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Oh Snap! Another 3D Printer

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NadineJ
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Re: Assemble by people without any technical knowledge?
NadineJ   2/25/2014 6:13:00 PM
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@William K- Why do you think technical knowledge is important for the future of 3D printing? 

I think it's better if it's so easy/simple that anyone can create and use one.  When things stay "over the heads" of the masses, they're often not accepted or adopted.

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Assemble by people without any technical knowledge?
William K.   2/25/2014 10:03:30 AM
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So now we are offered a 3D printer for use by those with no technical knowledge? It seems that the pandering to those who choose to not learn anything about the tools they use has reached a new level. While simplifying assembly may be a good idea if it does not reduce reliability, why in the world should these tools be provided to those who are not willing to learn? Of course the profit motive is a main driver in this direction, and there are probably quite a few hobby users who do have technical understanding and just need a lower priced package to produce thier designs. That may be a better aspect to emphasise than the part about not needing any technical knowledge to assemble the system. 

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Cadman-LT   2/24/2014 8:38:18 PM
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Charles I agree. I have gotten some sample parts from other makers, they are impressive. If this is as good as I have seen then great. If not, then probably just for the home user that wants to make toys or parts without tolerances. As Nadine pointed out, it probably isn't for production, just general use. For the price though I wouldn't expect much more. Plus I think it looks pretty cool!

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Cadman-LT   2/24/2014 8:31:08 PM
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Cabe, thanks for the article. I finally might be able to afford one now...lol

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Charles Murray   2/24/2014 7:02:54 PM
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I agree, TJ, sub-$800 pricing is amazing. I'd like to see the products built by this 3D printer and, better yet, hold them in my hands.

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NadineJ   2/24/2014 5:04:33 PM
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Under $800 is impressive depending on what you get.  This looks suitable for limited educational fun and the occasional prototype.  It doesn't look as if it would hold up to heavy use.

A little more editing is needed in the article:

"Currently its creators have a Kickstarter campaign"

"the Kickstarter initiative ended without reaching the goal,"

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Modify at home
TJ McDermott   2/24/2014 10:44:05 AM
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This printer looks like one could easily modify it to get a larger workspace than 8x8x8.  Longer lead screws and support rails, change some timing belts...

Sub-$800 pricing is impressive!

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