Daniel on 06/05/2015
54 reviews
Hi all, I also bought this printer, received it and everything seems to be working fine so far. My only problem is that I am missing 2 M3 X 45 MM screw to finish assembling the extruder...

Have ordered them from a local supplier, it works fine now.

Aaron G on 03/05/2015
54 reviews

Geeetech.. I want to like this printer, but
- Design of x axis belt feed means the belt wears.
- X carriage/mount .. well, melts/deforms if you print a lot.
- Endstops are designed to accept screws + nuts (as it's a retrofit of a community design), not enough nuts.
- Z axis mount is .. well, bad. Replacing that saved me from losing my mind.
- Motors are small (compared with the standard 48mm ones you'll find elsewhere)
- Power supply switch arced and melted, power supply wires arrived cracked and needed immediate replacement.
- z rods are standard m8 threaded, and pinch/bind without lubrication.
- Power supply is a non-cooled unit with 2 outputs (both used)
- Firmware settings are wrong. use the correct settings for step rate (80,80,2560,93)

Be prepared to start replacing items within the first month, and upgrade at least firmware, endstops, and x carriage, and it's ok. If you're looking for a long term printer for just printing on .. keep looking.

Scott Morehouse on 25/04/2015
54 reviews

I bought the Geeetech i3 for the low price and the satisfied reviews. Now after running the printer for 3 months, I have to say I am satisfied with it's performance. The assembly, calibration (mechanical and software) and setting up the software do take time if you are new to this technology.

The biggest problem I have had is the hot end. This piece does not fit firmly in the the extruder body. There is movement here that affects the print quality. With some firm wire I was able to secure it better. The aluminum hot tip broke 2 weeks ago. I have pushed a lot of plastic through it, but still thought it was a premature failure.

Replaced it with a brass one and printing again. With that said, for the price this is a good starter printer. It has done a great job making prototype parts for our product development.

Daniel on 14/04/2015
54 reviews
Shipping was fast, Instructions ok but need much improvement, The customer service and support was pretty good, The forum approval system is awful which makes me try to avoid the forum if I can. If they fix that, it could be a pretty decent support group. The price was great, Construction wasn't that bad. The printer all together I think is great and have already had alot of fun with it.
Vikas Hutagikar on 02/04/2015
54 reviews
It works. if you want a reliable printer you either have to put alot of work and money into this one or buy something better. has decent build volume. good for beginners or hobbyists who enjoy working more on the printer itself than actually printing.