I thought I would let everyone know .... after many hours struggling to print the EZ bits with my RepRap printer, I decided to buy an amazing new printer to get the awesome prints that my new bots deserve!
I reasearched every printer I could possibly think of - the new MBI 5th generation printers, the Ultimaker 2, the Replicator 2 etc and eventually stumbled across a company that have been getting the most phenomenal reviews for print quality.
The company is called Zortrax and they were a Kickstarter team from Poland. I started posting on their forum and told them that I had been having trouble printing robot parts. I posted a couple of EZ parts and asked whether the owners theought they would be better with Zortrax M200 printer. To my amazement, their support team went and checked out the STLs and said that the printer would do a great job - but then told me that they had loaded the files (all of 3 of them - including JD's face) and were printing them to demo exactly how they would turn out. Try getting Makerbot to do that !
You have to go an check out the photo's they posted of the results - they look TOTALLY INCREDIBLE !
I thought that they really deserved a mention on here in case anyone else was looking for a new printer. From the owners themselves that I have chatted with, they are all confirming that the printer does what the development team originally promised - that the printer is capable of making dimensionally accurate parts time after time, without having to tweak millions of variables. Several have MBI Replicator 2 printers too and have said that the M200 wipes the floor with them so it must be good. Even Dell have purchsed 5000 of them for their own use (despite selling MBI printers to everyone else) so it shows what they think!
Anyway, here's the link:
The EZ Prints !
BTW - I promise I have nothing to do with the company (well you will see that from my posts if you read them on there.
I was just so impressed - it's rare to find a company (other than DJ and his team) that deliver such perfect customer service so I felt they earned a mention to you guys too. Most people just complain and never say when they have a good experience with a company so I wanted to change that.
I just have to wait a couple of weeks for the delivery !