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Andy Meade08/02/2017 11:13:05
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A work colleague passed this on to me today

Looks good for a first printer yes

Colin Bernard08/02/2017 11:47:08
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Looks interesting Andy with it having auto-levelling and filament feed - but make sure you read reviews. Two things I have noticed are firstly you can only use PLA, which is not generally a problem but occasionally there may be a need to use ABS, nylon etc.

A bigger problem is that according to one of the quotes I read you are locked in to their filaments as they use chipped spools which cannot be refilled. (Reviews here and here)

Andy Meade08/02/2017 11:52:18
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There are ways around the filament chips with a simple Arduino hack, but I didn't think the prices for the filament were too bad actually! I pay about £19 per kg of ABS for my Up, but the official PLA seems to be about £26. For me, only using PLA wouldn't be ideal, admittedly.

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