I'm building a DIY CNC to make baffles and such for my reviews (with the goal that one day I'll start producing DIY speaker build plans). The CNC calls for 3D printed parts. I can either buy those printed parts for a decent price or use this as an excuse to make the plunge in to the 3D printing arena. Aside from using the printer for the MPCNC I was thinking I could use it for various projects and even DIY waveguides some time in the future.
I was wondering if any of you have input in to specific models that you use and are happy with. I've heard good things about monoprice printers.
Are there any aspects that I need to consider and that you would advise; for example, footprint, filament brands, enclosure or not, etc?
I don't want to get hamstrung by budget but I see these things can get expensive. So, let's say budget-wise, it would be nice to stay below $300. I don't know if that nets good quality in 3D printing or not, though. If necessary I could do without a few other things for a bit and spend maybe $600 on one.