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I think it is quite funny about all the hoopla over this chinese company and the rights to sell and all the support you will get from Ultimaker. I sent two emails to Ultimaker over a 2 week period and have gotten no response, its been 3 weeks now. If I had a machine and that was the kind of response I get, I would not be a happy camper. I read many blogs where people are pissed that there is no support and their Ultimaker is now a very expensive garbage can. I have a serious project for a client that requested I purchase a low end 3D printer to make a prototype for him and I want to make sure the parts can be made so I wanted to send the files to Ultimaker to get their response, but no response from Ultimaker. How can I put my trust in a company that makes a product and has no support and by the way absolutely no warranty, other than sending replacement parts. Sorry if I am a not so positive, I love the machine, have looked at the images of what it can do and the speed on the videos, but what good is it if there is no one to discuss issues with other than people using the machine?

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but what good is it if there is no one to discuss issues with other than people using the machine?
you rather discuss with people not using the machine?

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Don't get me wrong I appreciate people who use the Ultimaker equipment and since you put it that way maybe you can help.

I have one unusually shaped 3d part that has nice curves to it that I would like built in ABS. I realize the Ultimaker does not have a heated bed, but I was wondering if someone could attempt it to see if the part can be built and if it can it will give me more confidence in purchasing a unit.

I am not sure how to get the STL files to any of you who can help.

The part by itself is larger than the build envelop but I have cut it in four sections which give each section a flat edge to build from. When the parts are all put together it is cruved with no flat surface to build from. I just want to see if any one of the sections can be built in ABS. The reason for ABS is the part will experience some stress and strain and will ultimately be exposed to water, so I prefer it in ABS. If anyone thinks it may be OK as PLA, I would be willing to entertain having it made in that material also.

To anyone who wants to help who has a Ultimaker machine, if you provide an email address, I can send you the files for your review.

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

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I finally got pictures of someone who bought an ultimaker clone from ebay, and I was shocked (literally)!

Some of the things I saw:

- Really bad lasercutting.

- poor cable design

- Doesnt function properly under marlin (lot of errors)

- Old-fashioned PCB without any Ultimaker logo on it (which means they got the designs from the open-source variation, which has some small differences compared to the official UM RAMPS board).

- No support at ALL (thats why he came to me)

- Cheap plastic covering

- Cheap motors

- No overheating protection on the stepper drivers.

- Wrong kind of tape

All of it spelled "chinese crap". Note of warning: Only buy a machine from Ultimaker.com, they dont have any resellers (yet).

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This company isn't using Fedex, they use EMS to the United States. Tracking info has been provided. The unit should arrive here on 25th.

JimDrew, Did you get your Chinese Ultimaker assembled and running? and would you mind sharing your thoughts on it's quality? They've now sold several but no comments on quality other then what mr_seeker mentioned seeing in photos.

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