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ADIMLab 3D Printer Assembled 24V Prusa I3 3D Printing Size 310X310X410 with Heat Bed Glass Control Box PLA Auto leveling Upgrade Available

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.1
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Print Quality
 137
printing, prints, 3d printing, adimlab, group
+87%
-13%
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" ...  I'm new to 3d printing but not to the CNC world.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for a larger printer to print mostly PLA prints. ... I chose this printer for the price vs size, but most importantly, the Facebook community. ... After owning a different printer that also has a grade A group, i knew that would be a plus you can't put a price on. ... The printer is capable of printing very nice pribts after some basic tightening after unpacking. ... Any 3D printer isn't perfect, but this one is a very good printer.  ...  "
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" ...  I know nothing about 3D printing but did some research and found the ADIMLab to be the choice for us. ... For the money, this printer is fantastic. ... It was quick and easy to put together and we had it printing in no time.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the printer on time, It was easy to set up (I took my time and read everything that came with it) all the general information was on the included SD card (which came with a USB card reader). ... It really is a very good printer for the price point. ... I'm new at doing any 3D printing, but I knew I wanted a larger format printer so I would have a much better range of size projects i could do. ... I am very pleased with this being my first 3D printer, but I knew I was going to have a learning curve.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this printer!  ...  "
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" ...  There are great folks over on the FB page for this printer also. ... They have a ton of experience and are all very invested in making sure this printer functions properly and gets praise it deserves. ... Anyone who has any experience in 3D printing knows there is no such thing as a plug and play printer. ... Buy This Printer!!! ... It's weld built and the printing capabilities are endless.  ...  "
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" ...  First of all, I'm very happy with the printer. ... It seems well-made overall, and the first few prints have gone well. ... (It's printing a 5 hour print job as I write this, which is also looking great.) ... WITH ALL THAT SAID: I can print 12" x 12" x 16" with a printer I bought for $370 .  ...  "
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" ...  Update 7-23 Well I have to admit that this printer is durable. ... I had no problems with the print at all. ... Everything is going great with the printer so far. ... It made an improvement on printing. ... This printer is surprising me all the time with the quality of the prints that I can get out of it. ... So when my filament gets here I will do a quick video of the setup and a print start with the included software(updated to current version)  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 35
assembly, simple, setup, machine, easy to use
+97%
-3%
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" ...  The build is EXTREMELY easy, the hardest part (and it isn't even hard) is screwing down the "Z" axises (step one).  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble, easy to set up, just take your time, watch the youtube videos *first* before even unboxing it, and you will be fine.  ...  "
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" ...  This machine is very easy to set up, no joke, in less than 20 min you should be up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to setup and the support is better than any others I have tried. ... Once you have it all set up and running, which is not a super hard process but does require time and patience, it is a solid machine.  ...  "
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" ...  It is VERY easy to build and calibrate.  ...  "
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" ...  It was pretty loose, but an easy fix.  ...  "
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" ...  But was very easy to assemble and use right out of the box .  ...  "
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" ...  Can be a little tricky to adjust for first time user, but well worth it.  ...  "
Setup
 32
assembly, instructions, easy, quick, easy to assemble
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Quick set-up and better than average instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Install/tighten 13 screws and plug the wires in.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up took about 20 minutes and I didn't have any missing parts.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup was very straight forward and I was able to have the build fully complete in only about 15 minutes from the time I had everything out of the box. ... All of the tools needed for setup are included which is nice and the screws on the brackets were pre-set so they just needed to be put in place and tightened.  ...  "
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" ...  This was my first 3D printer, so I wanted something that would be easy to setup, and basically work out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  The assembly time was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  It was fairly easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Assembly was simple thanks to YouTube tutorials.  ...  "
Build Quality
 26
bed, extruder, tightened, stepper, pla
+65%
-35%
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" ...  The build is EXTREMELY easy, the hardest part (and it isn't even hard) is screwing down the "Z" axises (step one).  ...  "
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" ...  I like to find products that look to be the best build quality at a fair consumer price. ... The housing box for the control board is acrylic and seems well built. ... The spool holder is also acrylic and is assembled easily and works good.  ...  "
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" ...  I used esun carbon fiber reinforced nylon filament to make parts for a high powered model rocket because of its strength and heat resistance.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes adjusting the build plate level super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I will admit, I really liked the build method, however, I'd like it alot better of those side re-enforcements were aluminum or steel and not acrylic.  ...  "
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" ...  Design-wise, cords are all over the place. ... Have your other hand ready on the set screws underneath the bed.  ...  "
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" ...  -Dual screw Z-axis. ... -Insulated hotbed with silicone rubber.  ...  "
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" ...  The build area is FREAKING HUGE!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 23
extruder, error, axis, board, filament
+52%
-48%
