Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Prusa i3 printer discussion...the official one from Josef Prusa
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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Postby LePaul » September 29th, 2016, 9:15 am

They mentioned that as a Con on the website, and as UM2 owners, we know it's a challenging filament. I have no use for flexible printing so I'm not worried.

I love my Ultimakers but this printer is so darn cool at way less money. And with the BB-8 project still underway, another printer that can do excellent quality at 1/3 the cost is welcome here! I still have some saving to do to get one. I'm really considering going with the assembled one just so I can have it functioning sooner (but the kit build looks fun!)

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Postby Blizz » September 29th, 2016, 11:05 am

Well since it is a pretty short set of tubes due to lateral movement alone, I don't think the impact of it will be as big as what it is for the UM. If it turns out to be an issue I'll just disable the kit when I want to use flexible filament. It doesn't look like its that much work.
I suspect the kit will only include 3 extruder motors so you probably have to move one back to the head and remove the extra "combiner"-piece.
The rest is probably a toggle in the firmware.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Postby LePaul » September 29th, 2016, 11:13 am

I'm curious how it will work with Cura or Simplify3d

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Postby Blizz » September 29th, 2016, 11:16 am

Models for multi-color usually consist of different objects that touch each other. In the slicer you are able to select the object and assign it to an extruder. I suspect that finding or making those models will be the biggest issue of all. For me personally the printer was most important, but the idea I might be able to use soluble filament as support was pretty exiting :) I suspect it will be easier to assign the support generation to a different extruder than it will be colors.

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Postby LePaul » October 13th, 2016, 12:18 pm

Did yours arrive?

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Re: Original Prusa i3 MK2 review

Postby Blizz » October 15th, 2016, 3:00 am

Still on backorder... And the multi color upgrade will definitely not come at the same time as the printer since it's to be released on Nov 26


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