Brad Mickelson

23/07/2015

After many hours of research and reading reviews I bought this for my business as my first 3D printer. I am glad I spent the extra money for the enclosed metal frame. watching this thing work, the motors run so fast it needs to be as rigid as possible.

As I mentioned this was for my business which is designing automation systems for both medical and home. The learning curve to get parts to come out clean was a bit more than I had expected and didn't really have time for. Now that I have it down and getting clean parts I am a lot happier with my purchase. I knew it was a good machine because the preprogrammed traffic cone and calibration cube came out perfect. but what I ran through their slicer program failed more often than not.

There are so many options in both the software and in the machine itself its well worth your time to watch all the videos you can on running this that you can find. will save you lots of headaches. From the reviews that this is one the better machines I would hate to think if I had gotten a less expensive unit.

For me to get consistent prints was continuously level the plate, clean the surface before each print(that was what was getting me, oil comes out of the ABS while printing and allows your next part to unstick while printing) Blue painters tape helps and last different colors print at different temperatures. the red I have prints 10 degrees cooler than the white. both came with the machine.

Paul D

11/07/2015

I would probably give 4 stars if I could. The main reason for not quite 5 stars is that there is not very good explanation of how to get files changed to the format needed to operate on the printer. This is probably due more to the fact that this is fairly new technology for the beginner crowd.

The printer itself was easy to assemble, in fact my 12 year old son did most of the assembly himself. I only had to help when it came to leveling the table because he didn't want to take the time to fully read the directions and that is pretty important at that step.

Once we had followed the directions the bed leveling was pretty easy. So far we have only printed the test files that come on the SD card because I have not had time to go through the directions to get a downloaded file into the format that I need to work on this printer. The printer seemed to work very well when we printed the test files so hopefully once I figure out the file format thing it will be just as good.

Travis T

09/07/2015

Spent over 1k for this and its tedious to tweak all the digits and yet it doesn't print that high of a quality. Lots of deformity. Had it for 2 months and yet it's bulky junk sitting on my countertop. Planning to upgrade to something more reliable SLA. Customer service is okay too. They reach out to you but not of any help in fixing the problem.

Seattle MooCows

17/06/2015

Almost Perfect. When you order spools of filament, many wont fit the diameter of the spool holders and so you will need to print new spool holders and a filament thread holder.

So print these first:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:805717

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:714533

DO NOT UNLOAD FILAMENT. SELECT LOAD INSTEAD, CUT THE FILAMENT, AND FEED IT ON THROUGH ALL THE WAY, WITH THE NEXT FILAMENT RIGHT AFTERWARDS

IF YOU GET A CLOG YOUR FILAMENT IS BAD OR YOU ARE PRINTING AT THE WRONG TEMP...

Jason Kost

12/06/2015

It's a nice printer. Setup is more intense than other things these days. But I got mine going without an issue. The first print was great. I discovered the hard way though that the print area is 8.8" WIDE, 5.7"deep, and 5.9"high. Not 8.8 high...