Newbie looking to buy new printer

Can someone tell me the difference between these 2 printers for a firts time buy?

Ender 3 V3 is newer, faster but with a smaller build volume. Is build volume more important to you than speed? If it is volume then why not consider Ender 3 V3 Plus, bit more money. Downside of the Ender 3 Max Neo, for me at least, the glass build plate, I have run them on my Ender 5 Plus, not really new user friendly and the older Marlin firmware. Another printer to consider and it is cheaper, the Ender 3 V3 KE, like the Ender 3 V3 it runs Klipper. is quick, has WiFi so you can control it remotely rather than taking a memory stick to the machine for file transfer.

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Ok Thanks so I am going to be printing firearm parts so I was thinking I need to print carbon fiber but I am not sure if that is the best product. Will these printers print carbon fiber? can the neo be upgraded to work like the ones you listed?

Ok I shall leave this conversation for someone else to answer.

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Why you scared of guns? I am an 07 FFL leagl to make gun parts.

More a case of I am in England and I don’t think the police take kindly on advise to do with guns.

oh yes land of the liberal socialists… I really dont need any advice on guns or printing. I am here to find a 3d printer to use…

I think it also has more to do with the printing knowledge for the material to make the parts. Not any fear of guns or that.

Keep the politics out and you’ll be fine. Being a gun owner from Texas I couldn’t tell you the best printer for those parts because I’m not familiar with carbon fibre yet.

I’m sure someone here has worked with CF.

Once again i joined the forum to find out which printer and the differences. I also was asking about xarbon fuber for strength.

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It’s going to depend on how big item parts need to be. I am not familiar with what you are printing but I would bet it would come in printable parts. Both Enders would work but you would need a hardened steel nozzle for carbon fiber. The stock on would not hold up long. Snag one of those on Amazon.

I wish I could be of more help. All my printers are the CR and K1 series but I don’t do Carbon fiber. Though they all could with a hardened steel nozzle swap. Be careful and take your time to do it right. You don’t need a part fail with what you are planning to use the printer for. Good luck!

Thank you finally some info that is useful…

hi mate ,

This is not the best printers/standard hotends to print carbon fiber .
if you want printing this material with some quality , always choose a closed printer , and next you need to change the nozzle . Choose hardened steel , but the best is change all hotend .
For start if me i choose the K1C ( ABS, PLA, PETG, PET, TPU, PA, ABS, ASA, PC, PLA-CF, PA-CF, PET-CF ) suporte all of this materials and is in promotion , about 500€ ( i think ).
One thing is , not all CF is the same , you need to study specs.

Hope this helps.

Thanks thats the info I need

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