First 3D printer

My first 3d printer was a Tronxy 3D printer.  Basically a clone of an Anet A8.  Tronxy is a Chinese brand that offers a range of 3D printers for both consumer and industrial use. This printer was a FDM (fused deposition modeling) model. Tronxy 3D printers are known for being affordable and versatile, but they have received mixed reviews from users, with some praising their value for money and ease of use, while others have experienced issues with quality control and customer support. 

As you can see this is a kit 3D printer.  A kit 3D printer is a type of 3D printer that is sold in pieces and requires assembly by the user. Kit 3D printers are typically more affordable than pre-assembled 3D printers, and they offer the opportunity for users to learn about the inner workings of 3D printing and customize their printer to their specific needs.

Assembling a kit 3D printer can be a challenging and time-consuming process, and it typically requires a certain level of technical expertise and familiarity with 3D printing. Some kit 3D printers come with detailed instructions and support from the manufacturer, while others may require users to figure things out on their own or seek out online resources for help.

Once a kit 3D printer has been assembled, it functions in the same way as a pre-assembled 3D printer, using one of several different 3D printing technologies to build up layers of material to create a physical object. Kit 3D printers are suitable for users who are comfortable with DIY projects and are interested in learning more about how 3D printers work.

Some of the first prints I completed with this printer were upgrades for the printer. These basically helped get better print quality of the finished product. 

The completed build of the 3d printer.  Now to print the parts I need for my next 3D printer!