I'm new at 3D printing although Anycubic is my very first printer i bought for more then 3 years and recently i use CCtree PLA filament, and for softwares i like to use Fusion 360, Blender, meshmixer and Cura.
Anycubic i3 Mega :
Easy to use in terms of using menu on the printer, i often print using SD card.
Easy to change spare parts by our own.
Cheap in spare parts and easily to find on social market place.
Bed leveling is so frustrating. But the solution is i have to bed leveling while printing to find the right level for each side.
Sometimes (for my printer personally) printing first layer tight angle / corner tends warping and not stinking unto the bed, even using the right amount of heat bed. The solution is using a masking tape covering the bed. And i found out this comes handy BUT it's harder to peeling off the 3D print from the bed.
Extruder tends to skipping, seems have to upgrade to a better extruder.
The print size is a bit small if using for some big projects. This makes me have to cut several parts.
CCtree PLA Filament :
Easy to use in terms of print temperature.
Less brittle (i never found in every of my print using cctree).
Cheap but not cheaper product with a good quality for it's price. That's why i like to using for my personal projects.
I use ST-PLA, according to Amazon.com, STA-PLA is an upgrade Non brittle PLA with real good strength and impact resistance,High rigidity and Good Glossiness. So for a cheap prize i think it's worth.
I can't say much for the cons because i just used is for a month and didn't found a major problems.
For 3D software modeling, i usually use Fusion 360 more often then Blender.
It's good for precision and accuracy in measurement
It's software can direct 3D printing without saving into SLA
It's saving every our work on cloud (and it's a must from fusion 360 every time we want to exit or print or export)
It's not free but you can get a free with limited features if you submit as a personal use / hobbyist
it's difficult to use IF you don't give your time learning for every function that will be used in your modelling
you need to log in / sign in, and every time if your not using it for a long time
Easy to use
Got many features!
You can sculpt
Sometimes you need to learn how to scale right for 3D printing
For slicer program i usually use cura for slicing and meshmixer. Meshmixer just for slicing into several parts or editing some minor issues on STL.
Links to the products
Anycubic i3 Mega : https://www.anycubic.com/products/anycubic-i3-mega
CCtree ST-PLA : http://www.cctree3dstore.com/
Meshmixser : http://www.meshmixer.com/
Blender : https://www.blender.org/
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