Kendall L

08/07/2016

Great first 3D printer buying experience. I'm a total noob and took a change and am glad I went with the Sun Hokey

Did have to deconstruct it a bit the next day to switch out two struts that I thought were identical but were, in fact, not. No big deal, about an hours work and I have a better understanding of the working of the machine now. Very Happy

George Brown

07/07/2016

An ideal budgetary printer to print ABS, Nylon, PLA and more other filaments! This highly upgradable 3D printer has amazing print quality. Prusa i3 is a perfect DIY kit that is easy to setup via simple instructions. This 100 % reliable, maintenance free printer is perfect for your commercial activities.

At 110V or 220V power supply, it delivers quality performance. Amazing quality printer that delivers exceptional results on calibrated properly! You can team it with the LCD screen with adaptor and LCD controller along with SD Card Reader.

Roman Boroday

01/07/2016

The Prusa i3 kit is good. The assembling of printer took me one evening. It is not so hard. The real thing for this money. Great choice for beginners.

daniel

08/06/2016

Good little printer for it's size a few minor problems nothing hard to fix, E steps out by 9.5, bolt on the extruder is to long only needs a 18mm, spring needs a 5mm spacer or to be longer, X axis bearings need to be same size as Z.

<p>A good first printer to learn on I would buy again.</p>

Tilen

04/06/2016

Posting this in multiple parts because of the 1000 character limit.

Part 1

Received this printer about two weeks ago and I finally think I tested it enough to be able to write an honest review.

<b>THE GOOD:</b>
- There were no missing parts and putting it together was very easy thanks to the supplied DVD with instructions and software

- All software you need is supplied on the dvd with all the parameters and instructions on how to set it up.

- The shipping was insanely fast and you can track the package(it took 3 days to get from China to Slovenia, and then another 3 days to get through our customs)

- Print quality is quite good for such a cheap printer. I've seen prints from this exact model (with simple upgrades) that can rival prints from $2000 printers.

- Because this is a Prusa i3 model there is almost an infinite amount of possible upgrades that you can print by yourself which will greatly improve the quality of your prints.

<b>THE BAD:</b>
- The heated bed is a little bit warped (around 0.5mm on the x axis) so I'm having problems printing bigger objects.
This can be solved by buying a glass plate (which I planned to do anyway - and you should too) 

- The supplied SD Card adapter doesn't fit anywhere (it is too thick)
No other solution than to buy another one.

- The supplied 8GB MicroSD Card isn't recognized by the printer (you need a FAT32 file format, the supplied was formatted to NTFS) and you can't format it (tried on 3 different computers)
I'm not sure if the MicroSD is faulty or it's just a problem with the firmware.

- Because of the SD Card problems I'm stuck with printing directly from my computer. The supplied USB cable is insanely short and I had to use my own cable to reach my computer.

 

- The stepper motors aren't completely calibrated (they are close but not perfect) so you will need to calibrate them yourself. The problem is that all settings reset to factory settings when you shut down the printer so you will have to input your setting every time you turn the printer on.
<i>You will need to update the firmware. The DVD doesn't cover this but there are tutorials on YouTube.</i>

- The free filament is not the best quality, but for the price I can't really complain. At least I can properly calibrate and print upgrades without spending a lot of money for the expensive filament.

- The painters tape included is complete rubbish and it's almost impossible to get first layers to stick.
Buy blue painters tape and a glue stick instead. After that it will stick without problems.