Dylan Abelt

28/11/2016

Truly a DIY project. If you have never assembled furniture that came in a box or never picked up an alan wrench, stay away. If you are, however, the kind of person who grew up building legos and slapping cheap dressers together... give it a shot. The secret to is to pay attention to the orientation of the parts in the basic assembly instruction. Now for the wiring... yes there is the documentation. Read it and get what you can out of it.

Tom Petty

21/11/2016

After some initial problems with the printer I would like to say that the seller has been very responsive in resolving my issues. Initial issues with the printer are as follows. All have been corrected by either me or the seller.

1. Initial MAXTEMP error and the extruder indicated a temperature of 357 degrees at room temperature. Thermocouple set screw was too tight, shorting out the wires. Loosened and re-positioned.

2. Fans slowed down when power supply loaded down with both heaters and all motors running. Power supply read 11.75 V no-load and 9.6 V under load. Seller replaced power supply.

3. Extruder heater started fluctuating wildly and then stopped working entirely. Extruder heater voltage at the controller board was 0.5 V. Seller replaced the MKS controller board.

Martin Plavec

20/11/2016

After initial problems were solved, this printer produces very good printouts.

Z-axis uses 2 stepper motors. One of them was kinda stuck, it was very hard to move by hand (unpowered) and as a result it was often missing some steps. This was fixed by itself after some time. The other stepper motor moved in the opposite direction as it should, this resulted in 4 broken linear bearings. After swapping 2 wires on the stepper and buying new bearings all was fine.

Wires from power supply to the control board are too hot, they should be thicker.

When I start the printing, the bed and nozzle are heated first. This takes some time but you can not just leave the printer because the Z-axis positioning is not very accurate and printing sometimes begins 1-2 mm above the bed.

Christopher Chappell

02/11/2016

The printer is well made, compact, hit's the right price point, isn't made of plywood, and is relatively simple to assemble. I would still recommend this printer for anyone with sufficient patience and mechanical aptitude. This isn't the kind of device you'd buy for middle school students or your grandmother.

However, with some effort put into the heated print bed and calibration, it will print as well as a $2500 printer. There isn't really anything else on the market, in my opinion, that touches this printer at this price. It's pretty quick and prints with nice surface finish and is infinitely repairable and up gradable. I don't regret my purchase in the least.

The mechanics of this printer are pretty good.

Griffith

30/10/2016

Perfect that they give you upgrades for the build area at such rates! I also really liked the free LCD control panel, but mine was malfunctioning and I had to get it fixed or else I would have given five stars! I personally chose this one for its awesome E3D hot dual extruder T wire rod drive.