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Printrbot Unveils All-Metal 3D Printer

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Assembling the Kits
Cabe Atwell   5/14/2014 10:32:16 PM
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@Daniyal_Ali-
Thanks, I agree that some users have difficulty soldering and assembling those 3D printers and I'm sure that's part of the reason more companies are offering them as finished units, like the Replicator2 and the Da Vinci1.0.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Assembling the Kits
Cabe Atwell   4/22/2014 5:39:58 PM
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Personally, I would not want to assemble. I don't want a project before I start my projects. But, I will agree, it let's the user get real familiar with the system's functionality. 

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now we're talking!
RogueMoon   4/21/2014 9:03:35 AM
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Nice post, Cabe.

This is the right price range for a clean finished product (for me at least?).  Clearly, this is a 1st gen model but it looks functional to make some real product.

Downside is the build envelope being small (6 inch cube, that's it?), but a disclaimer on output product quality is probably a sensible one.  I hope that it doesn't clog up like the early inkjet printers of the 1990's?

What is the metal material it uses for deposition?   I like the 100 micron accuracy, that's a big plus.

 

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Assembling the Kits
Daniyal_Ali   4/21/2014 12:19:21 AM
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"They are not responsible for any fault in the kit builds because it can't guarantee the technical proficiency of its customers"

Nice share Cabe. If the idea was to provide a 3D printer that home hobbyists could assemble themselves, then the above sentences would definitely make them think twice. Most of the customers might not have a technical background and could mess up the kit builds. They should make it a bit more user friendly so that technically unskilled customers could also buy the kits without any worries. In the present scenario, the fully assembled kits would be the preference of most customers, as it involves some guarantee.

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