evident. When I first got the Duplicator my plan was to sell the Prusa I3 on eBay. After a while spent with having two printers I decided that I really liked having two printers!
There was a listing on eBay for a used Wanhao Duplicator 4S that caught my eye. I like the printer. I had mine pretty well tuned. It would be efficient to not have to learn another printer. It was only 400 quid. Gee, some good reasons. But I could not get the idea of going one more level up in the food chain out of my mind. The Ultimaker 2 being that printer.
There are few people in the world that are better than I am at rationalizing things. So here was my thinking. Due to the treatment I received earlier this year for my MS we had decided to cancel our big holiday this summer. We had planned on a very nice cruise to Iceland and Norway. Sara is still going to take a break...a high end spa retreat...but what about Will? The answer is PRINTERS and the budget, compared to the cost of the cruise, could afford the discounted Ultimaker 2!!!
So one night, or morning, around 2AM I pulled the trigger and a couple days later I had another 3D printer!