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Ever thought of getting into 3D printing but want to try it first for low cost? Part one
I was thinking how good are those 3d printers are out there, and finally decided to buy one for under $200 and see how they work. Of course they wont compare to the Rolls Royce's like the Makergear M2, or the wonderful Prusa I3 Mk2, but I wondered if with a few tweaks one could at least print something presentable. I decided on a brand called Infitary from China and sold on Alibaba (This is not a sponsorship) It arrived very well packaged and complete with everything you need, including all the tools needed for assembly and a real nifty tool that I'v never seen before for removing the protective paper from the acrylic frame parts. So the speed of delivery and the packaging including the tools were a good start.
I found the best way to assemble the kit was to cover the kitchen table with a bed sheet so any small parts wouldn't roll off and get lost, that really is the only way to go believe me. You'll find that taking the protective paper covering off the acrylic parts is a real drag using your finger nails, well it was, until I realized what that nifty little tool was for, it gets under the corner of the paper so easily and makes that job go so much faster.
I use it for removing the finished parts from the hotbed too, it gets under the skirt or brim real easy and also cleans off the excess filament left over. When you first open the carton the parts are in two trays one on top of the other, everything is very well packed and in individual packets.
The instructions that came with it were not to bad, some are terrible and you need an interpreter to make them out, but these were very good. You could see they put a lot of work into them. I didn't unpack everything from the boxes, I started to follow the instructions carefully, cleaning the paper off the acrylic from the first parts needed for assembly.
In part two assembling tips