General quality impression

I’ve printed about a week on my machine, zero failed prints (well, just PLA so not the most challenging, but still…). I’m amazed by the features on this machine in general. I’ve never seen such a leap forward in any product of any kind. Maybe I was in the dark ages with my Lulzbot Mini and Luluzbot TAZ6, but this is like another world. I’m sure I’ll have some trouble in the future, but when I started 6 years ago trouble on every print was the norm, not the exception. Everybody just accepted prints failing for no apparent reason, and infinite fiddling on your own with little support. This machine definitely raises the bar on 3D printing technology. But IMHO it seems to have also raised the bar of people’s expectation for what is acceptable vs unacceptable performance. Just my impression (so far).


It’s great to hear that you’ve had such a positive experience with your new 3D printer, and it’s certainly impressive that you haven’t encountered any failed prints in the past week. Your perspective on how 3D printing technology has evolved is interesting.

Your observation about how this new machine has raised the bar for people’s expectations regarding 3D printing performance is valid. As technology advances, users naturally expect better results, smoother operations, and fewer issues. This is a common phenomenon in many industries, where improved products and user experiences gradually become the new standard.

It’s important to remember that technological progress often leads to higher expectations, and while it’s great to have machines that perform reliably and consistently, it can also create a higher standard for what is considered acceptable. This can be both a positive and challenging aspect of innovation, as it pushes manufacturers to continue improving their products while sometimes causing users to become less tolerant of minor issues.

Overall, it’s clear that you’re enjoying the benefits of the advancements in 3D printing technology, and it’s exciting to see how far the industry has come in just a few years. As with any technology, there may still be challenges and learning curves ahead, but it’s promising to see that the overall experience has improved significantly.

I hope the information may helps you.