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« on: January 13, 2016, 08:23:24 AM »

http://printm3d.com/themicro/

Anyone have any ideas about this?

Cheaper than the laser cutter I was looking at.

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 07:16:30 PM »

I'm kinda tempted, but there's no gallery of prints or good closeup photos to see what the quality actually is.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 12:42:31 PM »

I found a forum for their users.
https://printm3d.com/community/viewforum.php?f=11&sid=4905215d889d7e3d583653f7567362ca

I am not impressed......

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 01:39:11 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 06:03:27 PM »

A coworker bought one of these, it broke down after about 30-40 prints, the customer service department has been offline since late December so he hasn't been able to get hold of anybody yet.  The quality of the prints are not what I would consider to be good enough for fine scale modeling, though it's possible he had it on a lower quality setting to get his printouts faster, the printer would take 3-4 hours to print something a little bigger than a cubic inch.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 03:01:58 PM »

I also have a friend who gave it a try calls it a waste of $$$$. He couldn't get any customer support when he ran into problems.....Allan
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 10:50:31 AM »

My coworker still has received no response even though their warranty application form says 2-5 days, it's been nearly a month for him now.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2016, 01:11:02 PM »

Hi Folks!

Been away from the forums for quite some time.... Life got in the way of hobbies for a while.  Finally getting back to making time for the important things in life (model making!!)

My wife and I had been researching 3D printers for the past 2 years for making model masters. We finally settled on a 3DS Projet 1200 which we just unboxed over the xmas season.  It is a small print area, but does the resolution that we want to see for scale modeling. expensive at $4900 but worth every penny. Plugged it in and started printing....  of course I am lucky that I can leverage my wife and her/my business expenses to try to justify the expense.

As mentioned here before, there is still no free lunch when it comes to 3D printing. the "Micro" filament machine mentioned is a very basic unit that does not do the types of things we need in high detail. SLA still seems to be the gold standard for now!!

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 02:08:06 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 03:31:31 PM »

Thanks Ray, it has been a while, though I have been lurking regularly.... just not able to add much value to what this group is able to produce!!
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