Not always true.. Makebot in particular has pretty much the most expensive machines in this class and they've always had quality problems.cambo3d wrote:in my experience with 3d printers. you get what you pay for. ..
I don't have a MakerGear machine but have dealt with them in the past and agree: they're serious about making quality stuff that's going to last. Complaints about them are always few and far between.
6-7 years ago, this whole field was a disaster.. Machines that were crap, software that nobody understood or knew how to use. I think MakerGear actually started as a company offering replacement parts that actually worked for those of us that were naive enough to buy a MakerBot. Today, a kit still takes patience and a bunch of learning but if you're hanging around in these forums, you can deal with all thqt. Just look for something with a good reputation and a large community and you'll be fine.
I'd avoid Kickstarter and the like for a first machine - they WILL have problems and there won't be a bazillion people online who've already been through it and offering you help.