On Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:51:30 AM UTC-6, 66tbird wrote:
BTW, A little off topic here but to those of us that are getting great prints regularly, have you seen prints of equal quality and consistency made on other brands of hobby 3dprinters? I ask because i know of one gentleman that has a Mendal/Persa type rig. He is satisfied with his quality and brags its the best rig going for a quality print. I'm not one to tell him he's wrong so I ask him to print cymon's pyramid puzzle. When I showed him the one I printed he rejected it as store brought injection molded. I press harder and he looked closer. Silence befell him and a calm stare at his machine ensued while his brain found the words 'Damm, I'm really in deep in that machine, my wife's going to kill me''. I don't know if I should help him tune it more or let him take the wifely beating. Can that style of machine do Replicator quality?
I hope this story was fabricated because this sort of funny cruelty is only funny if there's not someone out there suffering.
On a side note, the DIYers out there are the ones developing innovation and making the machines that come down the pipe to the rest of us better. So let's not beat them up because our out of the machine box does what they're doesn't cheaper. We're standing on their shoulders.
Still, funny story.