Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

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Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by LePaul » September 21st, 2016, 10:19 am

I guess what really impresses me about this Origianl Prusa i3 MK2 is Ultimaker quality at a much less price point.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by Neotko » September 21st, 2016, 11:20 am

Yeah well, the close up has some clear issues with the z and the lines are less clear. Ofc a good test would be to use almost the same settings and same material (at least color & brand).

But it looks like a solid nice diy printer for modders.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by LePaul » September 21st, 2016, 1:49 pm

I've always liked the Prusa printers...I read about them a lot before deciding to purchase my Ultimaker Original 3 years ago.

I'd love to have one, plus more Ultimakers :)

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by Izzy » September 21st, 2016, 3:49 pm

A great plus for the Ultimaker is that it's enclosed, ideal for those of us with cats, I'm just redesigning my UM2 hood, I won't be able to finish it before I go on Holiday so it will have to wait until I get back.
Izzy.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by martin-bienz » September 22nd, 2016, 2:33 am

Neotko wrote: But it looks like a solid nice diy printer for modders.
Hehe... I feel exactly the same about my UMO! :)

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by MTVDNA » September 22nd, 2016, 3:22 am

Neotko wrote:Yeah well, the close up has some clear issues with the z and the lines are less clear. Ofc a good test would be to use almost the same settings and same material (at least color & brand).

But it looks like a solid nice diy printer for modders.
I agree, both prints don't look that great imho. Also concluding that the printers perform equally after just 1 print is jumping the gun a bit.

Still, the printer looks good.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by LePaul » September 22nd, 2016, 10:30 am

Well I would love to obtain one and match it up with the UMO and Ultimaker 2 I have. Could be fun content for a future video :)
Let's see how well a $800 is versus a $2400 one

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by MTVDNA » September 27th, 2016, 4:44 pm

I found this review from Thomas Sanladerer much more informative.


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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by LePaul » September 27th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Yeah I posted that in another thread

Impressive little printer

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by MTVDNA » September 28th, 2016, 3:38 am

Ah, I hadn't noticed that. Its prints are indeed very impressive.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by nilrog » September 28th, 2016, 9:06 am

This just came in...quad (or dual) extrusion upgrade for the Mk2:
http://prusaprinters.org/original-prusa ... e-release/

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by LePaul » September 28th, 2016, 9:17 am

Nice video on it too


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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by LePaul » September 28th, 2016, 9:18 am

I wonder if he will offer a larger print bed offering...something 12 in x 12 in x 12 in or more

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Post by Blizz » September 29th, 2016, 4:39 am

As mentioned in the other topic with the i3 video, I just purchased the printer and the 4 color upgrade kit. We'll see when they arrive.
If they're here and you guys have questions or want to see specific things being printed, let me know :)

Only thing I'm a bit scared of is that they went from direct drive to boden tubes... hopefully that doesn't have a too big of an impact on flexible filaments.

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