Cost for print conversion

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Cost for print conversion

Postby robertp7220 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:00 pm

I am brand new to the site and am in the process of determining the CNC router I want to build. I am thinking of the ZTW7x7x5? I am assuming that I need the 5Z axis for the eventual extruder upgrade. My question is what can I expect the cost to be to purchase the hardware needed for the 3D printing.
Thanks Much!!
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Re: Cost for print conversion

Postby shippo0708 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:21 am

If you dont intend to extend the Z axis of the 7x7 and just want the extruder and controller.

Extruder can range between 60USD and 200USD depending on what you go with
----Started with ordering printed parts for a Wade Geared Extruder, a hardware kit, and a cheap hot end (hotend was a mistake, put some money in for a JHead)

Electronics i used costed 130 USD off of ebay
----went with a Sanquinololu preassembled

Heated Bed 25/30 USD (Optional, definitely recommended)

Cooling Fans (for the JHead and Model)
???

*prices are very rough estimates from my experience
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