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  1. This is just a part of money which are needed - you must count also encoders and other expensive things - also is a waste of money without good quality $$$ controller (using for this arduino is as using a Porshe with 1.0l engine).
  2. If is about printing prototypes then you really need something which generate removeable/soluable support for parts - I was not able to print any of our prototypes with Ultimaker and RepRap only UP! was able to do so, RepRap and Ultimaker printers are good for statues and very solid objects but for example if is about prototype for TV remote controller then too many "flying" sections which are impossible to print without support. But if your prototypes are very solid or self supported models then is no problem.
  3. This is why this topic make me laught the most "- zero support from vendor side" so Ultimaker is na OpenSource project or some vendor profit project ? I was thinking OpenSource projects are to spread ideas but now clearly I can see this is only for selling a goods - All sources are way cheaper there. - Vietnam is even more cheaper in my bearings from Ultimaker kit was wrote made in vietnam this means they have even more cheaper manufacturing cost Also coolers made in China other things mostly also as I can expect - the fastest shippment possible will be 2 weeks until arival - they offer fedex so must give fedex who used this before know what this means. - depending on the country you live in, have fun with tax (+19% tax, and about +4% import tax, depending on declaration in germany) - You also must pay this tax when you order this from Netherland the only exception is when you are a company then you can get VAT free otherwise you must pay VAT as private person from EU. B.R.
  4. Yes this looks simple same as building a RepRap which everyone estimate for 250-300USD and few days of work and then finishing up with 700USD bill many reordered parts and 2 months of work (including sourcing etc. in this days is a little simpler but before this was very hard job). When I try to also get a piece of ultimaker cake and ask about aluminium etc. parts then my calculation was about 20k USD needed to spend just for startup - no factory which want to even turn on machines for 1-10pcs maybe they can do it if you are a big company for which they want to make just a samples and then they wait for 1000pcs order in other cases 100pcs is a minimum and later as my experience with selling electronics say - 10% need to be calculated as damaged from factory, next 10% as damaged at soldering/assembly time and in most worst case last 10% as item "dead" in customer hands. And about CC/NC license this is viral same as GNU - theoretically and practically you cannot use it in commercial product made by yourself even if you modify it in 99% this 1% which you take from it still glue you to CC/NC license and still this means NC for you because whole CC/NC is like a pyramide only first who put it is on the top. About OpenSource hardware today I just can say "No comments" this licenses as CC/NC etc. is same OpenSource as my old Nokia phone - I can download for it schematic I can modify it in my home but I cannot selling modified phone I also cannot use work from this schematic in my product but just nokia is honest and don't make a fog with OpenSource - today OpenSource is just a way for make a fast marketing for young companies and then they will fight for money same as this evil corporations, lawyers, lawsuits etc. what is next... maybe commercials in TV with new Free OpenSource hardware for 999$ hehe ? With 3D printers everyone forgot the only who can lawsuit is a Stratasys which have patented in last xx yeras almost everything according to plastic printing and construciton of this kind of machines they are the real 3D printing just RepRap is a slowly copy&paste all patented ideas from there. And I love Texas Instruments license: // Texas Instruments (TI) is supplying this software for use solely and // exclusively on TI's microcontroller products. The software is owned by // TI and/or its suppliers, and is protected under applicable copyright // laws. You may not combine this software with "viral" open-source // software in order to form a larger program.
  5. I think size of this details is much more bigger than possible resolution which you can get with plastic printer, for this kind of job you will need to find some UV curable resin printer.
  6. Just to make sure that you understand why I think this should not be on eBay: Ultimaker is a registrered trademark. Their licence gives the right for people to make & adapt the machine, however it is not allowed to sell it under the Ultimaker name (and thats what they are doing). Ultimaker can sue eBay for selling counterfeit items I would classify this one as "fake/counterfeit items", how unfortunately it would seem. If they can produce cheap machines, then I would suggest they put their effort in building a new kind of ultimaker, instead of just claiming that they are selling official ultimakers. EDIT: trademark I was talking about Yes but kicking them from eBay leave for them the most near way which can be alibaba, then is impossible to suit later small reprap shops which for sure will like to buy ultimakers in qtty of xx pcs in bulk price. They wrote on eBay they Ultimaker is not Ultimaker just Hong Kong Ultimaker
  7. I contacted them also with question about slider blocks and they answer to me this are rev3 with additional 10mm screw and just picture is taken from side where this is not visible I will ask them about some more pictures. About CC/BY-NA license - better to let them on eBay - I preffer Chinese selling this expensive on eBay than dealing with bulk qtties with 5USD profit on alibaba. 7 days eBay return policy looks ok including PayPal. Picture of pulleys and extruder which they put on the auction contain the most complicated parts even moulded PEEK insulator so this is not a joke.
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