Is 3D Printing Difficult and Expensive ?

3D Printing! is it Easy or Hard ?

I am about to enter the world of 3D printing because i see the potential in it for my upcoming projects. I have no experience with 3D printing, and I want to see how difficult is it to start with 3D Printing, and does it have to be expensive ?

So I found a cheap 3D printer on Ali-express where you have to assemble it yourself. So i’m exited to see how difficult that is.

The printer i bought was a Tevo Tarantula 

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/i2RBeYr

The price range is from 198$ to 390$ depending the options you choose. I ordered the default with bed auto-level and the 200x200x200 mm work area.

there are more cheap models from available, but i chose this one because of the aluminum frame, where many others have a acrylic frame. I think this will be easier to modify later in the process.

Received the printer today. So here are some pictures of what the Package contains.

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printing

I won’t get to much in detail about what the kit include until we go to assembly.

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printing

You get 2 rolls of filament one PLA and one ABS

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printing

The packaging is pretty good for such a cheap kit. Luckily because it looks like the postman have been playing football with the package.

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printing

I’m really looking forward to the assembly on this little machine. I will probably make a video of the assembly. Or maybe a timelapse. I haven’t decided yet, but i will try to document what problems i run into.

I will make updates on my sites and on YouTube as i move further in my 3D printing experience. I hope you will check back later to see how its going.

If you have any experience with cheap 3D printing please leave a comment below.

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