Bruno Gallo

09/03/2017

Its a Good printer. If you don’t have the patience or don’t like to build things and tweaked them around? Then this one is certainly not for you. I liked building this printer because now I know how to trouble shoot the errors that I might get in the long run.

When I received the printer I had some missing xbeam nuts and the belt material was too short for both x and y axis. As soon as I discovered issues I ordered parts. And Geeetech was pretty quick in sending them to me.

The printer control box is a nice addition to the printer as it saves a lot of printer weight and the printer looks leaner. The company claims that the printer is upgrade ready, which I really haven’t tried but if its true then its would be amazing to get additions for the printer.

Rachel Chow

05/03/2017

The best i3 so far. All metal. Great price. Works well. The new one puts the control and ps in an enclosure, might save some time in the assembly. Minor problems: Some re-tapping was necessary because of the anodizing. have some metric taps on hand.

The tolerances were terrible on the black metal bits that hold the rods, which hold printhead going side to side. Partially it was the powder coat and partially it was the metal. So expect to Rheem out 8 holes for the rods. You could also use a sharp drill bit on its side.

The worst problem is the couplers from the Twin stepper Motors to the metric lead screw. when I say lead screw it's more like metric ready rod :-). you must shim the lead screw so it centers in the coupler.

Otherwise the lead screw will move side to side too much when your printhead is low. this can lead to motor jamming and missing steps. it would be nice if those couplers were tapped on the top.

Ralph

02/03/2017

This is one of the best Prusa kits you could buy!

This kit is very robust and easy to assemble. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into the design of this printer; there are many clever little details in the design. The instructions are far better when compared to other Chinese manufacturers.

Ashok Garg

23/02/2017

I knew 3D printing would be awesome if I got the right printer for a beginner. This was the right printer for me.

I have friends that have other DIY 3D printers that need continuous leveling to use and it is a royal pain in the butt! This printer is certainty not that hard to calibrate.

It looks like a stable kit with high precision material used. I would definitely give this printer a 5 star if they could sort out the assembly manual and remake it.

Mattie Zhang

10/02/2017

Highly Stable Machine. Delivery was quite fast. It was shipped to northern Europe in just under a week. Beware though that there may be a customs fee added on top of the purchase price (it was for me).

I payed about 20% surcharge on top of the purchase price due to customs fees. The assembly of the printer took about four evenings of work. The assembly manual is not especially good, there are many areas where you need to make assumptions and hope that it was correct. With a technical background the assembly shouldn't be too difficult.

The accuracy of the plastic frame is good, the pieces fit together nicely. The metal rods on the other hand varies a bit in length which can be a bit annoying when assembling the machine.

The initial setup of the machine is not really mentioned at all in the manual apart from leveling the bed. The operation of the printer is good. Right after assembly I printed several small test objects (after leveling the bed of course) and it worked fine.