Thoughts about the MK3

The Prusa i3 was designed by Josef Průša in 2012 with the Prusa i3 MK2 being released in 2016. The Prusa i3's comparable low cost and ease of construction and modification has made it popular in education and with hobbyists and professionals.
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Re: Thoughts about the MK3

Post by slippyr4 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:13 am

Looks like Joseph has posted quite lot on the Facebook group in the last few days explaining some of the issues and problems.
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Re: Thoughts about the MK3

Post by moojuiceuk » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:37 pm

I'll see if I can find that then. I don't use Facebook - just their forums.

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Re: Thoughts about the MK3

Post by OEM3D » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:16 pm

Josef said that a lot of the issues they're having is been cause by Linear Advance and how the drivers detect skip steps. they disabled linear advance in the last firmware.

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Re: Thoughts about the MK3

Post by Olvr76 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:27 pm

I have ordered my Prusa I3 mk3 kit in October, when the Prusa Website advertised it as due to start shipping in November. Then November became LATE November, then December, then January, then late January, etc. I'm fet ups with the constant lies and marketing hype from Prusa. But it makes sense, Joe Prusa is more about Marketing hype than anything else.

Before this Sunday January 14th, my Prusa Kit was displayed as due to ship this week, that is the week of January 15th. Then precisely one day before, on Sunday 14th, that information got updated from the 15th, to the 29th. Take that dear customer. And if it were not the 4th time such new delays had happened since I had ordered.

Several e-mails I got from Prusa Support staff imply they knew form the beginning it was going to ship end of November, but when I had ordered, it said November, not late November. Therefore, a blatant lie, designed to mislead clients just to get their orders locked in. Anyhow, we are no longer counting the lies from Prusa Research, are we ?

For less than the price of the Prusa kit which never arrived, I have ordered a Flogertech FT-5 R2 (which has just arrived, only several days after ordering), and also ordered a Bondtech extruder straight from Sweden, an E3D hotend straight from E3D, and a Duet WIFI with TMC2660 integrated drivers over SPI > all of which have arrived less than one week after having ordered, perhaps Joe Prusa could get some tips from all these guys on how to run an efficient business, rather than spending all his time Marketing and clowning on Youtube. Certainly, it works, I fell for it myself, but one only falls to it once.

PS. Had Prusa been honest about delivery times, and had they shown in October a delivery time for January, I may have ordered, or I may not have ordered, but I would never have been frustrated about it. Actually, it is probable I would have ordered and waited. But it is the constant lies, delays, the drip by drip information, which were really too much (BECAUSE THEY ARE PLAIN LIES DESIGNED SIMPLY TO GET CUSTOMERS TO SUBSIDIZE PRUSA'S ROLLING STOCK) There are banks for this, or Kickstarter, no need to lie to customers! I was very sympathetic to Joe's case against PayPal. But now I really wonder whether PayPal had not a valid reason to be suspicious about Prusa's cash-flows and business practices. It seems actually that they did have a valid point, and that Joe Prusa is a great comedian on YouTube.

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Re: Thoughts about the MK3

Post by blackknight » Mon May 28, 2018 7:04 pm

My MK3 prints great no problems. i ordered nov 8 2017 got mine feb 12 2018. hardest part of the build for me was live z adjust. only wish i could order new print bed for my mk3. i want one of each bed so i can see which one prints best with petg. any one know when simplify3d will have prusa I3 MK3 profiles in it.

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