Richard Marsh on 21/10/2015
47 reviews

I’ve used several 3D printers over the past few years, and I’ve watched them grow in complexity and value. This printer, my favorite of the four I’ve owned, sports all the features I see listed in printers costing twice the price.

And customer service rep, Mr. Tang, answers emails very promptly (sometimes in a matter of minutes). He has sent me web links, instructive documents, and short non-polished videos which show, without music or voice, his hands actually performing the actions I have emailed him about. I notice his hands are those of a working technician, not a hired ad agency model, and they move with the assurance of a person who has performed these assembly or repair jobs many, many times. When I listen closely, I can hear working factory sounds in the background. I like that.

Cons, though, include having received a slightly warped acrylic front door that kept it from closing completely, though I did not notify Tang about this because I quickly found that a magnet, properly placed, solved the problem. The second con, though, remains a bit of an annoyance to me, personally: Flashforge has recently decided to enlarge the two spool holders it provides (getting proprietary, are we?), so that they are now too thick to fit most of the popular filaments out there. The workaround for this, though, can be found on Thingiverse - just search for “spool holder.”

Marc Vinall on 13/10/2015
47 reviews
A few start up issues, but playing with settings for an hour or two solved them.
Dziadzia on 08/09/2015
47 reviews
My son is having a lot of issues with it just after a few months of use and he is an engineer.
Stephen Kawamae on 26/08/2015
47 reviews
Adobe 123D free and I purchased Simplify 3D. Works great for my applications. The free shipping to Hawaii was a big help.
David Yingling on 15/08/2015
47 reviews

This printer is awesome. Highly recommended. Requires minor assembly during shipping and if you google bed leveling for Solid doodle there is a great and easy way to level the bed. The blue stickers that are included are nice and provide decent adhesion. I still swipe just a thin layer of glue onto it for large prints.

Resolution is amazing. I run 3 different printer and this is by far the best. 1 micron setting at 70-80ms and prints have very minimum artifacts.

The software recommended is difficult to use and I dont feel it slices very well. A file that would slice on Slic3r in 3 minutes takes 2-4 hrs using theres. I purchased Simplify 3D and it works much better.

The printer it self is very rigid, quality parts/motors/heaters were used. Printer is half the noise level as my other ones.

Support - Mr. Tang is awesome. Had very minor setup questions and a few more technical. Tang has ALWAYS responded to my emails within 24 hrs with a good solution, not just a guess like one of my other printers support contacts.

Once they release a large scale version that will be added to my collection too.