Owen Tien on 02/01/2016
7 reviews
This is one of the most rugged, durable, and high-functioning machines I have used. If you have long prints (and you will with this high-volume machine) this thing never misses a beat. Customer support is responsive and helpful, and their year-long warranty is stood fully behind. Love the machine so much we bought two!
Saint V on 29/12/2015
7 reviews
After a year of research, many hours of youtube video and countless phone calls for consultation, I purchased this 3D printer. This machine is running constantly an making high quality excellent prints. Anyone using this machine must know what he/she is doing. This is not a brainless machine, however it is a workhorse and will not let the knowledgeable user down. It does not have a heated bed, and a heated bed is indeed very important. There are many options to apply an in expensive 3rd party heater, this is where the knowledge part is important. A heater can cost as little as $5-10. A small price to pay for such a sturdy, reliable machine. Mother boards are very accessible and the extrruder is top notch and also very simple to remove and dissect if necessary. After comparing things like the quality of print (50 micron resolution!!!) and the print size, 300X300X300 is exceptional. If you need a great printer for half the price of its closest competitor, this is the only choice!!!
Tim Swihart on 03/12/2015
7 reviews

Rounding up a 4.5 star review based on the quality of interactions with the company behind this printer (it's very nice to find a company that listens to feedback and makes non-trivial changes based on customer input). I've used about a half dozen 3D printers including mostly big-name brands. The setup for my 2014 Series 1 printer was the simplest/quickest (and they've recently improved the unpacking/setup docs). Prints have been much easier since a Type A version of Cura was released.

I had the cable problem noted in other reviews and found the company quick to send a replacement. No installation instructions were included but if you're able to run a 3D printer, you likely know enough about electronics to be able to guess your way through the process. So far, the updated cable has worked perfectly.

My initial prints in PLA tended to lift/curl slightly on wider prints while using glue sticks or blue tape. I recently picked up a small bottle of Wolfbite Nano...sticking is no longer a problem! I have another large format 3D printer that has a heated bed and curling can still happen there....going to try Wolfbite on that machine's bed as well.

Also, the new 2015 Series 1 Pro includes a heated bed...so if you're buying new, buy the latest version!

I connect via a network cable which works reasonably well. It's easy to drop a file I want to print into a browser window to upload it to the printer, then fire off the print.

Vaibhav Aggarwal on 25/11/2015
7 reviews

I’ve got a Type A Machines' Series 1 3d printer about 6 months ago and have used it to print all kinds of things. All in all, a well-built printer, but the real kicker is how big the platform is. You can print things up to a cubic foot, 12” by 12” by 12” which is so much bigger than what pretty much every one else’s printer can do.

I haven’t had a print jam since I got it and I’ve even used some of the weird materials like their copper filament. I did have the cable to the print head fail, which seems to be a common problem, but even with that it’s been more reliable than other printers my friends and I have.

Their support was fantastic and really friendly and sent the new under warranty cable right away. You have to take the whole package to really judge a 3d printer. I’d rather have a fantastic printer with a bad cable and great support than pretty much anything other than a better cable.

All printers take some skill and attention to run. The Series 1 is good if you don’t want a build a kit, just start printing and who want to print big things, which is pretty cool.and if you want to print in cool metals and stretchy PLA.

D. Brown on 04/11/2015
7 reviews
I researched printers for a very long time before going with this machine. I wanted the enormous print volume this printer provides. I was alarmed by the 1 star reviews but trusted my gut that this was the machine I wanted. I am so glad I ignored those 1 star reviews. I have not had a single issue with my printer. It was easy to setup and has been a piece of cake to use. Make sure you use Cura created for the Type A machine to create you gcode. It is much better than KISSlicer. Also I found that tape is much easier to use than the glue stick.