Considering a Rostock MAX v2
JOKeane last edited by
I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive printer which has good resolution and a large print volume, heated platform (ABS, PET).
I'm considering the Rostock MAX v2 kit, but I'm a little daunted by the amount of time involved in building it and calibrating it.
Can anyone speak to these concerns? Have you built a Rostock or other delta? Is it a solid design? Or do they require constant tweaks and repairs?
Ideally I'd like something which works well, minimal tweaks / repairs, but prints ABS / PET / PLA with a good output quality.
I'm a EE grad, I write software at my day job. I do build a lot of RC stuff. So I'm good a soldering, wiring, and fair at troubleshooting electronics.
TheBigWheel last edited by
I built a Rostock MAX, had the same concerns at first but I found it to be very easy/intuitive. The documentation for the build is very through (almost 300 pages long if i remember correctly) and a great step by step guide. Took about 20 hours in total (a week of evenings), No soldering was required so you may even be over qualified!
I would say go for it - you will be happy to know the ins and outs of your machine after the build of over (it is never over, there are many upgrades to the Rostock.
tellingmachine last edited by
I bought a Rostock MAX v2 kit from Matterhackers and assembled it. I never built a 3D printer before and it took me about 30 hours. I had to solder the heat plate components (led, thermistor and a resistor) and a few wires. The assembly instructions are very good and easy to follow. There are checkpoint videos on YouTube that help you validating each milestone of the building process. I am very pleased with its performance and the quality of the components. SeeMeCNC's and Matterhacker's technical support is very responsive and knowledgeable. Most likely my second 3D printer will also be a Rostock MAX.
jjenco last edited by
I built a RostockMax v2 a number of years ago. No previous experience with 3D printing but mechanically inclined. I don't recall the number of hours it took but I took my time and had it done in a day or three. Fun to build! Good instructions. I later upgraded to a new HE240 hot end to take advantage of more materials. The printer has worked fine. I use MatterControl software which is not always the most intuitive. The auto calibration is a little tedious but very straightforward.