Comment: Adam1MC apparently owns and works with 3D printers!

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Adam1MC apparently owns and works with 3D printers!

check it out: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2995120

I've seen sub-$1000 units all over the web. With your budget, seems like you should be able to acquire a pretty competent unit.

Here's a $600 & $700 unit!
http://www.robo3dprinter.com/collections/all

Except for their: "**Due to kickstarter orders, our estimated delivery date is August 2013** Updated Printer Pictures coming soon!"

I believe one of the below printers can be had cheaper for their DIY build your own printer kit (could be wrong, it's been awhile since I read up on their spec sheet).

[**UPDATE: looks like RepRap.org was the DiY version; Ed's got the details below: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2995356]

$1750~2000: https://store.makerbot.com/replicator.html
$2200: https://store.makerbot.com/replicator2.html
$2800: https://store.makerbot.com/replicator2x.html

$1300~$4000: http://cubify.com/cube/compare.aspx?tb_cube_compare

Here are some reference sites:
http://cubify.com/
http://www.makerbot.com/
http://www.thingiverse.com/
http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

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