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cwbullet
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Hope

Hope is a good thing, but it will not win wars or bets.  Hopefully it comes in October.  

Posted by: @olivier-saraja

Apparently, no annoucement I heard of. It seems I totally lost my bet! 🤣 

 

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Chuck H
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Posted : 13/09/2021 9:26 am
MileHigh3Der
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Prusa timelines

And October means that we’ll get it sometime mid next year…

For some reason I don’t get the email newsletters. They don’t end up in my spam folder.  I just don’t get them.  PRusa IT has worked with me a couple of times, and maybe one notification gets through, but radio silence after that.  I don’t know why.  Sign up again, same thing.  Someone please post here when they are announced, after you get on the list 😉 , so that I know what is going on.  My mini was months later than it would have been if I had gotten the emails.

Posted : 13/09/2021 3:56 pm
cwbullet
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Maybe

Unless you are one for the first, then it will be February.  

Posted by: @milehigh3der

And October means that we’ll get it sometime mid next year…

For some reason I don’t get the email newsletters. They don’t end up in my spam folder.  I just don’t get them.  PRusa IT has worked with me a couple of times, and maybe one notification gets through, but radio silence after that.  I don’t know why.  Sign up again, same thing.  Someone please post here when they are announced, after you get on the list 😉 , so that I know what is going on.  My mini was months later than it would have been if I had gotten the emails.

 

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Chuck H
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Posted : 13/09/2021 4:30 pm
dimprov
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forecast of the Prusa XL specs

No info on release date, but here is a collection of dropped hints as to what the Prusa XL may actually be:  https://all3dp.com/1/original-prusa-xl-what-to-expect/

Posted : 13/09/2021 5:57 pm
dimprov
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size and speed

The Prusa XL will have competition from some other large format 3D printers that didn't exist a year ago, and so I hope it 1. is larger than the 400mm dimensions in the forecast, and 2. is extremely fast.  That's because the competition is up to 500mmx500mmx500mm, and able to do a decent benchie in just 5.5 minutes.

Posted : 13/09/2021 6:08 pm
cwbullet
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Large scale

 

Posted by: @dimprov

The Prusa XL will have competition from some other large format 3D printers that didn't exist a year ago, and so I hope it 1. is larger than the 400mm dimensions in the forecast, and 2. is extremely fast.  That's because the competition is up to 500mmx500mmx500mm, and able to do a decent benchie in just 5.5 minutes.

I doubt it will be larger than 400, but it might be faster.  Ithas something over any of the others on the market.  It will be a Prusa and has their support.  No one else comes close in my book.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 13/09/2021 6:38 pm
Lups
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What are some good alternatives?

I am also waiting for the XL but I may need something sooner, what are some good alternatives? 

 

Posted : 13/09/2021 7:05 pm
straylit
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Alternatives/Competitors

 

Posted by: @lups

I am also waiting for the XL but I may need something sooner, what are some good alternatives? 

The Rat Rig V-Core 3 and 3-point CoreXY designs (eg HevORT) have caught my eye recently.

https://v-core.ratrig.com/

 

The VzBot has been doing very impressive speed runs on youtube.

 

The Blackbox might be the closest competitor with tool changing ability. (obviously sight unseen) (are the others?)

https://kb-3d.com/store/blackbox-kits-packages/248-1375-blackbox-toolchanger-kb3d-bom-kit-community-edition.html

 

More:

https://3ddistributed.com/corexy-3d-printer/best-corexy-3d-printers-2021/

Posted : 13/09/2021 7:37 pm
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MileHigh3Der
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Features

Needs:

Heated chamber

swappable heads

 

Wants:

Multimaterial add on

Continuous belt add-on

Posted : 13/09/2021 7:40 pm
cwbullet
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Xl

 

Posted by: @milehigh3der

Needs:

Heated chamber

swappable heads

 

Wants:

Multimaterial add on

Continuous belt add-on

I have following the hints and reports fairly religiously and a heated chamber chamber has not been reported.   Swap able heads has not been reported unless that would be equivalent to a tool changer.  I do not see a continuous belt but who knows for sure.  

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Posted : 13/09/2021 8:44 pm
dimprov
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RE: alternatives for those with immediate needs that can't wait

 

Posted by: @lups

I am also waiting for the XL but I may need something sooner, what are some good alternatives? 

 

In February I was in the same boat as you, so I scoured the marketplace to see what was available, and I listed everything I found in this thread:  https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk3s-mk3-general-discussion-announcements-and-releases/recommendations-for-a-3d-printer-with-build-area-of-400x400mm-or-greater/   Also, some posters were kind enough to post some additional suggestions, so it became a kind of collection point.  Feel free to extend it.

I had not heard of the vzbot though, because Vzbot did not debut until after I did my market survey, so thank you Straylit for making us aware of it.  Not sure how big VZbot is, but at least on the face of it, Vzbot sounds like it's worth looking into.

This post was modified 2 weeks ago by dimprov
Posted : 13/09/2021 11:11 pm
westfield3d
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XL automated print farm.

I really interested to see the automatic print farm based on the XL. The said they were going to show that in October.  I don't know how it will compare with the completion.  https://www.mosaicmfg.com/products/array.   This looks really interesting for my business, as this is their first 3d printer I'm not sure about reliability.  But it is super cool!

Posted : 15/09/2021 4:11 pm
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