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  1. First off, thank you every one for their feedback. I understand it is still in the hobbyist's realm. I've done enough research to know this isn't a "push and play" product yet. However, I feel like there could be a difference between the difficulties I experienced and the difficulties everyone else experiences. I'm not saying my problems are of bigger importance than anyone else's. But once the Makerbot Smart Extruder clogged, I wouldn't be able to unclog it because I would lose warranty. That means ten days for my extruder to be replaced. I found this community because of this on th
  2. Hi! I got into 3D printing at the beginning of May of this year with the 5th Gen Makerbot. To my disappointment, it didn't meet a lot of my expectation. Looking at the 3D printing community from the outside, the Replicator was the printer to buy. I was completely hooked. However, after two months, four clogged extruders and one printer repair, I'm done wasting my time. I'm currently in the midst of talking to them about returning the printer. I was about to give up on the hobby all together but I found Ultimaker and this community. My question is this: is 3D printing supposed to be as dif
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