M3D Crane Quad blog
Resources, Thoughts and Comments about the M3D Crane Quad Printer.
Some helpful links:
M3D Quad Owners Facebook Group
Youtube video on loading filament into your Quad extruder.
Post processing Script by Juan Rosario
An update video on YouTube. More to come...
So far, my experiences with the Quad has been mixed results. I plan to document this in more detail with a video in the next week or so.
Much of this I would attribute to the learning curve associated with a new machine. Some, I am beginning to believe may be simply that the software is still in development. I also want to acknowledge Josh N Bee for setting up a very helpful Facebook group for M3D Quad Users.
Josh has also posted a youtube video that shows the process of loading filament. I strongly recommend that new Quad owners watch this video before attempting to load filament for the first time. These are both very helpful resources that I have posted at the top of this page.
Initial Impressions of the M3D Crane Quad
In this video posted on June 7, 2019 I share my initial thoughts about the M3D Crane Quad 3d Printer. M3D CMYK Color Calibrated Filament and some early attempts to get a quality print.
Another thing I noticed even from photos and video, it seems like there is room for improvement in cable management. Not only are some of the cables on the short side but they are more messy that I would like to see. For example I noticed that there is a potential for one of the extruder motor wires to get caught under the X carriage wheels.
Disclaimer: I purchased the Crane Quad from FitForLaunch Batch 3 (now midSummer 2019 shipping). M3D ran a promotional contest in late April for an eager enthusiast upgrade. I am not sure how many people entered into this contest but apparently I won and that is why my machine arrived in May.