Billy Lambas on 20/09/2015
59 reviews

The printer is not very easy to assemble as it comes with a million pieces un assembled. As a novice to 3D printing, it took me forever to get them together. After working for a lot of hours and speaking with a lot of guys at the customer support I was finally able to get the printer working.

The printer needs a lot of settings I was printing confidently and regularly getting good prints out of the instrument. Printing PLA was lot easier than ABS as it never seems to stick to the printer bed.

I could not recommend this printer to newbies like me.

Michlap on 30/08/2015
59 reviews

The printer arrived in just 4 working days and the product was well packed and delivered safely. I expected the kit to be difficult to build when I ordered the painter. It was pretty manageable in the beginning but I had to seek wiring instructions online.

After all the small issues I had with the printer I finally got it working just to find out that the LCD screen goes haywire constantly. I called the customer support and they replaced it for me.

The printing quality from the printer is as good as I could get from any professional printer and the aluminum used to make the printer looks pretty sturdy, so I feel the printer would last long.

Simon B on 06/07/2015
59 reviews
Shipping was very fast (4 days) but don't forget that import duties apply. I am using Slic3r & Repetier with my 3d printer. The print quality is very good, but I still have some adjustments to do to make it better. It is a great kit, but it does take some experience to assemble!


Some steps aren't described very well in the "fabled" instructions. My z-axis stepper cable was too short, so I had to lengthen it. The linear bearings needed some tweaking to align. It wasn't a difficult build, but I had to rely on my intuition as a hobby maker in some parts.


My printer came with the MKS v1.3 board, for which very little documentation can be found online. I found that the USB serial chip on the board was bricked when I tried to plug it into the computer. This problem is common enough with cheap (unauthentic) FDTI chips. I had to install some special software from the FTDI website to activate the chip.

The pre-installed firmware had some issues (extruder not working) so I uploaded the newest Marlin firmware. Some settings had to be changed, like inverting the x-axis stepper and increasing z-axis steps/mm a lot.

Brett VanDyke on 02/07/2015
59 reviews
Ordered this on a Tuesday evening, received in on Friday, Hong Kong to Houston, amazing.

Assembling wasn't bad. I guess I have an updated version, instructions where PDF file with English. Still not the greatest but was able to assemble. Only misstep was putting the wrong guide rails on the y-axis but it was a 10 minute fix when I figured it out. As other posters have said, the y-axis limit switch doesn't contact anything.

I used a couple of the extra pieces of frame material (pushed out from cutouts) and double sided tape to make a tap that sticks out from motor housing to activate the limit switch.

Currently working on getting the setting correct - had the extruder too low and clogged it. So have not printed anything yet.

Bought the "Mastering 3D Printing" book at the same time, it has some great hints on setup for printers. Should have read it all the way through before trying to print.

Still giving it 5 stars as of now - seems to be good quality and went together just fine.

Heidi on 17/06/2015
59 reviews
"I must say this is a great kit for the money, it is a low cost kit to get started in 3d printing. But, attention, you must be mechanically inclined to assemble this printer because the package only include all the parts for the 3D printer, not the assembled machine. It wasn't to hard to put together if you can understand the pictures in the instruction manual.

Compared with a acrylic structure I do love the all metal structure of this machine, or more accurately, aluminum frame . I have had an awesome time assembling this printer but this kit isn't recommended for people who are not comfortable with electronics and assembling hardware in general.

There are parts that require some adjustments and modification to make things fit together . Once you go through all of those assembling and tinkering process, the result is really worth it. This is the best printer you can ever get under $500.