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" ...  I have a couple other printers, A Delta and a Cartesian . ... UPDATE: I have been running this machine for a couple months now.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m excited to begin doing more complex things in the next few days.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I corrected that error, I was making good parts right away.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it at the beginning of December and have really enjoyed it in the month it's been here.  ...  "
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" ...  Secondly, I printed off a base for an electronic board that I'm working on.  ...  "
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" ...  So far the plain white one has been the most reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I adjusted the z-axis servos to provide a little more adjustment at the bed, things started working just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had this printer since Christmas, and waited to write a review till I had time to play with it.  ...  "
Fit
 19
tighten, bed, tightened, extruder, axis
+53%
-47%
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" ...  The machine has been printing some amazing stuff (I am printing precision fit parts) and I am very pleased with the choice I made.  ...  "
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" ...  Tighten everything up out of the box and all is well.  ...  "
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" ...  Have your other hand ready on the set screws underneath the bed.  ...  "
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" ...  Heat brake stays MUCH cooler and will be much less likely to jam.  ...  "
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" ...  I really wanted to get a larger format printer with minimal build time and this seemed to fit that category. ... I was unsure how a large glass print bed would hold up but it was in great shape. ... The foam packaging was formed to all of the parts of the printer and all of the parts were well protected. ... The spool holder is also acrylic and is assembled easily and works good. ... This is the first time I have used a glass print surface and I chose not to put any adhesive on and the first layer stuck just fine, I'm sure there will be prints in the future where I will need some type of adhesion and there is a glue stick included for that purpose.  ...  "
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" ...  Line up the filament feeder nicely in the middle of the spool holder and put the spool holder in the middle.  ...  "
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" ...  This fit perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  3.Make sure you mount the filament sensor and spool holder as I show in the photo (I also added a thick paper tube cut to size for smoother feeding). ... 4.When you get the nozzle height adjusted properly and use glue stick your parts will stick well.  ...  "
Software Platform
 18
community, adimlab, facebook page, facebook group, error
+72%
-28%
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" ...  Fantastic customer support - using the Facebook page I’ve overcome any error I’ve faced, and they were pretty much all user errors.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the best things about this printer even though it is fairly new it has a growing and active FB community supporting any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the support from the community on Facebook and there is for sure a learning curve, but I think all printers have that!!  ...  "
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" ...  I must have been shipped a great machine because after 1hr of unboxing and setup it was printing with no errors.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using a Mac so I could not use the version of Arduino software they had listed but I had no problems at all! ... So when my filament gets here I will do a quick video of the setup and a print start with the included software(updated to current version)  ...  "
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" ...  But there is a great support and resources facebook group called "ADIMLab 3D Printer" where you can get near immediate responses to questions you might have.  ...  "
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" ...  You can actually get about 315mm x 315mm, so move the part print in the software properly [else it will fall off the edge].  ...  "
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" ...  There is a great support group on Facebook (ADIMLab), plenty of mods and parts on Thingiverse.com (just search ADIMLab on the website), and the company support is top notch!  ...  "
Price
 15
money, spend, price point, excellent, especially
+100%
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" ...  So overall this is a great buy for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The size for the price can’t be beat.  ...  "
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" ...  But making them better is going to cost money and pretty soon you're buying a Lulzbot or something like that.  ...  "
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" ...  Look up the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a perfect example of how ingenuity and excellent production engineering can make an excellent product for a small amount of money.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to find products that look to be the best build quality at a fair consumer price.  ...  "
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" ...  In all a good, buy especially for the price point.  ...  "
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" ...  -Great price for the function.  ...  "
Returns
 13
returned, return, unit, replacement, fix
+46%
-54%
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" ...  Going to return if I can't find help.  ...  "
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" ...  Fifth I am stuck with because I went online to the company for help, did not get any until after the return time expired.  ...  "
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" ...  So, I tried to fix it myself.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned this item.  ...  "
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" ...  I would like for the seller to contact me so I can try to fix it. ... If not I'll try to ask for a return and my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't return but I think mine has some defects.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned the first one.  ...  "
Marketplace
 11
amazon, try, response, replacement, vendor
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Vendor is responding very quickly and I am happy with them. ... Amazon did a great job replacing it.  ...  "
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" ...  Without the community and direct response from the manufacturer, I would have packed this up and sent it back on day 1.  ...  "
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" ...  I put in an order for a replacement fan from another seller altogether(that would arrive in just 2 days).  ...  "
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" ...  Look at the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  They took a while to arrive, but remember where they are shipping from.  ...  "
