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Topic # 192046 25-Feb-2016 10:06
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I have one of these at home and am happy with it, though I have no experience with other products.

 

Filament is purchased in a cartridge, but there are workarounds that can be found online so you can refill the cartridges yourself.

 

https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/xyz-printing-da-vinci-1-0-3d-printer 





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  Reply # 1499023 25-Feb-2016 10:14
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wow, that is a good buy.

 

 

 

I have one as well, I had the head replaced due to a design flaw, but errr the importer, cant remember who they are (big company though, just forget the name now) were doing those replacements even out of warranty due to it being a design flaw.

 

I just buy cheaper filament, printed a spool holder and have a usb hack tool to reset a blank cartridge to full so I dont have to use their expensive stuff.




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  Reply # 1499024 25-Feb-2016 10:20
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I think the importer was Commworth Systems, who have since sold their distribution business.

 

What was the head issue?  I've not seen an issue with mine, but it has only had light use.





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  Reply # 1499030 25-Feb-2016 10:44
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nah it was fixed by someone like Fuji or something, big printer company, just cant remember the exact one (was about a year ago).  They were really good, they came to my house (a guy lived close to me, printer was too big for my tiny car at the time) and the returned it the next day all fixed up.

 

I had this issue

 

 

I could just squeeze the wires together at first to get it to work, but then that it completely stopped.  Thought they would just fix those connections but they replaced the entire head with a different unit.




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  Reply # 1499032 25-Feb-2016 10:45
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OK cool, thank you.

 

I would really like one of the twin-extruder models with the scanner built in.  :)





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  Reply # 1499035 25-Feb-2016 10:51
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Looks like they're doing an Apple....

 

 

  • Protect your creations with XYZ DRM system
  • Download and print high quality optimised printing files
  • Buy and sell 3D models using the XYZ Cloud
  • Create a profile, upload and manage files

 

So, first question is.... can you download & print .STL files from anywhere? Or are you tied into their proprietary system?

 

 


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  Reply # 1499037 25-Feb-2016 10:54
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you can download stl from anywhere, I get all my from thingiverse.com

 

its a great little (well massive) 3d printer, its not top of the line, but its good for home use IMO.




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Looks like they're doing an Apple....

 

So, first question is.... can you download & print .STL files from anywhere? Or are you tied into their proprietary system?

 

 

STL files are fine.  I've been designing the odd item in Sketchup and exporting to STL before importing into the Da Vinci software for printing.

 

The 20cm x 20cm x 20cm print area is reasonably generous when compared with similar printers.





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  Reply # 1499040 25-Feb-2016 10:56
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heres the cartridge resetter I'm using, works well, was pretty cheap.  saved heaps on filament using this thing.


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  Reply # 1499042 25-Feb-2016 10:57
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Dynamic:

 

frankv:

 

Looks like they're doing an Apple....

 

So, first question is.... can you download & print .STL files from anywhere? Or are you tied into their proprietary system?

 

 

STL files are fine.  I've been designing the odd item in Sketchup and exporting to STL before importing into the Da Vinci software for printing.

 

The 20cm x 20cm x 20cm print area is reasonably generous when compared with similar printers.

 

 

agreed, 20x20x20cm is pretty big compared to others.


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  Reply # 1499113 25-Feb-2016 13:06
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Ive got to ask, do you actually get $500 of usefulness out of it ?

 

$500 will buy alot of useless plastic widgets, and some 3d printed stuff can often be bought online anyway .
Does the novelty of a this new gadget wear off & it used less & less, or is it being put to good use, and used often to make stuff you actually need

 

Im in the category of really wanting one, but not seeing any real need for one (for me)
The few useful things I could make, I could buy online quite cheap (hobby parts)


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  Reply # 1499116 25-Feb-2016 13:11
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mine gets used every once in a while, i probably wont get my $750 worth (what it cost me), but its really handy having one, and ive printed stuff i wouldnt be able to buy.

 

 

 

so for, its worth it just because when I need it, its there.


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  Reply # 1499137 25-Feb-2016 13:33
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I have an ultimaker. It is at a friends place now because I just dont use it much. If I was still actively designing things it would be awesome.





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  Reply # 1499143 25-Feb-2016 13:36
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I've used mine to print useless widgets with the kids, some very useful non-lethal doorstops (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:200571), and some replacement parts for bordgames with plastic bits.

 

99% of the time it protects that part of my desk from dust.  A young family limits the amount of time I can spend in Sketchup designing my own useless widgets.  My SketchUp skills have thus far prevented me from making something useful - my own 3.5" to 2.5" SSD adapter that lines up the pins nicely for putting an SSD into a hot-swap drive caddy.

 

edit:  also have printed several useful toothpaste tube squeezers :)





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  Reply # 1499163 25-Feb-2016 14:04
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I printed this :) cos who doesn't want a batman budda :)

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1499169 25-Feb-2016 14:17
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I printed this :) cos who doesn't want a batman budda :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect :) This one is almost worth $499. How did you get it so smooth? 


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