Interesting printer

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Interesting printer

Post by atrueresistance » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:15 pm

This looks like an interesting printer https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... ero_thanks
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by WillAdams » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:22 pm

That they think the runout from a Dremel flex shaft is acceptable is not encouraging.
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by twforeman » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:18 pm

3D printing may be okay with a cantilevered arm like that, but not milling.
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by atrueresistance » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:25 pm

twforeman wrote:3D printing may be okay with a cantilevered arm like that, but not milling.
Yeah definitely not milling. It might work alright for laser. It does have autolevel, which is nice.
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by cvoinescu » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:21 am

That looks flimsy even for 3D printing, at least at the speeds I'm used to.

Also:
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What does that even mean? The J-Head is not all-metal, and it's not an E3D clone. If theirs is an E3D clone, then it's not a J-Head. Can't be both. What they say looks very much like the descriptions of Chinese E3D clones. You'd expect someone making a 3D printer to know a little more about what extruder is what. (The extruder in their images looks like a clone of an older E3D design.)

A 12 V 10 A supply is not enough for a MK2 Prusa PCB heated bed; it draws 11-12 A cold, and that does not leave any margin for the extruder and motors.

(Before anyone says that, yes, I noticed they're inconsistent about C7/C8 and C13/C14 plugs and receptacles, and that their Arduino is a clone. The graphic display is a RepRapDiscount part, by the way.)
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by AnonymousPerson » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:52 pm

So, bullshit alert? :(
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by cvoinescu » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:14 am

Not necessarily, just probably not as great a printer as they claim.
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by Gamble » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:26 am

I need me a decent 3d printer for cheap but I didn't see any mention of a heated bed?
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Re: Interesting printer

Post by CrazyBillybob » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:07 pm

Gamble wrote:I need me a decent 3d printer for cheap but I didn't see any mention of a heated bed?
The Heated bed is in the "upgrade" package (I think it was $75us more).... Thought it looked neat... but something felt off to me.

For about $350.00us check out the monoprice 3d printer. My buddy has one and loves it... Got me thinking about updateing from my old solidoodle 3 unit to one of them.

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Re: Interesting printer

Post by Gadgetman! » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:38 pm

If you want a cheap but decent 3D printer, get the Wanhao i3, and print the Z-axis support kit for it.
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