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New MakerBot?

William Ha
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What do you think it would be?

Topic starter Posted : 1st December 2018 1:28 am
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The advert is worse than useless - I am not excited by a blurred video

Posted : 1st December 2018 4:25 pm
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Obviously Makerbot is still good at creating a hype.

But in recent years hype didn‘t print very well.


Posted : 1st December 2018 8:28 pm
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Interesting printer with a lot to like(and many unanswered questions). It looks basically like a uPrintSE, but with a re-usable build plate.

+ Proper heated chamber (with SSYS bellows) 

- Why no support for ABS if its such a well controlled chamber?

- Very limited tech specs on filament. Surely professionals want to know everything about the material.

-Very limited material and colour selection . No info on if it supports 3rd party.

-Doesn't seem to be anyway of moving the unused head out of the way.

-Still need prime tower. And probably need to heat and cool heads to avoid stringing.(probably why they focus on the rapid heatup time).

- The build volume is small for the price.

-Expensive filament.


All said, I suspect it might be a reasonable success in it's target professional market. Robox will need to improve Automaker with support better support generation in Cura 3 soon.

Posted : 12th December 2018 1:15 pm
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True about AutoMaker, good progress internally, should be opening up some beta testing soon.

Makerbot Method announcement...

A few interesting uses of the Stratasys patents. The heated chamber is a lot of engineering but as you say no use is being described clearly in their current offerings. The bellows around some parts also opens up a lot of potential...but it is not clear in the sales gumph how they will take advantage of this.

Will the hardware live up to the scary high price? Will the results and ease of use be competitive? I have doubts :)

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Posted : 13th December 2018 11:19 am

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