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The construction of this seems spookily similar to the Robox. Especially the Zaxis and xAxis rod mounts.

Topic starter Posted : 19th May 2018 2:55 pm
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I agree. There are a lot of similarities.

I really wish manufacturers would standardize terminology - the extruder is the drive unit for the filament. The hot end is where the nozzle is. This is what every one else uses, but FlashForge calls their hot end the extruder and doesn't label the filament drive unit.

Posted : 19th May 2018 3:38 pm
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@hagster It has two Z rails either side, but at the pictures I looked at, I didn't see any threaded portion, when I zoomed in, but to be fair there are so many ways to make a Cartesian style printer, so I wouldn't get too excited about the similarity. If you squint you can almost see a RoboxPRO in it. ;)

I quite like the look of this one  https://craftunique.com/category/craftbot-3-3d-printer

This doesn't go the the later higher temperatures of the Series 2 QuickFill or Single X, but it seems competent enough, and exceptional value for the build volume, and the free slicer software is pretty darn good too, with built in GCode preview, and natty visualisation.

Posted : 19th May 2018 4:12 pm
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The pictures are just renders. They havent bothered to model the thread. There is a video on youtube that shows a bit more.

Its mainly the way the x axis is mounted on the Z. Looks almost identiacl to the custom robox parts. Even the metal bearing cover looks the same and also the way the idler is mounted.

I have heard good stuff about craftunique.

Topic starter Posted : 19th May 2018 5:09 pm
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The build volume is only 150 x 150 x 150 mm. A Mini-Clone of the RoboxPro?

But some of the key features are missing: No dual material option, no temperature control for the build chamber, no air filter.

Cloud enabled printers are great for schools, but an absolute No-Go for engineering projects with NDAs. The Polar cloud software is developed by Dan Newman, who did an outstanding job in programming the Sailfish open source  firmware for Makerbot Replicator 1 & 2.

Posted : 19th May 2018 8:51 pm
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My favourite bits are the Unclogging nozzle pin and the 45db build plate temperature :)

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Posted : 21st May 2018 1:46 pm

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