81 of 84 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
58 of 60 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
75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
Awesome printer! I have been enjoying it for the ...,
This review is from: FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder (Misc.)
Awesome printer! I have been enjoying it for the past two months and I only encountered 1 failed print and it was my error. A tip for anyone using this printer: Do not use tape or glue to stop warping. Use hairspray....yes hairspray. I use Aqua Net super hold spray, it keeps the print bed clean and it holds the print extremely well.