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It is fantastic!
I placed a pre-order for the Buccaneer almost 2 years ago now (Nov 2013) and finally received it a couple of weeks ago – and it is fantastic!
I am very, very pleased with it – I’m writing because I hassled you a fair bit about waiting so long, shipping dates, changes in the original spec etc etc… HOWEVER credit where credit is due as the family have had so much fun with it and we haven’t even started creating our own designs yet.
What impressed us most was the ease of use and quality and definition of the prints and we haven’t even used 50 microns, it also looks great and was also easy to set up – Wi-Fi’d via iPad but mainly printing from a PC wired into the house network (pc software says it’s not connected (via Wi-Fi) but it shows up under ‘Your Buccaneers’).
The kids (8yrs and 11yrs) are constantly asking if we can print ‘this and that’ and when their friends are round letting them choose and watch a print keeps them amused for hours ! 3d printing is an amazing technology and the Buccaneer so far appears to be a perfect first step into its waters.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing though – fair amount of failed prints (mainly from coming off the bed) however this appears to have been resolved now by re-calibrating also had a couple of broken filaments requiring removing the print head etc but the you-tube videos explained it all. Hopefully just teething problems.
So well done shipmates and have a good weekend!
Nick T. Pre-Order Customer
Print right out of the box
Received my printer two weeks ago. Started printing right out of the box without issue. Things were going so well, I ran out of material on day 5. Brendan and the team promptly shipped me the extra spool of material that was supposed to come with my original shipment. While waiting for my additional spool of material my main logic board went out on me. After a few quick emails to the team, I also had a new board on the way.
My new board arrived today. It was installed in 15 minutes. While I was at it, I removed some broken filament without issue. What shocked me the most was how easy the buccaneer is to work on. Even without using the video tutorials I was able to install my new board and remove the broken filament quickly and easily.
After setting the printer up again in my iOS app (new board means new ssid) and recalibrating, I was back in action. My first print turned out even better than any of the previous prints.
The wait for my buccaneer was just like yours. Frustrating at times. It was worth the wait. The technical support the Pirate3D team offers from across the globe was refreshing. I wish you all the best. If I can offer any assistance to any of you please let me know.
Jeremy Z. Kickstarter Backer
Simple to Print
I think I love you guys now! Pirate 3D may have had a seemingly slow start, but once they get going they really come through! Love how easy the printer is to use! Truly any one could use the Pirate 3D “Buccaneer”. It amazed me how very simple it is to print, especially after using other printers. It’s like having some thing as complex and functional as a smart phone with the “one button ease” of a garage door opener. It looks good enough that my wife even let’s me keep it inside the house. Plus when something did go wrong they were on it! They had a solution to my problem so quick that by the time I noticed the email it was already half way to my house.
Greg A. Retail Customer
Affordable 3D printers
We just held another event last week at the SUBCON Thailand 2015 (It’s the largest industrial subcontracting exhibition for industrial parts and business).
We had a good feed backs selling 6 units at the booth and received a handful of appointments to visit them at their offices and factories. Using the new/updated extruder heads, we were able to print out more samples/shapes/objects without any problem. We have been able to print non-stop using the new extruder head.
We are now more confident then ever that Pirate3D printer can easily compete with the higher price/bigger name companies. Since the printer is very affordable, most of the people we talked to like the idea to have multiple Pirate3D printers at their offices than just one really expensive printer. This is one of the key sales solutions that we have been pitching to the clients we talked to. Since all printers in the market right take a very long time to print, our clients really like the idea of having multiple objects printing on multiple printers.
Vitaya Thailand Distributor
Print Quality is Superb
What a great Product, Yes Pirate3D got some bad press over the delays with shipping this printer out and to be honest I was disappointed to have waited so long for the printer, particularly since I was once of the first Kick-starter backers. I was a bit nervous when it finally arrived due to the wait and not wanting to be disappointed. And I wasn’t…This Printer is just brilliant, the Print quality at 50 micron is just superb. This printer will hands down smash all the other desktop 3D Printers out there on print quality and easy of use. This is the first 3D printer I have seen that is truly “Plug and Play”. Being able to print from my iPhone wirelessly is very cool too.
A truly consumer friendly printer
I received my printer a few months ago. I want everyone who is reading this to understand that you guys are truly waiting for a very good product. What you guys are working on is something worth waiting for.
Software: I use the android app for all of my prints and it works very well and very smooth. Whenever I have an STL that I need to print (That is not on treasure island) I just click on it anywhere in my phone (ex. Google Drive, My files) and it opens the app and shows a preview and I can easily adjust the settings. Also, it does a great job of adding supports where needed. Overall, It is a very clean and great app to use.
Hardware: The printer itself works just as well as the software. The resolution is very good and the print speed is good as well. I have printed for hours and hours straight and have encountered absolutely 0 jams. The print plate works well and unlike what some of you might have heard I have printed many times and the filament sticks to the bed every time and is easy to take off the bed. It looks elegant on my desk and is a pleasure to look at.
I believe Pirate3D has worked very hard at creating a truly consumer friendly printer that is easy to use. My son can fully operate and use the printer and the app. I am extremely glad with my investment and hope all the best for you and your printer. If you are still waiting, trust me it is worth it. I have used many printers and and I am very glad I got this printer for my family and I.
Leon Z. Kickstarter Backer