BigBox review from Thomas Sanladerer

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  1. Archania

    Archania Well-Known Member

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    This just popped up on Thomas Sanladerer YouTube channel for the BigBox Pro. Think its the early bird kickstart version.
     
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    makes me want to get the frame out of machined aluminum or something.
     
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    In general a very positive review on the aspects I care about. Some of his comments are a tad silly. He comments that the output is really good, but at the same time the electronics aren't the "latest". Who cares? That's like dinging the Ferrari Le Ferrari for using the a 4-stroke ICE design patented by Barsanti in 1853 instead of a new fusion generator powered electric motor... I am not buying this printer for bragging rights of bleeding edge tech, but high-performance printing in an scientific lab setting. Tried and true can be a good thing!

    Now that being said, the oil on the screws has driven me crazy (not sure what would happen if you solvent washed it off - would the screws rust in a humid environment?

    The nut-traps can be a tad frustrating, although you quickly get pretty good at putting them in (in the case of the display box, you can put them all in before assembling and slide the parts over the already trapped nuts in one shot, then tighten.
     
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  4. Mike Kelly

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    There's nothing wrong with acrylic. Though wood is arguably a better option as cracking is a non-issue.

    Metal helps with rigidity but it's not necessary. People tend to view engineering as a "make it as big and complex as possible" when in reality you need to make sacrifices to achieve different requirements. As they say "Nothing exceeds like excess"

    He just likes to be very thorough and detailed. No holds barred. That's the best kind of review tbh. Most users wouldn't care at all, but some might and he just likes to point everything out.

    The Screws would rust if you remove the oil. You could paint them.

    The nut traps were annoying, I ended up super glueing all my square nuts in to avoid them popping out
     
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    how many different lengths of screws are there? I think purchasing some SS ones would work as a cheap solution
     
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    They are all 18mm m3
     
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    perfect time to buy some 18mm SS m3 :-D
     
  8. Imko

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    so how many dozen do we need ? ;-)
     
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    Tom said the print quality was "amazing".

    For me, that's the bottom line but, like everyone, am going to enjoy tweaking.

    On G+ maybe we can ask Tom what his first upgrade will be: the rods or the electronics?

    Maybe he can really make it print better or faster....
     
  13. Mike Kelly

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    That one's not his. Maybe he'll buy one but he's borrowing that one for the review.
     
  14. veng1

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    Iif you are in the States, look at nutty.com for SS screws. The prices are really much better than McMaster at quantities of 100 and up. Where possible, I prefer button head screws as the head diameter is larger which spreads the force over a greater area. It wouldn't hurt to pick up 100 nylock nuts in various sizes just in case as they are only a few dollars per 100.
     
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    On greasy bolts: Greg says it's sufficient to take the handful of the bolts you are about to mount, drop them into the centre of a square of kitchen towelling, scrumple it all up together a few time and HEY PRESTO, any large excesses of oil are gone!
     
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    Several suppliers carry SS Hex socket bolts in metric.

    BoltDepot.com is my local favorite.
    McMaster.com is another.

    I already ordered by 200 count M3, 18mm SS hex bolts. I think the order was like $11.
     
  17. Steven Burns

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    I did the same thing for M3 lock washers through McMaster.
     
  18. JonGillam

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    Definitely jumping on this idea as well! Really thinking that stainless will look pretty sharp with the white and grey acrylic. Unless of course E3d wants too upgrade their hardware options before mine ships :)
     
  19. Imko

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    got the same color scheme, order'd stainless for on the white acrylic and ill "clean" the black one's for on the black acrylic. Might even print me some white nut trap's (when the file's are released to the non kickstarters)
     
  20. Col.N

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    The nut traps are already released on thingiverse

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1272287
     

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