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staticlinerich
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Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

This is the best purchase I have ever made since getting into this hobby. I now have three CCP based printers in the graveyard gathering dust. I've had this printer for about a month and have produced over 200 successful prints without any failures. I have an MMU on order and hope to get it early January (late December if I'm lucky). What's probably the most intriguing aspect of this machine is I don't have to buy upgrades to make it work like it should have from the factory. I know I've spent at over the Prusa kit cost on CCP printers (x3) and THEN getting all the USA made upgrades to make it work right. Kind of a backwards business model IMO. Anyway, happy to be part of the community!

Posted : 04/12/2021 7:42 pm
sylviatrilling
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

Happy printing.

Mk3S+,SL1S...
Posted : 04/12/2021 7:52 pm
jsw
 jsw
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

It's very nice to see someone post kudos and reports of success.  😉

Posted : 04/12/2021 9:07 pm
staticlinerich
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

Thanks! It absolutely has been Happy Printing. Just printed off the RMU3 for the MMU to replace the stock buffer. I know it's closed source and all that but I don't really care, I just want to print and this is actually a well supported and designed product. I don't mind paying for a some high quality .stl files if it makes life with the MMU easier.

Posted : 05/12/2021 12:51 am
staticlinerich
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

Yeah, I see lot's of problems from some folks. I am happy to report zero issues. As a matter of fact, I think PETG is my new favorite filament. The stock PETG profiles work great (for me anyway). I ran through all the PETG I had in one weekend. Now I'm trying to finish off all the CCP PLA filament I still have. Atomic and Coex are my go to manufacturers now (US Based of course).

I set aside an entire Saturday to put that sucker together using the online manual so I could read others comments on each of the steps. Kept me from making stupid mistakes (which I did when putting the electronics together. THAT was probably the worst part of the build. That box seems like it could be a tad bigger considering the wiring going in and the TIGHT tolerance of those wire loom deals that hold the wires together to go into the electronics box.

Posted by: @jsw

It's very nice to see someone post kudos and reports of success.  😉

 

Posted : 05/12/2021 1:01 am
staticlinerich
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

Thanks! It absolutely has been Happy Printing. Just printed off the RMU3 for the MMU to replace the stock buffer. I know it's closed source and all that but I don't really care, I just want to print and this is actually a well supported and designed product. I don't mind paying for a some high quality .stl files if it makes life with the MMU easier.

Posted by: @sylviatrilling

Happy printing.

 

Posted : 05/12/2021 1:03 am
jsw
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

I assembled mine on the floor of our spare bedroom and I had the online manual opened on a netbook and I looked over each step carefully, including the comments, when assembling, paying very close attention to detail and STOPping whenever anything was ever in question.

It passed the self-test fine on the first try, and after getting the Z calibration dialed in (using the internal method) it printed the tree frog and the Prusa logo just fine, and I went right ahead and re-printed a few odds and ends that I had originally printed at our local makerspace, as a sanity check.

I've had very few failed prints and very few issues with the machine.  Most issues I've had were self-induced.

The worst issue I had was about a week or so after I finished it, and I had printed an ABS item without a release agent.  It would not budge from the plate so I got impatient and pried it loose using a kitchen implement, and pieces of the PEI coating came off with it.  🙁  I was used to glass plates, where you could use such implements of destruction to remove prints.

I also use PETg quite a bit, but I've found that there are a few things, such as gears, where it is not the best choice.  "PETg is the new PLA."  😉

Posted : 05/12/2021 1:24 am
AnnieR
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

Love to hear success stories too! Too many times I log in here and find people complaining and ready to throw in the trash and the like. 

I've had excellent luck, of course I had very good coaching and I assembled the printer with no problems and it works well with all the abuse I give it. 

I also find I get great advice here when I need it. 

Thx everyone!

