Post by 3dprintingmeathead on Sept 12, 2018 19:43:36 GMT
Wow, they might have something here. I dont like the thermal break on that hot end, looks too long but might he just for display purposes, not tight. The extruder moves with the z carriage, less awkward positions for that Bowden, looks like metal y carriage, pretty thin, might warp like on the wanhaw monoprice but a step in the right direction. I saw a prototype of that hot end mount last year, the cooling fan design looks functional at least, filament sensor, linear guide rails, this thing might really perform. The roller system on the z was a flop on a lot of other printers because the brackets were acrylic, and with the cam system used to tension the pulleys, an oblong hole and shaft, it would wear through the acrylic. This should do much better than those based on what I've seen from the pictures. And I begged them to ditch that all metal extruder, I hated that thing. Really glad to see that gone. I'll have to study the pictures to spot some more differences and get a follow up post going.
Post by 3dprintingmeathead on Sept 12, 2018 19:55:13 GMT
Already back. In one of the shots you can see the bed level sensor, a round one, not that annoying cube that likes to come loose over time. Huge bonus. Def looks like a metal y carriage, the extruder design looks great, very small gap between the gear and the feed tube, should help a lot with stiffer filament. Seems like they released a few new models, I really like that dp6 linear guide rails all around, touchscreen, I'm not a huge fan of stamped sheet metal frames but i never had the urge to make my printer bigger so I'd be fine with that. O worked with them a little in the past, we exchanged ideas on improving the dp5 I suggested the metal carriage, extruder and leveling sensor, and shared some firmware, but that sent me a model that had none of those improvements. Was going to make an assembly video for them but my pc broke and I was kinda frustrated with all that brainstorming and seeing nothing done so I kinda went my own way. But I'm glad to see they made some pretty special printers, I'm happy for them.