I’ve just bought an Ender 3 Max Neo as part of the Black Friday sales, and was wondering what the best additions I should think about getting later? I’ve already bought the 5W laser module, the Titan Extruder + High Temperature and High Flow Hotend Kit, the 3D Digital Spool Rack-S and the large enclosure. Any advice for a newbee like me would be gratefully accepted.
Hi @Tarl72, welcome to the forums!
Sounds like you have pretty much bought all the mods you could think of already
To be honest I always recommend new owners of 3D printers get the printer setup and start printing. Dont worry about mods, tweaks or adjustments just get comfortable with the printer and should you run into issues or limitations then by all means look into mods and tweaks
Its so easy to get caught up in modding everything but the best thing you can do is get used to the printer and get comfortable with it and most of all enjoy it
Many thanks, that sounds perfect! Many thanks. Now all I have to do is wait for my order to be delivered.
You’re very welcome @Tarl72
Hope you have many hours of enjoyment out of the printer!
Many thanks, I hope I will. One more question for you, what is the best (not to mention easiest) software to start learning with?
I think it depends on what you want to do. Looks like you’ll be going in a few different directions with filament and that laser module. Just learning the slicer settings is pretty involved so once you get the hang of that then try different softwares. For me as a beginner also I use TinkerCad. I do have Blender also but there is a steep learning curve there.
I think @Nikoli will have some great software suggestions.
That’s great. I’ve just had a look at both of those. I agree with you about Blender though, steep learning curve!! Many thanks.
I would agree with @jimandyen… TinkerCad is a great tool for anyone starting out in the designing world. Personally I use Fusion360, it has a function for you to sketch everything out in 2D and you can then use those 2D sketches to extrude and create dimensionally perfect objects