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Flashforge 3D Printer

Anyone have experience or knowledge of this 3d printer ?

FlashForge 3D printer, dual extruder w/2 ABS spools- FlashForge Technology

$1,199.00

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#8  
Awesome! ( a collected thread)...black and white treads....I sense a lot of Zebra robots in your future :)........seriously thanks so much for sharing your new product which will/can be used for a lot of robot parts.
#9  
Hey Robot-doc,

Those are some great shots of the printer! how do you like it so far now that you can test it out?
I was wondering if I can use some of your photos on my flashforge page,


FlashForge 3D Printer Review

Thanks Jason
#10  
@Jcandor, you're welcome to use the images posted here on the forum. I'm in the middle of designing a Roomba 500, 600, and 700 external battery charger case and just got the first piece that holds the two charging contacts extruded. So far very happy with the print results.
#11  
ROBOT-DOC THE 3D PRINTER looks great what size is the base ,and where is CHILE where you said you got it from,i might buy one.
#12  
OH the country CHILE i forgot about that one. 7 days by fedex not bad ,how much was the shipping cost it looks like a good deal,only hope it last longer then the makerbot
#13  
The 3D printer was ordered from ebay and the unit ships from China and shipping is free. the price just went up from 1,150 to 1,199.
#14  
China made junk,i hope it will last long time,i will wait a few months before i order one to sell how yours do,and if your works well then i will get one.
JUST dont want it to be like makerbot design,if something goes goes bad do you need to ship it back to CHINA and how is the .

BUYING one cheap is not the problem just need to make shore it lasts and the support is good
#15  
Go to ebay, check out the 3d printers offered, go the the different vendors websites and usergroup forums for info about the units and support.
#16  
OK will check it out,i know there is a 3 part write up on 3D printers in servo magazine on all types of printers.
I haven't read the issues yet and that one may be listed.

ON that design will have to look into it and see how long it lasts and if it breaks down like in a month or a year i dont want to ship it back to CHINA ,IT MIGHT LAST 4 YEARS

But i just need to be shore for that much money $1200 and then high shipping cost ,if a $500 to $750 breaks down and bought in the usa its not much to send it back for repairs.

JUST a few opinions i have on it.
#17  
After reading your reviews. it sounds like you love your machine! I decided to buy one from TheBgaStation.com

For main reason I chose them because of local return policy instead of returning back to china. It is great to have local supports.

I can't wait to play with it!
United Kingdom
#18  
Hi There,

New member here, but had to look at this post, as I am picking my printer up this evening..... (For me, it is quicker and cheaper than postage, as the vendor is only 50 miles away)

I hope I have made a good choice, but it seems like yours is ok, and you seem to be liking it......


Fingers crossed

:D:D:D

Thank you for this post, it has been reassuring
#19  
Let us know if it does good prints Phil
#20  
HERE is a URL
To a FlashForge Google User Group that may help those teetering on the edge of decision making.
#21  
Good Luck, robodoc. You may have stumbled accross a good deal there.

:D
#22  
Well, I've had some issues with the FlashForge printer when trying to print PLA instead of ABS. FlashForge sent me new extruder units that work with both ABS and PLA. Switched out the thermal tape mounted base to a heat tempered glass plate. Used a dremel tool and high speed diamond glass cutter to drill two holes in the glass so it could be screw mounted to the heated base instead of trying to use plastic clips to hold the glass in place.
#24  
Yes, it has a heating base. The problem is that the heated base is wrapped in thermal tape that becomes damaged over time and use. Then you have to replace the tape which is a real pain.
#25  
I print with both types. I only heat to 35C for PLA and just use roll on paste on top of the glass plate.
#26  
aameralis is correct. blue painters tape works wonders with PLA. After switching to tape instead of the heated bed I haven't lost a print yet.
#27  
aamerails and robot56 Thanks for the tips.