Brett VanDyke

02/12/2016

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.

James

29/11/2016

First of all let me say this is the second Prusa i3 printer I have bought and by far the better printer. The laser cut pieces were flawless, the Z-axis lead screws are the best you can get. The video showed me how to put it together visually which was real nice. Now let me say that not all things go 100% so here is what I can comment on.

The heat bed runs a little too cool for ABS but it is working, PLA is never a problem. Secondly one of my lead screw / nut units was bad. This is NOT the sellers fault as they are just reselling the manufacturers item in this case. HOWEVER, I contacted the seller and they replaced the lead screw the nut and the motor at no cost to me and before they sent it tested it to ensure it was perfect. Now that is support!

I highly recommend this seller. I highly recommend this printer. It has produced excellent prints so far and I am using it to modify my first printer so it can try to keep up with this one! The display screen is great the print head is great, all around this is a good printer if your thinking about buying one and frankly after all my research - the price was really the best considering all the addons it came with!

Buy one you will love it!

Zach Hollifield

21/11/2016

This is an amazing kit for the price. Some reviews mention that they had parts come misprinted or not in working condition. You have to understand that this is coming from China and things like that happen. With that said, I had no problems with the kit at all. I would recommend flashing the board with Marlin firmware and using Repetier though. Print quality is top notch once calibrated.

Cameron Johnson

03/11/2016

I have had this printer for over a week and I am pretty happy with its performance. Over all build quality of the printer is good, but I would suggest you buy the aluminum variant if you have a better printer.

I would like to point out the negatives about the printer before moving on the positives. The printer’s assemble manual is not helpful at all, it has to be re written and has to elaborate things as at parts it seems to assume the person assembling the printer is expert with these kind of electronics.

On the positive side the printer runs like a charm, I would recommend buying a high quality filament and paid software’s like Simplify3d to get the best printing results.

Crystal

30/10/2016

I ordered the print only because of the FDM technology. But the printer came as a surprise package and impressed me with all its functions and features. The FDM technology basically makes the printing process a lot easier, saving a lot of time and also makes the printer compatible with all kinds of materials. The double cold extrusion system is also an advanced one and fastens the printing speed which helps me to deliver all my projects before time. I print more in less time and my boss is happy with my work.