So in researching 3D printers, I got contacted about another kit 3D printer with the following spec. Comments about capability would be appreciated as it really helps to learn. In this case it has heating platform, larger print area, i think it has a metal frame, and not much more cost than the prior one i posted.
Reprap Prusa i3
Number of print heads: One, Print technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Structure volume: L 200xW 200 xH180 millimeters 7200 cubicmeters, Printing resolution: 100 millimetres, Layer precision 50-100 micrometers ( optional), Consumable diameter: 1.75 millimeters, Material compatibility: PLA/ABS, Nozzle diameter: 0.4 millimeters, Type of printing files: .X3G.
Working enviroment temperature: 15-33C, Structure platform temperature: Printing ABS: about 110C, Printing PLA 50-60C, Storage temperature: 0-38C
XY Axis: 11 micrometers, Z Axis: 25 Micormeters, Speed of motion axis: 30 mm/s. 100 mm/s. Recommended nozzle movement speed: 35-40 millimeters/second, Nozzle extrusion flow: About 24 cubic centimeters/hour,
Software package: Cura 14.0 of Chinese version ( in SD card)
Type of input file: stl, gcode
USB/SD card printing
Self heating platform. Automatic heating platform at the beginning of heating. It can ensure not edge warping occurs during printing and provide stronger adhesive force.
Includes one roll of PLA filament (250g)
Zero interupt printing technology
It can provide printing resolution of 100 micrometers while not affecting print speed.
Replicator G software