The D300 V-Slot 3D Printer Kit is BIG with a 300mm heatbed and 445mm max Z! Its all metal frame is RIGID using 2040 towers. At its heart is the Duet Wifi motion controller with its awesome WEB based interface.
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Nothing quite captures the imagination like a Delta style 3D printer in action. The UltiBots D300VS is a fun kit to assemble and print from. It has a 300mm heated bed with an aluminum heat spreader and Kapton Heater. This kit uses a PG35L geared motor directly mounted to the effector. Our Micro Extruder is compact, lightweight, proven and prints flexible materials like NinjaFlex and TPU. It is unlike Bowden tube style extruders because the filament is fed directly into the E3D Hot End. Together with V-Slot extrusion and wheels this kit is straight forward and less complicated to build compared to many FFF 3D printers.
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*** Not all companies publish Z height correctly. Z height varies from the Peak Z to the Perimeter Z. Be sure to research and compare TRUE Z heights. D300VS Peak Z = 445mm and Perimeter Z = 385mm. Peak Z = max Z height when all carriages are in the home position. Perimeter Z = max Z height when the print nozzle is over the outer perimeter and one carriage is in the home position.
NOTE: A PROFESSIONAL BUILD GUIDE IS BEING DEVELOPED AND SHOULD BE AVAILABLE LATER IN APRIL. THE DESIGN IS GENERALLY STATIC BUT IMPROVEMENTS ARE POSSIBLE. PERSONAL SUPPORT DURING YOUR BUILD, LEVELING, AND CALIBRATION IS AVAILABLE. DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE KIT, ECONOMICAL USPS SHIPPING IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ALL COUNTRIES. WE ARE WORKING WITH OTHER SHIPPING CARRIERS TO RESOLVE THIS.
THIS PRINTER IS NOT AN ORDINARY PIECE OF CONSUMER ELECTRONICS. BUILDING THIS KIT REQUIRES FAMILIARIZATION WITH HAND TOOLS, BASIC SOLDERING, ELECTRONICS, SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION. DURING INITIAL CALIBRATION THIS KIT REQUIRES SOME PATIENCE AND PRACTICE TO SETUP AND OPERATE WELL. BEING THAT THIS KIT IS A REPRAP DERIVATIVE, THERE IS A STRONG SUPPORT COMMUNITY WITH LOTS OF EXPERIENCE AND ADVICE. AS ALWAYS ULTIBOTS WILL HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL AND ACHIEVE QUALITY PRINTS. THIS PRINTER IS NOT A TOY AND DEATH OR INJURY / DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAN RESULT FROM USE OR MISUSE. YOU SHOULD FULLY UNDERSTAND OUR TERMS BEFORE PURCHASING.
Posted by Vic on 1st Mar 2017
Everything about this machine screams high quality from the electronics to the hardware Brad did an excellent job at piecing together an amazing printer and it shows. As a previous owner of a Rostock MAX V2 I am absolutely blown away by the D300VS. The the days of spending hours trying to calibrate my machine only to get mediocre prints are gone, this thing just prints and it does it beautifully. If your in the market for a delta backed by some excellent support then look no further this is your printer!
Posted by Bill M on 24th Jan 2017
TLDR - Get yours now before the rest of the community notices this printer and you have a 6+ week lead time like Prusa!
If this printer had a more detailed assembly guide, it would be the Prusa Mk2 of delta's. While researching my next printer, I was ready to go with the Rostock Max V3 from SeeMeCNC, but couldn't shake the disatisfaction with the wood used in the frame. Delta's are a 'simple' design so I decided to see if I could self source all the parts, as I put together my components list, I stumbled on this hidden gem of a printer. Every component I had selected from all the top threads on delta's was already in this beast with no chance of me missing something crucial. After a couple questions, which Brad answered via a phone call, his passion for the kit and knowledgable answers quickly convinced me that this was the way to go.
The assembly took me a couple evenings - maybe 12 hours total with only a few snags (because I didn't read the directions well enough). All issues past first print were completely self inflicted, but Brad helped with them and got me back up and printing in no time.
