I have recieved and built my formbot voron 2.4 r2 kit and everything was well packaged and organized. It was an easy build when you have all the right parts in one package, highly recommend.
i bought a Lotmaxx dual color 3d printer and love it. Since day one they have helped with the ordering process as well as tracking info, and when i got my 3d printer they help on and technical support as well. in fact i may buy another 3d printer soon maybe after the first of the year.
the Tech support has been awesome when i needed something due to i am new to 3d printing and they helped out great. i would and will strongly recommend them to all my friends. thank you for all the help and great service,and products.
below is a baby yoda that i messed up on the design side but still came out great.
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I was just like you, reading reviews and contemplating if I should meander in to the world of CNC machines, a world that I know nothing about. If you're searching for these machines, you're already interested - so the only thing I can tell you is - get it.
I have basic knowledge when it comes to electronics/hardware/software, if you're completely new to these things, the setup and usage may be slightly intimidating, but it IS easy enough that anyone can do it by following basic instructions. Like most mention - instruction manuals aren't the easiest to understand (for anything) but there are a ton of user videos all across the interwebs showing you how to set up/run the 3018. (seriously, if you need to learn anything, ever, about anything, ever, just YouTube or TikTok that ish)
Out of box - I was a bit anxious. Any time you're opening a package that has hundreds of tiny parts it can seem like an uphill battle. If you dedicate a half hour or so of watching a set up video (all the way through), then setting it up while watching it again, it makes this set up a breeze. I had mine completed in about an hour, and after a minor issue was up and running. The V Bits that come with the machine are what I use most for cutting out designs. I also purchased some straight bits to use which, to me, are necessary if you're cutting out large pockets of material. As far as while this machine is running, people have mentioned noise quite often in reviews. I did not find the noise to be overwhelming. I have the 3018 set up in a room inside my house, and with the door shut, it doesn't disturb us at all.
I use a Mac currently. I hate it, I was born and raised on a PC. So far I have found that Easel (it's a free application from inventables) is the easiest and most user friendly application to send G-Code, or your designs, to the machine. It's also incredibly user friendly for creating new designs for your 3018 if you're less than a novice and don't use any number of graphic suites (inkscape, illustrator, photoshop) along with Fusion 360 to create toolpaths for your designs. Windows users have a ton of more options to utilize your machine while connected to a computer, or you can upload your codes to the controller that comes with the machine to create your projects.
I have used the 3018 quite often in the month I have had it. As always, there is trial and error involved. There is a learning curve when it comes to types materials to cut/carve at what speeds, and what types of bits to use. As you try a few projects here and there, you'll get much more comfortable about what to cut, and how to cut it. You can research and read about spindle speeds/materials/bits as much as you want, but you'll inevitably learn more from trial and error after having that basic knowledge from your prior research. So far I have mainly used MDF for my projects, though when attempting to use it on acrylic and copper, I can see the vast potential this machine has.
CUSTOMER SERVICE for this product awesome. I had an minor issue during set up, and I was sent a replacement part incredibly quick. I was up and running the same week I received the machine. I have seen reviews complaining, but my experience reflects all of the glowing reviews about the help I received.
This isn't a plug and play machine. You have to set it up. You have to learn it. At the price point, and with the capabilities this machine has - it is the PERFECT starter machine to get into the world of CNCs. All I can say is that you won't regret this if you try it. I'll upgrade the bed of the machine for larger projects, and eventually invest in the laser module to play with that as well. I would definitely recommend this machine and I would buy it again.
This laser has made my home based business a game changer!! Thank you for making a great product!!
I was so happy at the arrival of my XTool D1. I had it together and running within an hour and was very impressed with the quality of instructions, detail of adjustment procedures and the general quality and sturdiness of the machine. I've done several little projects with it, and can't wait to get the 20W laser upgrade and the extension upgrade. I've been using LaserBox software, but I'm going to look into LightBurn soon. I have too many ideas and not enough time, but I'm going to make some time and get my ideas into vector format and start cutting. I highly recommend this machine.
I had use a bunch of lasers in the past but this one by far is the best!! Easy set up, plug and play basically
Easy setup, great quality. Easy to figure out and get up and running. Great asset to my wood working business. Cant wait to get some accessories for it now!
The Xtool D1 10w is our first foray into lasers in general. We are very happy with its construction and performance. Every time we use it, we gain more and more knowledge and get ever more excited about what the next thing we will do with it.
It scanned good out of the box, but I could not get it calibrated. I worked with support and the were very helpful. Looking forward to scanning a variety of different objects now. So far my scans are very accurate.
I was contracted to reproduce a carved piece of crown moulding. When I took the job I didn't know how I was going to make it. Last resort, I could hand carve it. There was 30 feet and that would have taken me weeks to carve. I bought the EinScan and tried it for the first time. It was easy to set up. The software is incredible. After scanning, I wrote a program for my CNC. It did such a nice job that I only had to touch up each piece. The project only took one week. Can't wait to try my next project.
I really like this scanner. The accuracy and resolution are great in both, auto scan using the turntable or free scan using the tripod. The software is easy to use and has some good scan repair features. It’s been able to scan almost everything I’ve needed to scan.
This is an excellent printer, the most appealing part of which is its bed: forget about blue tape, kapton or any of that: your prints stick to that bed perfectly and predictably, and then you can remove them by simply pulling off the bed and twisting it. For me, that alone is worth the price of admission, but the rest of the thing is great, too, as is 3D Printers Workshop and Makerbot's customer service. Recently, experimental nozzles have become available for it from the manufacturer, along with such things as PLA filament containing wood, and so on, which greatly expands the capability of the printer beyond the basic PLA which, until recently, was all it could use.
I wanted to play around with some desktop engraving and came across this gem. After getting the hang of the software I was up and running pretty quickly. I’m pretty impressed with the quality of the engravings on a whole bunch of materials that I tried. It tackled wood, Ceramic, leather, and more like a champ. I got a few gift projects in mind that I’m sure the family will love once they are done. Assembly of the whole thing only took me about 30 minutes and I could have shaved 10 minutes if I didn’t put one of the extrusions on backward at first. Adjusting the focal length is really easy with the provided tool for distance and thumbscrew adjustments. Make sure you have good ventilation when using this laser as some materials will make a lot of smoke quickly and never look at the laser without the provided lenses!
This is a five star review in all categories!
I have another laser for three years and wanted another machine for extra crafting job requests. The xToolM1 is portable and easy to set up for my small house. My favorite tool is the rotary attachment! I make beautiful gifts for friends and family and set up several items for sale this holiday season.