I am trying to find out if there is a sub $1,000, 3D printer out there which I can use for making cases for my electronics projects, grip items for my photography work, and custom props for my photography work.
I would need to be able to print in ABS and possibly nylon for some grip items. The Simple Metal would not work for me since some of the items I am looking at printing are 6.5" in diameter and others are 7" in length. I also need a heated bed.
I am not averse to a kit, but I don't want a kit that is going to take more than 20 hours to put together. I build a CNC router once from plans in wood and I spent more time re-calibrating it than I ever spent using it so that did leave a bit of a bad taste in my mouth as far as "rolling your own" goes. I have seen many kits that use fastener grade all threaded rod and I found when building a CNC device that at the very least ACME/trapezoidal was needed for fair precision.
I am in the US if location is a factor.
Thanks for any assistance.