Zach Hollifield

09/01/2017

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.

Stevenson

06/01/2017

I bought the printer a few days ago and wanted to make sure I know the printer properly before I could write a review. Here’s what I think about the printer and the purchase experience.

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Matt

25/12/2016

This printer was fantastic and works as described The printer came a day early, I paid for the expedited shipping and it came from Hong Kong in five days. Don't be alarmed that it is coming directly from Hong Kong, the printer is good quality and well packaged. There were no broken parts coming out of the box.

Mine was an updated version than what I was reading in other reviews. Mine came with a reprap MK3 heated bed and came with a MKS base 1.3. One thing I would like to say is that some of the parts for assembly are 3d printed themselves. None of these parts were warped but were done at a lower resolution most likely to save time. I would recommend printing a filament guide that fits on top.

Also, pay attention to wire management, otherwise you would get a mess of wires like I did originally. I had a problem putting the stepper motor for the extruder together because the spring pushes off with too much tension, I replaced it with something better. Be careful with the endstop switches though, they are fragile because of their size and design, I broke the little metal piece of and had to look for it so I can re-attach it. Other than that, the parts were perfect. Just take your time building it so you run into no problems after you build it.

As for the fabled instructional video. Mine came on a DVD, it had no audio and was low quality in resolution. It also was like it was sped up, especially on the wiring. However, they included a slowed down version for wiring. This shows that they know there is a problem and are trying to help as much as possible. Like other reviews have said before, you will have to pause, rewind, and redo.

I have had some troubles where I built it wrong and didn't realize it. Customer service replied to me in a short period and fixed all my problems for me. Great customer service in general. My experience may be different than yours though.

As for the prints. I have gotten some good results. nothing outstanding but there's still some calibration to be done. pla works without warping. I recommend a slower speed for this printer.

Heidi

17/12/2016

"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.

Carl Lawson

15/12/2016

Just like to say your printer works great. had a few issues but easily over come. The test level setup works but up is down down is up?? Not going to use it. I went right to printing a small robot, considering how small it is nice output. Then I went to complex cube and printed perfectly.I need to teat a bit to get the autolevel exact but other than that great print jobs so far. Awesome printer. thought you would like some feedback on your product. Keep up the great product