I normally do not comment in these forums anymore,however I thought that you unwarranted comment on me deserved a response.
First of all I was a reseller of both machines, not anymore.
I had offered a Zortrax versus Raise3D printing challenge where I would print the same model of your choosing on both printers and send it to you, which by the way only two people took me up on. DID YOU?
I still have three Zortrax M200 and 5 Raise3D (N1, N1 Dual, N2, N2 Plus and N2 Plus Dua) machines, I also have an Ultimaker, a UP Box, a original UP Plus, a Makerbot and a CEL Robox. All have their uses, all are good, some great machine, all have their issues.
I had never said that Zortrax machines had issues or that I did not like the Zortrax, I think you are being a little paranoid here in your comment.
And as far as “made in China”, I’m sorry but where do you think your Zortrax printers are made, Poland? In China like almost every 3D printer. My old distributor has been to the factory.
And let’s not put down Chinese made products as crap, that is just showing your arrogance and ignorance.
As far as FB groups, the fact is that most people that purchase 3D printers should not have purchased them, as, again my opinion, 3D printers are not for mainstream users. One sometimes needs a lot of knowledge and patience to deal with 3D printing.
In fact, with you look at any 3d forum group for any brand printer you will see the multitudes of issues that people have with all brands of printers, not just Raise3D, and to say otherwise would be a blatant lie.
Let’s be honest here about 3D printers and 3D printing, 3D printers serve as useful as tools and each one, no matter what the brand, have their issues and for every printer on the market there is plenty of room for improvement.
There is no perfect 3D printer and whoever says there is a perfect printer has never had to print for a living.
I gave an honest opinion based on owning and using both machines and printing hundreds of prints on each machine.
I am sorry if your experience is different, however do not put me down because I have good experiences with the Raise3D.
I said that the Zortrax was a good machine but I liked the Raise3D better for particular reasons that I had stated, this does this make me a bad person?
Let me ask you this, do you even own a Raise3D? Probably Not!
Have people had issues with Raise3D, yes as with ALL PRINTERS, my first Zortrax M200 had it’s heated build plate sort out the first time I used it and the SD card reader stopped working at 2 months and had to be replaced. My Ultimaker came with a non working hot-end, the heater was not working. I went through a dozen of Makerbot Smart Extruders until they made their design changes. I have a brand new Leapfrog Bolt that I have not been able to print with in over 4 weeks as of yet. Is the Leapfrog Bolt a bad printer? Don’t know yet, I am still working with support to isolate what is causing the issues. So, big deal, the support of the Utimaker was great, the support of Zortrax was non-existent, the support of LeapFrog is wonderful. WIth a little patience, help from support, replacement parts and time I was able to get these printers to work (not the Bolt as of yet).
Was and is all of this frustrating? You bet, but I don’t cry about it, no, life and work went and goes on.
I am not looking to argue here, that is one of the reasons I do not usually comment in any of these forums, I just give my opinions, which I don’t even do that anymore, however because it seems that people like you want to deny others a voice, an opinion, based on real experiences with actually working with the machines day in and day out, making their living out of 3D printing.
You think this printer is great, that one sucks, fine that is your opinion, but let’s try not to be insulting about it.
I don’t usually respond on forums, I don’t like the hostile angry comments that people like you feel that they have to voice, always offering a contradiction to everything they don’t agree with.
Remember the old adage, that if you have nothing good to say then say nothing at all!
Now you could rip me apart for what I had said here, that is fine because I understand what people like you really use the forums for, to make themselves feel superior to others. Always contradicting what someone has to say to, making people like me look like we do not know what we are talking about, trying to make yourself sound more knowing, more important, etc.
Well I assure you that I do know what I am talking about but do you?
As fas as I am concerned this subject should have been closed a long time ago and now I do consider it closed.