Brand spankin new at 3D printers other than have seen one before at work. So I am thinking I want one… I’m not positive why I want one, but I do. I started out looking for a el-cheapo model somewhere around 3 or 4 hundred bucks, whil;e doing searchs for the best rated printers the lulz-bot line kept coming up and I was intrigued, now I want a 2,100 thingy that I am not even sure how to use. And to make things even worse I am pretty sure I want dual extruders and probably want to print with the flexi filament also.
So after a few weeks of reading I have questions if anyone is willing to give some advice I am quite sure most of these questions have been answered before but when I search for them I didn’t find simple direct answers so here goes
A. I see the website has a LulzBot TAZ FlexyDually Tool Head v1 which I assume will extrude any of the filiments…is this correct?
B. I also see there is a v1 and a v2 for the dually heads is the FlexiDually an old version?
C. auto leveling is it worth the money to add on?
D. I also see alot of mods being made to these taz 5’s which ones are good and what order should they be made?
E. Software needed… I see curo, but also alot of talk about slic3r, I do currently have autodesk Inventor as well as access to solidworks
F. when I order in a few days what type of filament should I order to begin with?
Any rough guess as to how much money I will need to invest into this thing to make it REALLY REALLY cool
To be honest I may not need everything, like the flexi stuffs or alot of other add ons, but I am a machinist by trade and expect my equipment to be able to perform to my standards even if I don’t need it at all times
Any encouragement or comments will be appreciated