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Old 02-03-2019, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some assembly required...

Got my Prusa kit finished today. It's much nicer than my son's wooden maker farm i3v 10. About six years of development helps. Now for the hard part, drawing



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Amazing! Love the prusa i3 platform
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My boss has that one... it really works well. We printed nylon, and Taulman 910 without any issues. He is working on getting POM to print and has a roll of Ninjaflex to try out.

There are a ton of nice things on that machine... auto filament load really rocks!

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Here's the one my son left at the house. Needs some wire management at least.

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This thread scares me away from 3D printing.
Are any printers plug and play from the box?
My coworkers is half 3d printed off another printer. Ugh!
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This thread scares me away from 3D printing.
Are any printers plug and play from the box?
My coworkers is half 3d printed off another printer. Ugh!
I believe the Prusa is available assembled and ready to go out of the box.
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I believe the Prusa is available assembled and ready to go out of the box.
I purchased a monoprice select v2 plus. Its about as plug and play as they come and is basically a prusa knock off. I had everything running about 30 minutes after unboxing (at least with the files they provided).
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I believe the Prusa is available assembled and ready to go out of the box.
Is true.

The Prusa has many printed parts, in the kit or assembled. That used to be the "thing"; printers making printers. The parts are mostly well designed and tested. Hot or high stress parts are PETG printed, the rest is PLA. The black frame is water jet cut aluminum with powder coating (very stout).

The kit isn't bad at all. Supervised students put them together frequently. It's like a jig saw puzzle with instructions, or building a plastic model. Take your time (hours). There are videos too. Seeing how the steel hardware is integrated into the printed parts is very interesting in itself. It was a lot easier than I expected. From Prusa forum comments, assembly runs from about 8 hours if you are fast to about 16 hours if you are slow. 6 hours for repeat assemblers. That means you walk away from it at times and take a break at least, if not come back a day or two later. I have to admit that I have a lot of background that helped me with the build.

I didn't really want a kit at first, but I used it to help figure out how to work with my son's old one. He had to figure out a lot on his own (not so much internet support then), so I wasn't excited about jumping into the middle of it. Now I'm working on getting it moving again so that one of us can play with it.

I was trying to use Sketchup Web (drawing software), but I kept getting stuck on complex shapes. I fixed the Autodesk Fusion account I started a while back and got it working last night. Much better.
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Got the Makerfarm i3v up and running. It spits out the ABS pretty quick (0.5mm nozzle). Remounted the limit switches, mounted the power supply, new fan, and reworked the wiring. I decided to use a separate slicer program on it than try to figure out how to be sure to manage all of the settings between the two printers.

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