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Trying to determine what makes a good first time 3D Printer.

reading reviews helps some but no idea about what’s important

looking at this one
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My first printer was the FlashForge Creator Pro. Was a good starter printer but I wasted money. I should have gone straight to the Prusa i3 MK3. I can only recommend what I know, that is:


If you go Prusa do not get the MMU2S (multi-material) add-on. I regret this every time I use this printer. The joy of the original setup is missed.
 

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This looks like a great choice. Made in EU too!!!

Question, do I just down load the Fusion design into the printer software?
 

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You need to export from any CAD tool used to a .STL file. Prusa has its "slicer" software which uses the .STL file and you go from there. Again, steep learning curve getting through this process, YouTube is your friend. If you order your printer from Prusa also get filament, theirs is the absolute best. ABS, PLA, PETG are good starters.
 
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