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mfinnegan
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Quinly for Prusa

Anyone here have any experience with the new mod for the MK3S called Quinly? ( https://shop.3dque.com/products/quinly-for-prusa-the-automated-print-manager) seems pretty cool but wanted to do more research before purchasing, and it seems like all the reviews online are for their ender3 mod.

Posted : 05/07/2021 1:11 am
cwbullet
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RE: Quinly for Prusa

Interesting concept.  It is the conveyor belt printer without the belt.  

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Posted : 06/07/2021 12:29 am
bobstro
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RE: Quinly for Prusa

Neat idea, but I rarely print anything 200mm tall, much less have a need for "infinite" height. What I'd love is a 300x300x150mm high printer with a rock solid Z. I need bed space more than height.

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Posted : 06/07/2021 1:09 am
WarmPlastic
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RE: Quinly for Prusa

OP may know all of the following, but here’s some info (I bought the Quinly for Prusa kit).

Quinly doesn't accommodate infinite height like a belt printer. It prints in a normal way, then automatically pushes the print(s) off and starts the next print in the queue. That might be the same print again, or something else – whatever you loaded into the queue. I think you can add anything or rearrange the queue while printing. It has a proprietary glass-smooth bed surface that holds nearly any common plastic firmly until it cools down. Then the print is very easily brushed off by the print head, and the next print begins. No glue or other preparation is needed on the print bed, other than occasional cleaning with mild soap. I think they recommend Seventh Generation dish soap (not sure about that) and you must never scrape it or use acetone, etc. They claim they “…have printed for thousands of hours on the same beds with no change in performance under normal printing conditions”.

So, the idea is you expend very minimal effort attending to your printer, other than changing rolls of filament and routine occasional maintenance. It's for printer farms and people that would just like to ignore their printer as much as possible.

I ordered Quinly for my MK3S+, but I haven't even assembled my Prusa kit yet, and the Quinly add-on has not arrived yet. So it will be a while before I can post any comments about how well it works. I pre-ordered it for a discount after observing their live-streams (of Enders) for a few months. The first time I saw one on an Ender, on a Reddit post, I wondered why the printer was tilted at an absurd angle. The angle apparently doesn't affect print quality. I was reluctant to buy an Ender, and was pleased to see a version of Quinly for Prusas introduced (MK2 and later, or Mini, I think). I thought the Prusa magnetic print surface looked amazing when it was introduced. Scraping prints off my five-year-old printer’s bed can be difficult, and it seems like this would affect the printer’s alignment. So I’ve planned for a long time to get a Prusa, in part for the magnetic surface, and then Quinly seems to be sort of a step beyond magnetic sheets.

I have been reading this forum for over a year. Thank you all for the time you've spent educating me.

Posted : 07/07/2021 12:22 am
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dorkwin
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RE: Quinly for Prusa - WarmPlastic

Hi There,

Do you have any news on your Quinly + Prusa setup? I am particularly curious about your impression of the value for actual product. Their site mentions the functions of the basic plan, but their cloud-based service seems tiered and doesn't outline the limitations of the basic plan. I have two Prusa Mk3s, I have already started building an enclosure for one, and the installation of a 3dQue would require a new enclosure. Maybe I will have one enclosed, and one with a 3DQue. At any rate, I am curious to hear updates from other owners as they become available.

 

Thanks!

Posted : 03/10/2021 4:06 pm
WarmPlastic
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Sorry, I haven't finished building my Prusa yet. It's a spare time thing. My Quinly kit is sitting there waiting...

I think the basic plan is fine unless you have lots of printers and advanced needs. But I don't really remember, and I would like to know the details. You can join other Quinly users on Discord (link at their site). I haven't done that yet either. Or just send them a question. They seem cheerful and responsive, so far as I've seen. Months ago, I asked them if they were planning to accommodate Prusa printers, and they replied quickly.

If you find answers, I hope you'll post info here.

Posted : 03/10/2021 4:54 pm
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