Posted : 05/12/2021 5:17 pm
sylviatrilling
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

I love my MK3S+. It just works. I had gotten a cheapo Chinese clone kit 4 years ago and it sort of worked but with poor quality prints. I had no end of difficulty trying to fix issues and get it to print better. I gave up but could never get myself to throw it away and so it sat on my kitchen table. Last summer I wanted to get back into printing. I decided to throw away that junk printer and look for a better one and decided on Prusa Research. I chose the pre-assembled printer. And it WORKED. Right out of the box, I got great looking prints. I could hardly believe how easy it was. 

I only had to learn about cleaning the sheet with detergent, dialing in my z-offset and I replaced a Y-axis bearing and of course I do monthly maintenance. Other than that, it just keeps working. And this community is so generous with time and expertise. 

I don't quite get all the bitter complaining I see here. Some people seem to have poor attitudes or expect way too much.  

I am grateful to have such an amazing machine to make art with. Ditto for the SL1S that I received a month ago. Life is good.

Mk3S+,SL1S...
Posted : 05/12/2021 5:36 pm
staticlinerich
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

JSW, I was thinking about trying ABS but you need and enclosure and exhaust right? Doesn't it stink up the place something fierce? At least that's what I've heard.

Posted : 07/12/2021 2:41 pm
staticlinerich
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

Monthly maintenance. yep, it's on my schedule for this week. I have not had to do any adjustments since the initial calibration. My other CCP printers needed constant attention, even after putting on aftermarket hot-ends, ABL, etc, etc. I'm glad those days are behind me. I can actually print Christmas gifts this year instead of fighting the printer.

Posted by: @sylviatrilling

I love my MK3S+. It just works. I had gotten a cheapo Chinese clone kit 4 years ago and it sort of worked but with poor quality prints. I had no end of difficulty trying to fix issues and get it to print better. I gave up but could never get myself to throw it away and so it sat on my kitchen table. Last summer I wanted to get back into printing. I decided to throw away that junk printer and look for a better one and decided on Prusa Research. I chose the pre-assembled printer. And it WORKED. Right out of the box, I got great looking prints. I could hardly believe how easy it was. 

I only had to learn about cleaning the sheet with detergent, dialing in my z-offset and I replaced a Y-axis bearing and of course I do monthly maintenance. Other than that, it just keeps working. And this community is so generous with time and expertise. 

I don't quite get all the bitter complaining I see here. Some people seem to have poor attitudes or expect way too much.  

I am grateful to have such an amazing machine to make art with. Ditto for the SL1S that I received a month ago. Life is good.

 

Posted : 07/12/2021 2:44 pm
jsw
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!
Posted by: @staticlinerich

JSW, I was thinking about trying ABS but you need and enclosure and exhaust right? Doesn't it stink up the place something fierce? At least that's what I've heard.

Before I got the enclosure, I printed ABS right on the counter of the home office.  No issues, and the HVAC has good circulation so the smell was not bad for the amount I did.

My wife did remark 'Hey, it smells like melted plastic in here' once.  😉

The enclosure I have does not have a filter, but most of the stink seems to stay within it.

I also print ABS with the Ultimaker, which is partly enclosed, and the smell is not particularly annoying, at least to me.

Posted : 07/12/2021 7:21 pm
Chicago Keri
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

I also love this printer and wish I had procured it last year!

I did it the hard way... restored a secondhand MK2s, upgraded it to a Mk2.5s piecemeal at a time when the upgrade kit had a months-long queue,  drilled the frame for Mk3 extrusions and endplates, went to a Mosquito hotend and finally fixed a broken Einsy and got the chance to get the Mk3 Y-carriage, frame and 24v heatbed from Prusa and finally! Got it up to a Mk3s+ the long, hard and expensive way. 

And it's great! the Mk2.5s was a very good printer but the Mk3s+ manages to be much better!

 

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Posted : 14/12/2021 2:40 am
staticlinerich
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

Your English seems pretty good to me. I didn't do it the hard way like you did, I did it the other hard way, played with CCP manufactured printers and spent more time tweaking and upgrading/tinkering than I did actual printing!

Posted : 15/01/2022 11:06 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Love this printer! Wish I had procurred this last year!

I have to agree.  Prusa takes much less tweaking and is more reliable.  

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