Diane A. Jorgensen

26/03/2017

When I ordered this printer, assembling the printer was my major concern. But to my surprise the printer arrived with a manual which gave me clear instructions about every minor detail and my printer got installed easily. The printer offers good print quality and great functionality.

Although, my Z-axis bar was slightly bent and might need replacement after sometime, I am happy with it otherwise. The printer is great to work with and easy to use.

Jane Hemsworth

17/03/2017

Gives cool prints- Worth investing upon

I did a lot of research before buying a 3D printer as I’m completely new to 3D Printing. I found Sintron Prusa i3 quite alright. And I’m happy to have bought it. For convenient printing on the go, this 3D printer offers supreme manageability and excellent quality output. The post-sales support is also incredibly good.

Bobby

15/03/2017

I am giving the printer 4 stars because it is what I expected for the price, works well for me and the level of communication and support from Sintron.

Not a bad product for the price, and I have already recommended this kit to others with the primary word of caution to do a full inventory upon receiving the kit as mine was missing a few parts which Sintron made right, I just had to wait for them.

Pros:

- Print quality is good, but what do I know, this is my first 3D printer.

- I have yet to have a jam printing PLA or ABS.

- Good communication from the company, but you will need to be very detailed and send photos if possible.

- Being that it was a kit I expected it to be harder to put together than it was.

- There are a number of resources available for building the PRUSA I3 as well as a strong community for support outside SINTRON.

Things to be aware of:

-The end stop clips were week on mine and broke quite easily while fiddling with calibration (Print the clips as test prints so you have a couple backups).

- The end stop switches themselves can be a challenge if you follow some of the instructions out there for the I3 as it appears the switches are all on the same side making it so you have to add one upside down to get it to activate on the X-Axis (Or put it on the other side of the printer and adjust the firmware accordingly).

- Check the stepper driver voltage, and adjust them accordingly, mine were all over the place.

- The cooling fan on the head went out on me in the first few days, needless to say, it’s cheap. I had a second 40mm fan laying around and installed it, no problems since.

- The supplied power supply is under powered in my opinion. I am now using a PC power supply and everything seems to heat up faster and is more stable, this could all be in my head.

- No Kapton tape supplied to secure the thermistor on the underside of the bed (You will need to get some, or use thermal paste like I did).

- You will need a little extra wire for the fan and maybe the end stop switches depending on how you set it up, I am sure. I used an old Cat5 cable for my additional wire and have had no issues since.

Billy Hart

02/03/2017

This printer will outperform and 1000 USD and above branded printer, given you take time to calibrate it.

The printer is capable of giving prints which show stunning quality and great strength. The bed size of 200mm x 200mm x 270mm is just way better than any other DIY kit available out there.

Remember this is a kit and If you are willing to put a good week (few hours a day) into building, testing, and tweaking, you will get this printer to work.

The Cura software it comes with has enough settings to change to affect print quality and speed and is super simple to use.

The Kit has everything you need to get the printer working but the money saved is kind of replacement for time you invest to make the printer work.

Vandy

14/02/2017

This is my first 3D printer. I am a serious newbie for DIY so I was really scared while ordering the printer.

Picked ordered the printer as a Black Friday lightning deal. I got it at a great price and on time 5 Day shipping.

I took a whole week to assemble it after reading all the instructions, watched the videos, read comments and inventoried the parts before starting assembly. Thankfully everything went according to plans and the printer powered up correctly. I ran the calibration and printed the test file via SD Card.

Since then I have been able to get some amazing prints of stuff that i designed on cura. The open source software works perfectly with the printer. I would suggest this printer to anyone looking to understand how a 3d printer works.