The progress of 3D printing has not been quite as meteoric as some marketing departments perhaps would have liked. However, when reviewing trends in new product designs over the past few years, it becomes quite clear how much the industry has learned, and how far we've really come. One clear change is the new prevalence of sturdy, heavy, metal build frames., such as the one seen on this, the Qidi Tech X-One. As the results from sample prints with the X-One show, the heavy frame lends one quality that is absolutely essential to proper 3D-printing: stability.
Following a boom of competition post-2006 patent expiration, the non-strictly-professional 3D printer market has settled into two main camps: the prestigious "prosumer" camp, filled with expensive devices built for people on the verge of selling something, and bare-bones printers and printer kits that have been steadily reducing price and increasing print quality simultaneously (though at different speeds for each depending on which model you're examining). For the Qidi Tech X-One, as opposed to, say, a Monoprice product, it seems that a balance favoring good prints at a good price was struck. The X-One comes with a scraper to deal with post print cleanup, and it's trivial to attach a glass plate to the build area for cleanup without needing recalibration—though no such plate comes with the printer.
Will the Qidi Tech X-One be your one stop tool-making shop, your portal out of consumerist life into a land of simplified consumerist life in which your only purchasing responsibilities consist of print materials and STL files? Probably not, though it is nice to dream. Recent work from Northwestern University scientists has brought forth a way to turn extrerrestrial matter into printable material, a sort of schematic for self-sufficient building robots that is sure to set sci-fi geeks' collective imagination alight with wonderment and Luddites' collective vigilance alert with fear. This sounds way out of the X-One's element, sure, but just think: everything we build, everything we accomplish, starts somewhere.
All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase and look forward to getting even better prints out of the machine once it's dialed in with Simplify 3D.
This item was defective! What a hunk of junk! Customer service could not even help me, it would not load and filament or anything. Not user friendly. Utter crap!
Very fast delivery. Received item as described. Fine printing quality after some test print. I highly recommended this printer. Seller is also very friendly and helpful.
The QIDI TECH X-ONE is great value for money. Despite its low price tag, it offers an impressive range of features. Best value for money of any 3D printer out there.
I have bought my QIDI Tech X-One in October 2016 and I must admit that I am very satisfied with my purchase. This is a solid 3D printer that comes fully assembled.
The printer is really excellent. The printer works really well. I had no trouble in setting it. I'm really happy with my purchase. I highly recommend it.