Artur

21/06/2015

In overall product is good in suceeded to assemble it and do first prints in 2 days. All parts were there however z-axis rods arrived banked so prints are not precise.

Aaron G

03/05/2015

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

25/04/2015

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.

Vikas Hutagikar

02/04/2015

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.

Peter

29/03/2015

The printer works great once assembled. But 4-5 hours is a lie. Just assembling took 13 straight hours since the bags don't have the same numbering as the manual. There are no instructions included, just a wiki and YouTube videos. The wiki tells you to do several things in the wrong order so be prepared to redo things several times.

Also order the filament you want to use, don't rely on the included reel. It gives you the choice between PLA and ABS you'll likely still end up being sent ABS like I did.

You also have to load firmware onto an arduino to make the kit work. Plus figure out your steps per millimeter in your own.

If the instructions were included and in the right order the kit would be amazing. But despite all that the kit is possible but requires some knowledge, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who aren't absolutely computer literate as the printing can be a pain.

Cons: instructions, software, build time

Pros: cheap, works great, learned lots using it