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    Folks,

    I have some exciting news. Right now I have 3 new printers in the DrVAX lab that I will be reviewing. The first, that I am working on right now is an unannounced upgrade to one of the Monoprice small format entry-level models. Based on my initial testing this might be the easiest first 3d printer a user could start with if they are ok with a very small print volume. The advantage of the small print volume is that the machine is as portable as a sewing machine or stand mixer. You could take it out of the closet when you want to use it and then store it back in the closet.

    Here are the next two machines I will be reviewing after that.

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    The Flashforge is their Creator Pro 2 model which is IDEX. YES. I will be reviewing two dual-extruder 3d printers. Flashforge is an interesting company and I have not reviewed their products in the past. They make both consumer-grade and professional products. In terms of infrastructure, they are probably the closest to Prusa with their own slicer and "real" support. It will be interesting.

    On the other hand, the specs on the JGMaker Artist D Pro are spectacular. It will be a busy month.

    I want to give a shout-out to Ender5r who has posted his initial experiences with the Artist D. These will be helpful to everyone.

    Irv

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    I guess that rules out new MP Mini Delta v2 for review machine which they announced it back in January. I haven't seen a good review yet.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Cheers

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    • #3
      Interesting. Yes, that is the printer I am reviewing. The MP Mini Delta v2. In fact, it is printing in the background right now. I did not know it was formally announced since it is not on their website yet.

      Here is a couple of preview comments for the forum readers:

      1. It has all new firmware which is quite impressive and uses the touch screen extremely well.
      2. It ships with a stylus since the touch screen is a bit small, very responsive but small, so if you have fat fingers you will want to use a stylus.
      2. A set of new calibration features in the firmware, in conjunction with their recommendation to use a raft, has solved the problems I had with the V1 and prints sticking.
      3. As with all delta 3d printers it is fun to watch.
      4. My sd card had both Cura and Wiibuilder (windows only) on the card. It was Cura 4.3 which is not too bad.

      More to come.

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      • #4
        Great news! Here is a link to the announcement ("shipping in February"!). In addition to the points above, I'd be curious to know how the heated bed performs. I've been waiting for this printer to be released to see if it might be appropriate for my nephew. Now, I'll be able to point them to your review!

        Thanks again

        Edit: The original mini Delta now is listed for $140! (open box)
        Last edited by Alan; 04-30-2021, 04:11 PM.

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