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    for $600 you'll struggle to find anything better than the qidi: https://www.amazon.com/TECHNOLOGY-3D...&keywords=qidi

    Not the largest build volume - but I've rarely needed anything bigger.

    And if you're serious about 3d printing - Printbite makes life an awful lot easier :-)

    Both geetech and xyz are kind of low end in build quality and support.

    qidi are at the opposite end.

    The other thing I'd suggest is change tact completely and go for a big arse delta. : http://www.reprapmall.com/index.php?...product_id=117

    yes it's a kit, but very easy to build and stupidly large build volume and very fast print speed.
    Completely opensource, quality components and great support.
    My build 'blog' for it's smaller sibling. http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.p...t-a-delta-kit-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    for $600 you'll struggle to find anything better than the qidi: https://www.amazon.com/TECHNOLOGY-3D...&keywords=qidi

    Not the largest build volume - but I've rarely needed anything bigger.

    And if you're serious about 3d printing - Printbite makes life an awful lot easier :-)

    Both geetech and xyz are kind of low end in build quality and support.

    qidi are at the opposite end.

    The other thing I'd suggest is change tact completely and go for a big arse delta. : http://www.reprapmall.com/index.php?...product_id=117

    yes it's a kit, but very easy to build and stupidly large build volume and very fast print speed.
    Completely opensource, quality components and great support.
    My build 'blog' for it's smaller sibling. http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.p...t-a-delta-kit-)

    That qidi looks very interesting, how is it in terms of slicers support or similar stuff, i want to make sure i don't end up using only a proprietary software or not free ones, also you think the qidi is worth the refund of the current davinci pro 1.0 for roughly the same price?

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    also that delta seems insane, i was watching this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFx6mcCGodQ seem muuuuuch more precise than my davinci pro

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    the qidi piddles on the xyz from a great height.

    No clue whether the current ones use g-code or x3g files.
    Flashprint works fine with them - basically an easier to use version of cura.

    Checked their website - says g-code - so any slicer will work. :-)

    basically it's a replicator dual pro. But upgraded and not using the mightyboard - so no need for x3g conversion :-)

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    Download Flashprint and select Creator Pro as your printer. Find a small object for a first test print and see where the Davinci centers it. Have your finger on the reset/off button just in case it tries to jam the head into something. The Davinci does use an SD card, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    the qidi piddles on the xyz from a great height.

    No clue whether the current ones use g-code or x3g files.
    Flashprint works fine with them - basically an easier to use version of cura.

    Checked their website - says g-code - so any slicer will work. :-)

    basically it's a replicator dual pro. But upgraded and not using the mightyboard - so no need for x3g conversion :-)
    Wow, well these 2 got my attention really, let me check what i can find here in europe, also the delta doesn't seem too complicated to build, easier than our old geetech at a first glance.

    Quote Originally Posted by number40Fan View Post
    Download Flashprint and select Creator Pro as your printer. Find a small object for a first test print and see where the Davinci centers it. Have your finger on the reset/off button just in case it tries to jam the head into something. The Davinci does use an SD card, right?
    No sd card, i have a davinci 1.0 Pro, probably older models support the sd card, i'll try using flashprint and do what you say, or better the printer is actually at my friend's atm, so i can only tell him what to do

    Thanks guys your help is much much appreciated, anything else it comes on your mind, i'm here reading!

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    Never mind. Without an SD card, you're screwed.

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/QIDI-TECHNO...&keywords=qidi

    Amazon.co.uk - 585 - pretty much 600 euros.
    The delta you just get from china. reprapmall are the people who make the kit and delivery via dhl is included in the price - I have no idea how they do it, but they do :-)

    My advice - get the qidi - save up a bit and then get the delta. Both will do different tasks.
    The delta will print big stuff fast. The qidi can print exotics (read: total bastards to print with) like abs, nylon etc

    Which country are you in ?
    Okay 700 euros. but the flashforge creator pro - an identical machine - is 989.

    If you could print the extra bits for the delta with the xyz before you sent it back - the delta is worth getting.

    Amazon.de: https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_no...-keywords=qidi
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    Quote Originally Posted by number40Fan View Post
    Never mind. Without an SD card, you're screwed.
    :/

    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/QIDI-TECHNO...&keywords=qidi

    Amazon.co.uk - 585 - pretty much 600 euros.
    The delta you just get from china. reprapmall are the people who make the kit and delivery via dhl is included in the price - I have no idea how they do it, but they do :-)

    My advice - get the qidi - save up a bit and then get the delta. Both will do different tasks.
    The delta will print big stuff fast. The qidi can print exotics (read: total bastards to print with) like abs, nylon etc

    Which country are you in ?

    Amazon.de: https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_no...-keywords=qidi
    good advice, anyway i'm from Italy, they both look pretty interesting really.

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    Get the QiDi

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