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" ...  The Amazon PLA has worked well for me and the shipping has been quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipped free replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon was able to send me the second one.  ...  "
Delivery
 9
packed, packaged, box, package, opened
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The machine also came packed very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately customs opened the box but everything was still nicely packed and there was nothing missing.  ...  "
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" ...  The package arrived quick, and it was well packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything arrived intact. ... It arrived the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  I received the package, and it was packaged very well, better than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  The box was also smaller than I imagined which was really nice.  ...  "
Storage
 8
print, test, included, file, supplied
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Just follow the set by step guide included on the SD card, and don't worry if you do not have an SD card reader, it comes with a USB card reader.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with an SD card and an sample to print. ... I inserted the SD card and started to print the box.  ...  "
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" ...  These pictures are from the test part on the supplied SD card, The frogs are the tree frog available on Thingiverse blown up to 200%. ... The bonus is that the printer supports the Flashaire SD cards which allows you to put the printer on your wireless network .  ...  "
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" ...  There are a ton of controls on this, but it's simple to get what you want - print from SD card. ... My PC and printer are side-by-side, so I actually prefer the SD card vs. Wireless - I just feel like there's more control there and fewer break points during 12 hour long prints.  ...  "
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" ...  After the initial set up & test print that comes on the SD card, I dug in and went straight into the biggest print file on the card, the "Okay Hand."  ...  "
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" ...  The included SD card has more current information about the printer, software and applications and it wasn't corrupt as all of the others I have received have been.  ...  "
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" ...  So far I have printed the sample print included on the SD Card which is the large OK hand seen in the picture.  ...  "
Apps
 8
group, community, support, search, responsive
+88%
-13%
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" ...  The online community on the facebook group is fantastic too!  ...  "
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" ...  Facebook community is a great place for info too.  ...  "
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" ...  I use Cura as my slicing software and there are several tutorials to assist you on its operation on YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  The Facebook group is the best support group ever.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a great support group on Facebook (ADIMLab), plenty of mods and parts on Thingiverse.com (just search ADIMLab on the website), and the company support is top notch!  ...  "
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" ...  A quick search on the ADIMLab Facebook group gave me the answer and I was able to press forward. ... The Facebook group is awesome and responsive and everyone is extremely helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  - The Manufacturer is very active and responsive to the Facebook Community.  ...  "
Cleaning
 8
nozzle, dirty, prints, cleaning, sticks
+100%
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" ...  I also recommend getting some cleaning filament. ... Just run a few mm through your nozzle when changing filaments, or after a long print, to keep it clean. ... It goes a long way to help prevent clogging your nozzle. ... Keep it maintained and clean, and it should last and serve you well.  ...  "
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" ...  It takes some effort to get it dialed in but once you do you will be getting just as clean of prints as machines that cost over double the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Before they arrived I did some tinkering and straightened everything out underneath and it is rolling smooth and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  For adhesion, I started with glue sticks, but then a friend suggested just keeping it clean and wiping down with rubbing alcohol after/before each use, and just like that I haven't lost adhesion on anything since and don't even use glue sticks now.  ...  "
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" ...  It cleaned up the looseness in the axis travel.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought an assortment of nozzle sizes so I can use a bigger one for large, quick and dirty prints, and a smaller one for finer detailed prints.  ...  "
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" ...  It was also very clean.  ...  "
Cables
 7
cable, wire, protected, place, marked
+71%
-29%
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" ...  1) Direct drive extruder with well placed cable chain and distribution board  ...  "
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" ...  All of the wires are in cloth wire wraps for neatness and clearly marked as to their function. ... Install/tighten 13 screws and plug the wires in.  ...  "
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" ...  Design-wise, cords are all over the place.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to assemble and though the instruction might be a little hard to grasp, every cable is marked and the pictures in the assembly book are all you need.  ...  "
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" ...  The cables have a nice sheathing to keep them protected. ... I really like the cable chain to keep the extruder cable protected and it is actually injection molded which is really nice.  ...  "
For Running
 6
run, time, fan
+100%
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" ...  Update: now that I have it set up it does run pretty well.  ...  "
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" ...  I was up and running in no time at all.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been running this near nonstop and it has been a work horse.  ...  "
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" ...  I got mine up and running in about 20 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I was a little skeptical when I purchased this but within 4 hours of taking this out of the box, it was up and running flawlessly.  ...  "
For Fun
 6
printed, one, support
+100%
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" ...  Been having fun with it from day one.  ...  "
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" ...  Most of all, Have Fun.  ...  "
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" ...  I printed some really fun stuff on it.  ...  "
