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Creality Ender 3X 3D Printer $180

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Comes with glass bed (Ultrabase style) and 5 additional nozzles
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^Yes, this is Creality's official storefront.

Edit: Thanks to timmat1 for discovering the Amazon alternative. $186 after clipping $30 coupon
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It's only 185 on amazon with free 1 day shipping and better returnability. IMO

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This is a pretty great deal. The glass bed alone is $17 on Amazon, and in my opinion is one of the best upgrades available for the Ender 3.

Other "first upgrades" I would recommend:

1. Flashing a new firmware to eliminate thermal runaway.
2. New bed leveling springs. (uxcell on Amazon has some amazing ones)
3. Printed cable chains to prevent snagging during print jobs.

Between the glass bed (included on the 3X) and the uxcell bed springs, I only have to level my bed every 50 or so prints.
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It's only 185 on amazon with free 1 day shipping and better returnability. IMO

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That price may be targeted. I see $216 from your link.
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That price may be targeted. I see $216 from your link.

gotta click the coupon under the price
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gotta click the coupon under the price
I originally checked for any coupon on the listing from your link and didn't see one. However, just to be sure, I just checked again and now it's there!

Edit: OP could update the post to include the $186 price at Amazon.
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This is a pretty great deal. The glass bed alone is $17 on Amazon, and in my opinion is one of the best upgrades available for the Ender 3.

Other "first upgrades" I would recommend:

1. Flashing a new firmware to eliminate thermal runaway.
2. New bed leveling springs. (uxcell on Amazon has some amazing ones)
3. Printed cable chains to prevent snagging during print jobs.

Between the glass bed (included on the 3X) and the uxcell bed springs, I only have to level my bed every 50 or so prints.
You can get the glass from IKEA way cheaper
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You can get the glass from IKEA way cheaper
There is a big difference between glass and borosilicate
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You can get the glass from IKEA way cheaper
Does the IKEA glass have the same chemical characteristics as this? On mine there is a coating, almost like a dot matrix pattern.

I am not 100% certain if it has anything to do with the way it works, but once the bed cools down after a print I can *literally* pick up the piece as if it had just been set down. It's almost like it didn't even adhere to the bed at all. However, if I try to pick it up before the bed cools down it is extremely difficult.
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There is a big difference between glass and borosilicate
I 100% agree. I think until someone actually uses a borosilicate bed, they will not understand how amazing they are.
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Does the IKEA glass have the same chemical characteristics as this? On mine there is a coating, almost like a dot matrix pattern.

I am not 100% certain if it has anything to do with the way it works, but once the bed cools down after a print I can *literally* pick up the piece as if it had just been set down. It's almost like it didn't even adhere to the bed at all. However, if I try to pick it up before the bed cools down it is extremely difficult.
To my understanding the matrix substrate is some sort of ceramic. Because both glass and ceramic materials contract at different rates as they cool, the parts are gradually released from the substrate.
I believe Anycubic were the first to market with this product (Ultrabase)
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Cheap 3d printers are not for people who dont want to mod it a ton.
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This is a pretty great deal. The glass bed alone is $17 on Amazon, and in my opinion is one of the best upgrades available for the Ender 3.

Other "first upgrades" I would recommend:

1. Flashing a new firmware to eliminate thermal runaway.
2. New bed leveling springs. (uxcell on Amazon has some amazing ones)
3. Printed cable chains to prevent snagging during print jobs.

Between the glass bed (included on the 3X) and the uxcell bed springs, I only have to level my bed every 50 or so prints.
Could you post examples of the springs and chains? Sorry I'm quite the noob and can't find what you mean...
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Could you post examples of the springs and chains? Sorry I'm quite the noob and can't find what you mean...

Sure thing, here ya go:

Springs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GXC1G2B (these are the ones I purchased)
Cable Chains: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2920060

Other various upgrades I've printed:

1. Fan guard: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3474615
2. Upper filament guide: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3059604
3. Lower filament guide: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2894097
4. Tool holder: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3324620
5. Wyze Cam Mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3513349
6. LED strip light bars: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3135488
7. Beeper silencer/cover: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2943218
8. Filament spool adapter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3049913
9. Knob: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3248434
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Is it possible/worth making it compatible with 3mm filaments? My current printer is 3mm and I have a bunch of filaments I would like to use on this ender
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