Kogan $699 3d Printer

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  1. Smoke87

    Smoke87 Member

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    Anyone else interested?

    http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/davinci-10-3d-printer/

    I may order one today. I know Kogan can be a horror to deal with for warranty but the printable size and price sounds great. My only concern is whether it can 'print onto' an existing sheet of ABS plastic or 'plasticard', effectively printing whatever model or texture you want onto that surface.
     
  2. akromatic

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    i think you can do alot better for $699 and its useless without a headed bed IMO
     
  3. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    Does the da Vinci have a heated bed? The information I can find says that it does.
     
  4. Billzilla

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    It'll only be good for PLA plastic.
     
  5. JasonBM

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    There's no reason to buy this as the cartridges have usage chips in them so you can't reuse cartridges.
     
  6. HeXa

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    reviews - http://www.amazon.com/XYZprinting-Da-Vinci-1-0-Printer/dp/B00H7VEU0G

    not a problem :leet:

    http://voltivo.com/blog/da-vinci-reset-eeprom

    find another 3D printer this cheap with Australian retail support

    and it does have a heated bed

    does ABS too (iirc, it originally ONLY did ABS - PLA support was later added)

    EDIT: I misunderstood - your reply meant that a cheaper printer would be PLA only :thumbup:
     
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  7. Billzilla

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    Yeah I know they advertise it as being able to do ABS, but if it doesn't have a heated platform they may as well advertise it as being able to use ear wax because that won't work either.
     
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    From what I've read the glass base is heated to 90 degrees. Which worries me as I want to print on plastic sheets :(
     
  9. HeXa

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    so just set the bed temp to something different in the gcode
     
  10. Billzilla

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    You need up around 110° for ABS to work.
    Since it's advertised as using ABS it must have at least that temperature available on the print platform.
     
  11. aXis

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    110deg to help it stick, or to stop warping?

    I print on a 90deg platform with ABS all the time and it generally works fine. Larger flat shapes (more than 100mm) still warp though and can lift sometimes.
     
  12. Billzilla

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    Weird .... I've never heard of anyone printing ABS with the platform that cool. If mine runs too cool I get warping. So I pre-heat the platform for a good 30 minutes with no airflow over it and a glove on top to help insulate it.
     
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    I'd go a solidoodle 2 Pro for similar money.
     
  15. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I'd be interested but I don't think I'd have any real genuine reason to buy one. Not sure what I'd use it for.
     
  16. scorpydude

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    Don't think they have an Australian supplier yet.
     
  17. aXis

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    You can order direct from the US - that's how I got mine.
     
  18. pianoman94

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    How would this compare to the Solidoodle? I've been considering this one but it's a few hundred extra, I'm happy to shell out the extra cash for some extra resolution, but buying local would probably make things easier.
     
  19. alch

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    Ver 1.0? Hah.
    And for that price? Can surely buy it overseas for cheaper and still pay postage and STILL be under 700AUD
     
  20. Meeprawr

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    Oh dear, another unaware soon-to-be victim

    Kogan may parade under an australian office and .com.au address, but their products are in no way local.

    Most of their imported products will not have a valid manufacturer's warranty, and instead you will be given a 'kogan warranty' which is next to useless.
     
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