Affordable 3D printers to get you started with OpenRC


One question I get asked a lot is what 3D printer to get for the OpenRC projects & primarily the OpenRC F1 car. As with so many other things we all have different preferences on what may be best for you in terms of a suitable 3D printer. However, if you want to get going and start with the OpenRC Formula 1 I have put together a list of some of the printers I have seen people using, are affordable and somewhat popular. It´s important to note that I have not tested these printers myself but I have merely looked at what others are using. The specs are from the Banggood website and of course prices are subject to change. Please check the product page on the Banggood website before making any decisions to buy.

OpenRC F1

All these printers will fit the OpenRC F1 parts and print materials such as PLA and PetG/Co-Polyesters that are most commonly used for the OpenRC F1. Many say they can print TPU/Flexible filaments too but i´m not sure what Shore values would work. Any feedback on this is would be highly appreciated.

Let Me Know What You Think

Please let me know what you think of this list. Is there a 3D printer that should be added or removed. Any technical info not accurate, let me know. Do you have one of these printers and have printed a OpenRC F1? Let me know what you think and also, if you have printed one, do you have any tips or thoughts you would like to share with others?

Thanks For The Support

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Anet A8Sub 200$

  • Print Area: 220x220x230
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, Wood, and Flexible Filaments
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Extruder Type: Direct Drive
  • Max Temperatures: Extruder 250°C – Bed 110°C
  • Max Print Speed: 100mm/s
  • Slicer: Repetier Host
  • Assembly: Some Assembly Required
  • Get It Here: Banggood
Anet A8 3D Printer

Creality 3D Ender-3Sub 200$

  • Print Area: 220x220x250
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, Wood, and Flexible Filaments
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Extruder Type: Bowden
  • Max Temperatures: Extruder 255°C – Bed 110°C
  • Max Print Speed: N/A
  • Slicer: Cura/Repetier Host
  • Assembly: Some Assembly Required
  • Get It Here: Banggood
Creality Ender 3 3D printer

Creality 3D Ender-3 ProSub 300$

  • Print Area: 220x220x250
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, Wood, and Flexible Filaments
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Extruder Type: Bowden
  • Max Temperatures: Extruder N/A – Bed 110°C
  • Max Print Speed: 150mm/s
  • Slicer: Cura/Repetier Host/Simplify 3D
  • Assembly: Some Assembly Required
  • Get It Here: Banggood
Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D printer

Creality 3D CR-10 MiniSub 350$

  • Print Area: 300x220x300
  • Materials: PLA, PETG, ABS, TPU, Copper, Wood, Gradient Color etc.
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Extruder Type: Bowden
  • Max Temperatures: Extruder 260°C – Bed 110°C
  • Max Print Speed: 150mm/s
  • Slicer: Cura/Repetier Host/Simplify 3D
  • Assembly: Some Assembly Required
  • Get It Here: Banggood
Creality 3D CR-10 Mini 3D printer

Creality 3D CR-10SSub 500$

  • Print Area: 300x300x400
  • Materials: PLA, PETG, ABS, TPU, Copper, Wood, Gradient Color etc.
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Extruder Type: Bowden
  • Max Temperatures: N/A
  • Max Print Speed: 200mm/s
  • Slicer: Cura/Repetier Host/Simplify 3D
  • Assembly: Some Assembly Required
  • Get It Here: Banggood

Tevo TornadoSub350$

  • Print Area: 300x300x400
  • Materials: PLA, PETG, ABS, PETG, Wood, and Flexible Filaments
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Extruder Type: Direct Drive
  • Max Temperatures: Extruder 260°C – Bed 110°C
  • Max Print Speed: 150mm/s
  • Slicer: Cura/Repetier Host
  • Assembly: Some Assembly Required
  • Get It Here: Banggood
Tevo Tornado