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Old May 1st, 2018, 04:38 PM #21
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It's a Monoprice Architect, which is a rebranded Qidi, which is a clone of the Flashforge Creator, which is a clone of the Makerbot Replicator 1 Dual.

HOWEVER, I have upgraded the living hell out of the printer since I bought it, so your results may vary. Depending on your needs, the Monoprice Maker Ultimate and Maker Select could probably do the job.
I've been looking to get into 3d printing, and this might put me over the edge

what upgrades have you done to yours?
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Old May 1st, 2018, 04:49 PM #22
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I've been looking to get into 3d printing, and this might put me over the edge

what upgrades have you done to yours?
Removable magnetic glass heated bed, upgraded power supply, rail tightening, plastic enclosure walls, dual Micro Swiss extruders, etc. Only thing it doesn't have that I wish it did was auto-leveling/tramming.

Simplify3D was also worth paying for. SO much better controls over print settings, and it can do some very useful tricks for hard prints. Meshmixer is the other essential bit of software that I use, because it produces amazing supports.
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Removable magnetic glass heated bed, upgraded power supply, rail tightening, plastic enclosure walls, dual Micro Swiss extruders, etc. Only thing it doesn't have that I wish it did was auto-leveling/tramming.



Simplify3D was also worth paying for. SO much better controls over print settings, and it can do some very useful tricks for hard prints. Meshmixer is the other essential bit of software that I use, because it produces amazing supports.


Auto leveling is really worth the $60 upgrade in pressure sensors if the board already has the inputs.

I also agree that Simplify 3D is well worth the $95 price tag. I really struggled with Cura.

Oh what modeling software are you using?

Nice work by the way. I have been thinking of machining a 10/22 receiver out of aluminum plates and blocks.
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Old August 11th, 2018, 07:29 PM #24
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Have you shot this yet, OP?
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Have you shot this yet, OP?
Sure, a few times now. Shoots fine, seems to hold a zero. Bolt doesn't cycle smoothly, but I imagine it would wear in if I shot it enough. No signs of undue wear.
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nice! Thank you for the reply
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