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Great Printer Kit
on September 13, 2015
Ok I have waited to write a review so that I could put some operating time on the printer and see how reliable it is so here goes. Printer came on time and assembly went without issue, I did take my time and put it together in my spare time so I took about 3 days. If you sat down and wanted to get the assembly done at one time I would estimate it would take about 4 to 6 hrs if you have some mechanical ability. Only issue I had with it was with a thermocouple and when I emailed they responded within 2 hr and gave me their phone number to call. I called and they quickly helped me troubleshoot the issue and within 30 min including the call it was up and running. I am really happy with this printer, I have printed layers as thin as 31 microns(takes lots of time) with both the .4 and the .2 nozzle(came with .4 I purchased .2 off amazon). So far I have gotten on thing universe and printed 3 pairs of steampunk goggles for my grand kids, 3 fly fishing reels of different sizes, nasa wrench, 3 bearings(just to see if they would work and they do), a side cast reel of my own design, 4 whistles for my grand kids, a calibration cube to check accuracy, vase for my wife, pencil holder for my desk at work etc.
NOTE: this is something that is well documented on the internet, make sure to take your time and properly get the bed leveled!!! this is very very important and the first step is to put the printer on a flat surface. The term leveling is misleading, what you are actually doing is making sure the bed in the x and y planes is parallel to the gantry. For the bed I am using blue painters tape from ACE hardware and I am not using the heated bed for the pla.
Bottom line is this printer is a good cost effective printer that is reliable enough that I start a print, check to see the estimated print time and walk away. In most cases the prints have been good enough that little cleanup was necessary.