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Milling machine or 3D printer?

Tom Simon

Moderator
I bought a micro milling machine before I bought a 3D printer. I did this because I wanted to mill my own PCB's. The milling machine, made by Other Machine Company (Home) also allows me to precision cut materials such as soft metals, wood, plastic, etc.

I am about to get my first 3D printer. But was wondering if others have thoughts on which machine to get first. I'm pretty happy with the milling machine. I use it mostly for PCB's but have made some jewelry out of silver and have taken a try at cutting HDPE for small circuit covers.
 

Tom Simon

Moderator
I should add that I'll be getting the Micro3D printer in May. I'm looking forward to starting some projects with it.
 
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