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merlijn

Difficulty of assembly

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Hi everybody,

I have been thinking of getting an Ultimaker but after seeing a lot of people on the forums having problems with theirs, I want to know how difficult this build is? I have not had any experience before with 3d-printing or electronics such as soldering and such and really do not want to have a non-working pile of parts laying next to my desk :)

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There is no soldering required to build an Ultimaker.

With the build instructions, and some help from people on the forums in case you go wrong somewhere, you should do fine. If you are really worried, you can try to see if someone with knowledge of assembling an UM lives nearby.

I assembled mine in 8 hours, with just the instructions from the Wiki and no 3D printer knowledge beforehand.

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Dont worry the assembly is very easy. You just have to put together some screws and nuts really. But getting the printer to work consistently well took some time for me. I had mine for 2 months now and there where times where I was very frustrated but now it prints very well. There was one part that had wrong dimensions but the ultimaker team replaced it straight away and since then everything is fine!

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im really not a big tech guy and i was able to put together my first ultimaker in 9 hours with the help of my blind girlfriend.

the second ultimaker i got, i put together in 7 hours.

pay attention to the wiki instructions, click on the zoom photos to really see what is going on and follow step by step.

and you should be fine !

have fun ! its a super printer !

Ian :D

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