In the year that I have had my Flashforge Adventurer 3 I have just had a second extruder head break. The replacement cost (in AUD) is 135.00. But, I'll also need a new nozzle and a replacement ribbon cable for the extruder head. That will add another $40.00.
Apart from filament costs, that brings the cost of "consumables" for my printer in the last year close to $350.00
I'm beginning to think this makes the running costs for my 3D printing very high, but I have nothing to compare this with.
Does anyone care to share what it costs them to keep a 3D printer operational per year? Do my costs seem high?