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Wanhao i3 Duplicator V2

A step in the dark.

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Colin Leighfield22/12/2016 22:12:46
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There's no chance of getting a Malyan 150 or 180 in reasonable time, so looking at the information I can find I've decided that the Wanhao i3 Duplicator looks promising. All the write-ups I've seen are good. It appears to have everything I will need included a heated glass bed. It's coming from Technology Outlet and delivery will be after 10 January. Total cost including print spray pro-pack and 1kg of filament +vat is £334. I'm told that's all I need to get started. I'm totally green and clueless, but hopefully I will work my through it.

Ian Jones22/12/2016 23:59:37
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Sounds like a good deal, looking forward to hearing how you go on with it.

Edited By Ian Jones on 22/12/2016 23:59:46

Colin Leighfield23/12/2016 13:05:17
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It will probably be a slow start Ian, I have a lot to learn.

Tony Bennett23/12/2016 13:26:05
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can you teach me while you are at it.

Colin Leighfield23/12/2016 15:21:46
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Certainly Tony, it will be the blind leading the blind, but I think you're quicker on the uptake than I am!

Tony Bennett23/12/2016 17:13:39
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yeah riiight.

McG 696923/12/2016 17:37:19
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May I be "blind" as well now, please... just for this post?

Following with interest, Colin. And quite 'envious', I must admit. blush

Cheers

Chris

Colin Leighfield23/12/2016 18:52:55
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Please do Chris. It will probably be hilarious because I don't even know where to begin!

Graham Russell23/12/2016 20:27:53
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I'm another interested follower.

just started trying to get to grips with 123d software.

Colin Leighfield23/12/2016 21:51:10
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Hi Graham. Now you've got me. What's 123d software? I probably need to know! (I am the very definition of dim).

Graham Russell23/12/2016 22:27:46
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It's a bit like tinkercadd. It's software that you develop your 3d object on that you want to print. There are other threads on this forum about 3d printing.

Graham

oldgit23/12/2016 23:00:03
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colin

dont worry Im on day 2 and if your like me you will be printing "off the shelf" upgrades for your printer so you will soon get used to it wink

Colin Leighfield24/12/2016 12:13:24
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Thank you Graham and oldgit! I'm sure that we'll get there.

Colin Leighfield11/01/2017 19:25:13
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It looks as if I should open this, it arrived today!img_0305.jpg

McG 696911/01/2017 19:49:54
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I certainly wouldn't open it, Colin. angel

Think about your Chipmunk build that you finally promised to go on with !!! devil

Cheers

Chris

Colin Leighfield11/01/2017 23:03:48
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img_0306.jpgimg_0307.jpgimg_0308.jpgimg_0308.jpgimg_0309.jpgimg_0310.jpgChris, you're right. I'be been an idiot all of my life.img_0311.jpg

Ian Jones12/01/2017 00:15:38
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Wahao, that looks the biz (sorry!).

Colin Leighfield12/01/2017 08:52:14
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You're right though Ian, it is! Very little to do out of the box. Fix the tower and the bed together with 4 small Allan head bolts and plug in some connectors. Turn it on and follow the instructions, which are good. They have to be with a dimwit like me!

I'll be going steady with this, too many other things to do and learn, but it looks promising, very pleased so far. It's got the heated glass bed that everyone seems to think is important and I've got a kg. pack of the pla to get started. Very pleased with Technology Outlet so far, I think that for something that is basically ready to go as received this is good value. I'll see if I can run it tonight.

 

 

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 12/01/2017 08:53:36

Andy Meade12/01/2017 09:02:15
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Nice yes Is that a big silver spray can of bed release (hair spray!) that came with it?

oldgit12/01/2017 09:50:43
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andy

its not a release its the opposite - to hold the print on the bed - i use photo mount out the pound shop

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