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Post by Asphalt on Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:48 pm

Hi, My name is Sean and I am the one who started this forum. I am an art teacher in North Carolina and I am looking forward to this being a place were we can share our successes and fixes for our Root Printers. Welcome aboard and I look forward to seeing everyone's work. Introduce yourself here in this thread and then feel free to start sharing and asking questions.

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Post by PolarBear211 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:54 pm

Hi,

My name is Nick and I am an Automation Engineer in Alabama. I should be receiving my Root Plus today.

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Post by Asphalt on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:57 pm

Hi Nick, I can't wait to see what the root Plus can do. Now that I have the kinks worked out I am very impressed with the basic Root model.

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Re: Hi and welcome to the site

Post by ModernGnome on Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:06 am

My name is Graeme and I have quite a few 3D printers. Very Happy
Not including four delta printers I've sold and two I've funded on Kickstarter but have not received yet (Uno and Tiko), I currently own:
- FlashForge Creator
- MakerBot Replicator 2
- Scratch-built / heavily customized Kossel
- Micro3D
- Cobblebot
- Root

I have successfully monetized my hobby by teaching, lecturing, designing and selling 3D printed objects and serving as "Innovator in Residence" at several local libraries.

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Post by Asphalt on Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:38 am

very impressive. Looking forward to seeing what you can do. I wish I was more adept at the designing side of things. But unfortunately I am currently at the middle range sketch up designer level.

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Post by gpiffle on Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:00 am

Hi. My name is Ken and I don't have as many printers as Graeme does... so far just a Root Plus and a Dreamaker Overlord Pro. I'm a hobbyist who loves to make various structural things. working on learning more organic ones.

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Post by Asphalt on Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:41 am

Welcome Ken. I almost got one of the Overlords, how does it run?

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Post by gpiffle on Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:18 pm

Asphalt wrote:Welcome Ken.  I almost got one of the Overlords, how does it run?
It can be finicky... it will print fantastic for a few days, then start having heater issues, or temp sensor issues - you replace one, then the other has problems, then after a bit, the nozzle bangs into the build plate wrong, and won't extrude correctly, so you have to replace THAT. It's one of those where the nozzle and threaded rod are all one piece, so hard to find.
when it does print, it does fantastic! They are still working on the firmware code, then will release it for open source,then I'm sure a lot of the issues will be fixed

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Post by Asphalt on Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:28 pm

Sounds like I made the right choice. I loved the possibilities, but I don't think I would have the expertise needed to do continuous adjustments and replacements without some sort of instructional help.

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Post by gpiffle on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:43 pm

Lots of help and instructions. They put a forum on their site and everything.

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Post by ModernGnome on Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:49 am

The Flashforge, Makerbot and the Root -- all of which are based on a similar Mightyboard controller -- have so far proved to be easier to calibrate and maintain than any of the delta printers I have owned. 

It's funny though: a couple of years ago, I was a huge delta printer fan. Certainly, delta printers are amazing to watch in action. I just find them a little too difficult to keep running reliably, in correct calibration and good working order. I was always having to fiddle with them. The Root, not so much.

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Post by Asphalt on Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:13 am

I was very much into Delta's for a while as well. But then I started thinking about all of the additional parts and possible problems. I think for the intro level hobbyist less is definitely more when it comes to these machines.

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Post by ModernGnome on Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:39 pm

Also, deltas are unable to use flexible filaments (at least in their usual "Bowden" configuration). One of the first things I tried with my new Root was "Semiflex," which printed well.

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Post by Root3d on Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:02 am

Howdy, Root plus owner here. I know this is going to be a fairly small community for a while, but hopefully this little printer will catch on.

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Post by Asphalt on Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:37 pm

Welcome. I would love for everyone who purchased a printer to join up. I have messaged the company about the site. Hopefully, one or more of them come over to use the GP3D section.

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Post by jetstreamblue on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:03 pm

Thanks for setting this up Sean! I'd love to have GP3D employees participate, getting responses from them has been definitely hit and miss so far.
I'm actually responsible for research at a major aerospace company, and know quite a lot about additive manufacturing in the industrial sense, but the Root Plus is my first personal 3D printer. I have also backed the Tiko on KS and waiting for that to show up in a couple of months. So far it has been great fun, and I'm glad that the Root Plus has proven extremely easy to use.

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Post by jmsgomes on Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:58 pm

Hi, I'm Jorge (pronounced like George, though) and I'm a Root Plus owner. Really looking forward to this community and what we can share.

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Post by Asphalt on Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:59 am

Welcome to Jorge and Circuit.

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Post by LAM-ROOT-PRINTER on Mon May 23, 2016 7:52 pm

Hello All: I'm Lynn, this is my first 3d printer go it yesterday at Fry's. I got set up and found that the right inside guide was broken it's not much of a guide.Going to keep the printer and make my own guide. I test printed the cube came out pretty good for the first time it did warp up during printing, I'll do some adjustments for the next print.

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Post by ModernGnome on Tue May 24, 2016 4:36 am

Welcome Lynn. What do you mean by "right inside guide"? I can't picture it.

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Post by LAM-ROOT-PRINTER on Tue May 24, 2016 7:59 pm



This about the best picture I could with my camera of the broken arm.

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Post by ModernGnome on Thu May 26, 2016 3:15 am

Hmm. I'd recommend returning your defective model for an unbroken one.

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Post by Asphalt on Sat May 28, 2016 1:56 pm

I have never seen that piece. I agree with Gnome. Return it. It is a great little printer.

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Post by LAM-ROOT-PRINTER on Sun May 29, 2016 7:00 pm

The arm came from inside the right column connected to the end of table arm. I"m going make it better, I like being able to improve thinks. I have desktop 3 axis CNC router that I made from parts from internet that I'm always improving.

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Post by gpiffle on Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:38 am

LAM-ROOT-PRINTER wrote:...

This about the best picture I could with my camera of the broken arm.

I've just e-mailed them about that part.


when you take the front cover off... It's the z-axes roller. I would think i should make going up and down more stable.

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