My short list of changes for the printer are to swap out the extruder fan with a heatsink (also sold here) so I can software control the LEDs. And looking for a way to seal in the electronics compartment so nothing falls in there. As another reviewer said, I'd love to see the Panel Due as an option - but I'm not convinced it's worth another $100 to the price. Use any old phone or tablet you have laying around, it'll work just as good.
Posted by Steve L on 11th Jan 2017
This was my first 3D printer build, and I spent quite a bit of time researching printers before I pulled the trigger on the D300VS. I became captivated by the simplicity and elegance of the Delta style printers, and I soon decided that I wanted to build one. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, but I'm also budget conscious. I was torn between purchasing a cheap printer initially and upgrading it over time, or spending more up front for a higher quality printer that I knew I would be happy with. The D300VS hit all of the items on my wish list.
The main selling points for me were:
1) Duet WiFi controller, which has a sleek web browser based control interface and quiet TMC2660 stepper drivers.
2) Quality (E3Dv6) all metal hotend. (I've read that the hotends provided with many cheap printers are complete garbage)
3) Lightweight direct extruder that will allow me to print flexible materials without the issues associated with Bowden tubes.
4) Super beefy 2040 towers, and aluminum extruded corners so that the frame is accurate and rigid.
5) FSR system for auto-leveling the bed.
The printer arrived right on time, 10 days after I placed the order. I was initially surprised at the small size of the package, but it turns out the printer was packed in 2 separate boxes, and one of them arrived before the other. The contents were packed well, and none of the parts were damaged. I was absolutely amazed at the attention to detail shown by Ultibots when packing the printer parts. All of the small parts (literally hundreds of them!) were grouped together logically into separate bags. Each bag came with a printed label that categorizes the group of parts, and an itemized list of all the parts contained within it.
I assembled the printer over the course of several days, spending a few hours each day. I'm glad my son was around to help, because some of the steps are easier with 2 people, especially the bottom and top frame "triangles". All of the information required to build the printer is located in the K250VS build guide (on google drive), in the D300VS YouTube videos, or in the ever-growing Q&A document. I did have a few questions, which were answered promptly either through the Q&A document, the Ultibots support email, or via phone calls. Throughout the process, Brad was very responsive to my questions, and I really appreciated his willingness to call me up and talk through some of the questions that I had. Any chance I'd get support like that if I purchased a cheap Chinese kit? No way!! This level of support completely makes up for the lack of a comprehensive single-source build manual.
I did have one issue while building the kit: One of the 9 aluminum carriage wheel spacers was 1 millimeter too short. I sent Brad a note, and he shipped out a replacement ASAP. It took the part a few days to arrive (I discovered the problem on Christmas eve), but that didn't slow me down. In order to continue building, I just used a couple washers to shim the wheel spacing temporarily, until the correct spacer arrived.
The printer is now fully assembled, and is creating beautiful parts. The FSR auto-level feature on the Duet controller works like a charm! I've read that many people prefer manual leveling using a "paper friction test" at several points on the bed, saying that it gives better results than auto leveling. I'm happy to report that manual leveling is not necessary with the D300VS. After performing auto-level, I tweaked the Z probe offset with a single paper friction test at the center of the bed, and encoded the Z offset using the G31 command. I then checked several points around the bed at Z=0, and the paper friction was the same at each point!
If I could change anything about the kit, I'd request that Brad adds PanelDue as an option (I've since added a 7" PanelDue screen to the printer, so that I can monitor prints when my laptop is in the other room). It would also be nice if the kit included a PEI sheet for the bed, as that was another one of my immediate "upgrades".
In summary, I'm very happy with the D300VS. It was fun to build, it creates beautiful prints, it's very quiet, and it looks cools as s#$t! Support from Ultibots is top-notch, and I'd definitely recommend this printer to anyone who is interested in building from a kit.
Posted by Jim on 5th Jan 2017
I compared a lot of 3D printers and kits before deciding to purchased the D300VS from Ultibots.com. When looking at component selection, controller, and build volume, nothing else came close. It was an easy choice. The one thing I was worried about was the lack of a true manual. Fear not, the build instructions and youtube videos are easy enough to follow. I am a first time kit builder and 3D Printer owner and I had only a few small head scratches. Ultibots support was on top of my questions in a very short time. First few prints were very nice and I've been running it for 8 hours a day since! Overall, I couldn't be happier. Thanks Brad!!
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