Bobbyd on 11/10/2014
47 reviews

I love this printer. It is my second printer and I don't think there is a better printer for the money.

Also the customer support is great. Very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this printer.

Antony J. van Helden on 27/09/2014
47 reviews

I am beginner at 3D printing, but did a lot of reading prior, and searching for a reasonably priced printer and was also easy to use and reliable. I will say, you better be ready to tweak and learn before you can get good results, but this is probably true with any printer.

It took me multiple trys to get the first print to even stick to the bed, and ended up using glue sticks to get consistent prints. Later I figured out that during bed leveling, making the gap even smaller than I thought was advisable made it so I could even skip the glue stick most of the time. Most days, I usually have more trouble removing the print from the bed than getting it to stick in the first place. I chalk most of this up to being forced to use ABS instead of PLA from the beginning (the two included filament rolls where ABS, wasn't till later than I was able to order some PLA and play with it). The vast majority of my prints are in ABS, which most people seem to have trouble with. The other thing I did early on, was toss the included software, and purchase Simplfy 3D, while not perfect, much better (for me) than the included software.

Overall I think it a good capable printer for those with the patience to learn the printer and about 3D printing in general.

My other small nitpicks:

The metal case can be a bit sharp, with prints that stick to the bed hard, I have frequently have small cuts and scrapes from hitting the edges of the openings.

The buttons can sometimes be a little unresponsive. Most of the time they work fine, but occasionally I have to hit a button a couple times to get the printer to recognize the button press.

Some other good points:

Heated bed and temp capable, I have printer ABS, PLA, HIPS, PETT, PETG just to start, and I am expanding my list of filaments.

Dual extruder. Had a friend tell me I didn't need it, waste of time. And most of the time he was right, but those times I do use it, very nice to have.