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Folger FT-6
https://folgertech.com/products/folger-tech-ft-6-3d-printer-kit

I am interested in this printer kit, I have seen many using his smaller kits and have success, but this one is on a scale of its own. I would love to be able to print a part 20+ inches wide. I have a couple Robo 3d r1 printers right now, but size is king.  Anyone know anything about this guy who makes the printers? Any good? Worth the 699?

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#1  
Hey josh - what did you decide? I’m also considering a larger 3d printer option. It’s tough being reduced to small parts with our current makerbot replicator 2’s
#2  
Hey DJ, yes I will be ordering a Folger tech ft6 kit whenever my tax return gets back. I will get the dual extruder and likely the PI screen as well. I would like to use the water soluble filament supports. There is a 3-4 weeks lead time on there orders so it will be a little while before I get it, hopefully I can try contacting them directly to get it quicker.
#3  
I bit the bullet and placed an order for the ginormous printer kit, with some google fu I found a %11 percent off promo code FOLGERTECHFBGROUP that saved me 90 dollars. I bought the one with the Pi, 7 inch screen and dual extruder.
#5  
Nice!  What a monster... No more bonding small pieces together. 
I'm looking forward to the video of your unboxing.
#6  
Yes Andy Roid thats exactly the problem this resolves. Printing smaller pieces creates lots of errors, each piece has its own tolerance and adding them all together is a nightmare at times. I would much rather print it as a larger part. I have this "dream" of residential and commercial  service bots, mowing, weed eating, gardening , you name it. But I will never get there assembling complex 3d puzzles for each version. I would have to buy stock in the super glue market.
#7  
At some point after this one is tuned in , I would like to make a 4k DLP resin printer about the same size, the assembly could be upside down.
#8  
I was thinking, you could build a model with breakaway seams, and print it all at once. Then all you would do is cut / break the seams and touch up sand it, and everything would be a perfect fit. 

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#9  
That idea with break away seems is not a bad idea
#10  
Looks like I should be getting the printer kit tommorow
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#11  
Sweet! What's first on the list to print?
#12  
Well I am sure I will do some smaller test prints for calibration and such, but the first really big print probably a Ironman helmet , or maybe a prop Pip Boy from fallout 4.

The box arrived earlier today , I am thinking of doing a livestream to open it and maybe livestream hackchat while I assemble it.