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Huge $300 printer?

Postby DonaldJ » 2014-Jul-Wed-09-Jul

This is an interesting concept: fixed build plate and cantilevered Y axis.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140709- ... arter.html

I'll wait. I want to see a print that uses the full 15" cube build volume (no Yodas!).
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby Jdublu » 2014-Jul-Wed-09-Jul

Sounds like another Makibox.
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby DonaldJ » 2014-Jul-Wed-09-Jul

Jdublu wrote:Sounds like another Makibox.


Ouch!

Eventorbot, anyone?
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby Jon Lawrence » 2014-Jul-Thu-11-Jul

I am skeptical. The purchased hardware alone will run close to $300, than factor in the print time to fabricate the FDM parts, add on the non-scalability of large production runs of FDM parts (learn from Printrbot here).... etc. Where is the profit margin?
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby evanalmighty » 2014-Jul-Thu-11-Jul

No video of the printer in action. Just some dude in his kitchen telling me to fork over money because he thinks I should.
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby munizedward » 2014-Jul-Mon-05-Jul

Apparently alot of people would, and judging by its success on kickstarter the Micro 3D printer will be hitting the shelves soon.
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby Mooselake » 2014-Jul-Mon-08-Jul

At least the payments will hit the kitchen guy's pocket. I'm a bit more skeptical wrt shelves. Perhaps this guy really will move to a Mexican villa.

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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby redwood » 2014-Jul-Mon-10-Jul

Reading the Micro's KS comments page, a lot of them are backing both printers. Blindingly throwing money around I see :shock: Too bad KS is a private company or I'd buy their stock. I think they have a little more time before they peak. Too many sheep out there :lol:

OK, I'll admit it (grin), I'm currently backing Cobblebot 'n all. As below, I can't justify it but the thought of all that build volume is seductive at that price. Many questions remain unanswered as of yet though so I may pull out. What will the shipping on something so big and heavy cost? Can you really do 15"x15"x15" prints without a heated bed without the PLA warping? Can they really do it for the price and in that timescale or are they being naive?

So I'm watching with interest.
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby Croctje » 2014-Jul-Mon-11-Jul

The creator posted a video of it in action on the main page @ http://kck.st/1qTC8NO. I think we should watch the project and see what more evidence it can offer by the end of its campaign.
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Re: Huge $300 printer?

Postby Mooselake » 2014-Jul-Mon-17-Jul

Irregardless of kitchen guy's likeliness of success, KS has too many sheeple that don't understand the difference between a store and bankrolling a developer. KS has been good for financing a few elephant rides while avoiding actually delivering something to the backers - Zioneyez, for example. KS is very good about getting their cut up front, before the developers, and defining themselves as the bank rather than the supplier.

I'd lean towards non or incomplete delivery (ala Makibox) for the Texas monster. OTOH, there was some suspicion that Brook was going to move south of the border with all that KS money, but it was pleasantly very wrong. If Brook does get that villa he earned it. It's only 300 bucks, not a big gamble if you're willing to take the bet. Things really are bigger in Texas, and perhaps they financed it with Misumi's First150 giveaway.

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