Currently I am looking to buy a 3D printer with a main focus on printing flexible models with materials such as TPU. I do not require the lowest shore hardnesses but I do want a reliable machine with good performance. Therefore I am looking at printers with direct drive lay-outs. Budget of maximum €1500,-.
At the moment I am considering both the Originals Prusa i3 and the Craftbot 2. The Prusa seems to offer a lot of options and the Craftbot 2 presents itself as a robust machine that is well suited for flexible materials.
Happy to hear what your opinion on this is!