112 of 116 people found the following review helpful
Updated after more than 50 prints - Easy and Powerful - great tech support!,
This review is from: FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder (Misc.)Update January 2017 - Printed with Ninjaflex filament, no issues. The latest FlashPrint software incudes presets for a few different types of filament now, including flexible PLA. This printer just keeps amazing me!
Update October 3 - succeeding with large, complicated prints, attached a picture of the skull model I found on Thingiverse. They key is getting the print bed truly level over a large area, which I explained in my June 9th update below. Still love this printer!
Update August 17, 2016 - Email support from FlashForge is outstanding. They always respond in 12 hours or less, and whether it's tech support questions or replacement parts needed, they have the right answers. I'm still very happy with the print quality and overall capability - adding a picture of the most recent and very complex print of a skull I downloaded from Thingiverse. I'm also getting better at designing my own parts and decorations using 123D Design, picking up skill from various... Read more
68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Excellent in every way,
This review is from: FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder (Misc.)Does exactly what it says. It is a preassembled 3d printer that will have you printing in mere minutes (15 mins). I really like the form factor and the color LCD screen. I had originally passed over this printer and purchased the Creator Pro thinking it would be better with the dual extruder feature and larger build plate but I found that printer to be very unstable producing lackluster results. I also found that in order to print using the dual extruders, the STL file has to be setup to use dual extruders or you'll just have to pause at a certain percent in the build and change filament colors. In the end I returned the Creator Pro and bought the Finder and I couldn't be happier. Its so much easier to remove prints with a removable build plate too! This is the closest thing to a consumer ready 3D printer.
The printer went down in price from $699 to $499 but I called Amazon and they refunded the difference to me. I have been using this printer to print all sorts of... Read more
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Amazing customer service and great, easy to use printer,
This review is from: FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder (Misc.)This printer is amazing. Before I received it Tang e-mailed me a more detailed version of the manual than what you find in the box. Within an hour of opening my printer I was printing a test cube, then a "Benchy" boat. They looked amazing, not at all stringy or textured like I have seen bad 3D printers make. My 6 year old, with supervision, was able to print himself a Benchy boat and 6 die (dice) as well as bracelet (picture included) which we they spray-painted with copper. It looks incredible. On day 3 my filament stopped extruding and Tang got back to me within hours and over a dozen e-mails later he had walked me through clearing out a clog in my printer's nozzle and then re-calibrating my nozzle (the z-axis). All of these e-mails were sent between 9:00pm and 10:30pm Eastern Time, I do not know where Tang lives but I was not expecting any response that late at night and he sent me videos and look at my photos to make sure I knew exactly what to do. If I ever want... Read more