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" ...  My son and I have printed so many things with it, so much fun.  ...  "
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" ...  This was more of a "for fun" project, so I wasn't going for bang for buck on this one.  ...  "
Volume
 6
price, build volume, volume, print, able
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I have student version of solidworks and am able to print whatever I design up to a cubic foot in volume.  ...  "
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" ...  The price for this build volume is great also and I was able to slice just once for larger parts vs 4 times on a smaller build volume printer.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want a great build volume for price then I would easily recommend this printer.  ...  "
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" ...  I really was unsure what to expect with this printer with it being a new brand, but for the price for the build volume I really could just not pass it up.  ...  "
Other
 5
filament, inductive, extruder, easy, really
+100%
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" ...  The filament sensor is mounted on the top of the gantry just below the filament spool. ... I think relocating the sensor on the extruder frame will work better.  ...  "
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" ...  -Removed filament detection sensor.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality, generous price, and I'd absolutely recommend the inductive level sensor upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE: 8/8/18 If you add the proximity sensor as instructed the connector to make it really easy to plug it in to the controller board is a JST XH 2S type connector.  ...  "
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" ...  This will allow the easy addition of a capacitive sensor for automatic bed leveling.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
top, new, flipped, bed, went
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Then I went to "Home" the extruder and the screen went black.  ...  "
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" ...  I flipped the glass but that didn't help much.  ...  "
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" ...  Another thing was the glass that comes with the bed was uneven in the center. ... I flipped the glass, I leveled with the bed heated.  ...  "
Design
 5
looking, look, good, touch, really
+100%
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" ...  I haven't glued it all together yet but everything is looking awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Good work ADIMLabs on a great product and look forward to your next.  ...  "
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" ...  If your looking look no farther.  ...  "
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" ...  Was impressed with how much thought went into the design to make it easily build-able and have tight tolerances.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
one, learning, fun
+100%
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" ...  My son is more adept at some parts of the process and I am more knowledgeable in others, so we are learning from each other and it is the best time ever!  ...  "
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" ...  As soon as ADIM gets it worked out they will be my golden child.  ...  "
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" ...  Grandson loves it and is adding on  ...  "
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" ...  This was more of a "for fun" project, so I wasn't going for bang for buck on this one.  ...  "
Controls
 4
control, turning, unit, switch, light
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Second, control box went up in smoke with in a half an hour of turning it on.  ...  "
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" ...  Only con's would be the control unit instructions (if you view the video's, the unit display is in chinese) being pretty limited in explanation and man, getting the plate level was a little pain staking.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
videos, watch, video, take
+100%
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" ...  It was a breeze to assemble just watching a few videos on YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  I made sure to level the base according to the YouTube video as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Just relax and take your time, watch assembly videos and read.  ...  "
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" ...  Fortunately, I searched YouTube for each video by title and found them.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
time, super, running, patience, fast
+100%
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" ...  Measured some build tolerances versus settings (speeds, layerheight, etc) with very acceptable results.  ...  "
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" ...  I have reached out to Adimlab Joseph on facebook and the response is VERY fast! ... Once you have it all set up and running, which is not a super hard process but does require time and patience, it is a solid machine.  ...  "
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" ...  My patience paid off with a great running machine that runs and operates above even my own high expectations.  ...  "
Features
 4
turning, switch, light, leveling, correctly
+100%
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" ...  It had great reviews and a lot of neat features at a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  + HUGE WORLD OF WAR CRAFT LAMP SHADE  ...  "
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" ...  Based on features and quality alone, probably not.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m working on implementing auto leveling so look forward to that.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 3
photos, prints
+100%
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" ...  The photos I've included show my first attempts at D&D prints - I've been happy with how they've turned out.  ...  "
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" ...  I have printed a few things since yesterday and the quality is what you see in other reviewers photos.  ...  "
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" ...  I also tried auto leveling method, and it worked really well (see picture).  ...  "
Display Clarity
 3
display, went, longer
-100%
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" ...  Then I went to "Home" the extruder and the screen went black.  ...  "
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" ...  After one day the display no longer turned on and the unit would no longer boot.  ...  "
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" ...  After all the setup hurdles LCD has missing vertical lines.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
hands, hand, bed, get, feels
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  This means someone else has had their hands on it between the manufacturer and me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Have your other hand ready on the set screws underneath the bed.  ...  "

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