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Anycubic 4Max Pro
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:17:02 PM »
Hi everybody, does any of our members has information / experience about/with this 3D printer ?

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 10:47:57 PM »
A friend of mine has an Anycubic Kossel Delta Linear plus printer and I am truly amazed how much machine you get for the price and how great it works.  Yes, it's a kit but it is very high quality.  If I was a better 3D CAD jockey, I'd buy one right now.  https://www.3dprintersbay.com/anycubic-kossel

If the 4Max Pro is of similar quality, it should be great.
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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 10:17:54 AM »
Hi DICKEYBIRD,
thanks for your comments.
In the meantime I have found some more information about this new 3D printer in a German specialists forum also.
All the comments about the first usage of this printer has been positive from different users.
So I have done my decision and the order button was pressed.
Coming from an European warehouse it is likely that it will arrive today already. If I do believe into the tracking information.
So another box Pandora's box will be open soon.
10 years ago I have said that I do not need any CNC milling in the shop, since nearly 6 years now it is part of my model engineering and I donīt want to miss it anymore.
May be this 3D printing will be a similar story in the near future.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 07:58:00 PM by fumopuc »
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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 10:45:23 AM »
Congratulations  Achim.  Another new toy to play around with.  Many times I wish I had 3D printing facility.  Please tell us what you think of it when you get it.

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 07:26:27 PM »
I think you'll be very happy with it Achim.  I want a  Kossel Delta Linear really bad after seeing how good it is but alas, there just isn't enough time.  The CNC lathe still lacks a few details for it to be running usefully again...the CNC mill project is a long way from being finished...the induction heater project is about 75% done...not to mention the shiny new Deckel grinder clone that arrived last week needs it's new spot set up properly.  So many projects...so little time. :'(
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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 11:50:39 AM »
Hi everybody, here my first experience with this brand new 3D printer.
Unboxed, power connected, seeing and hearing a nice Intro at the display, trying to select the next menu for the homing function by the touching the touch screen, no reaction of the machine. After half an hour I was sure, I should be able to switch a printer on and select an other menu by the touch screen, so there must be a damage at the printer.
The only idea was, to check all the wiring and connectors, so I had to disassemble the whole thing.
At the end I have found a damaging at the top left corner at the glass of the touch screen.
A ticket at Anycubic support center is made, so lets see what will happen.


My intention was to buy a plug&play system and to start immediately with the printing, so I have invested EUR 500.


Until now I have got "plug&play" distributed  all over my room, a not working printer and the never ending hope to get a spare touch screen as soon as possible.


And yes I forgot, additionally a quality pass, which definitive does not belong to my printer.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 04:09:26 PM by fumopuc »
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Achim

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 08:40:08 PM »
That is a drag Achim - I really hope they will help you with all the parts needed without any fuss.

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2019, 09:05:21 AM »
Hi Per, first good news,
I have got a response to my ticket already and they do offer a replacement card board with display/touch screen.
So letīs see which way they do offer to get it as soon as possible.
My hope is, that there are spares in the European warehouse available too.   
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Achim

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2019, 07:51:14 PM »
Greetings Fumopuc, I hope that your replacement parts arrived and you are printing. I too just recently dived into the 3D printer arena. I originally found one that was very modestly priced, it was an Anet A10. It arrived and was an "Erector Set of pieces. Do not get me wrong here as it has been a fully capable printer, especially with printed parts made to assist in rigidity. It has supplied me with endless hours of satisfaction, both in putting it together, tweaking and fine tuning it, and finally getting parts printed. While I was putting this one together, I spied another printer that was only a few dollars more, but was much more rigid, right out of the box and would require a lot less gaffing about to get up and running. It was a Cruelty model Ender3. I ordered two of them and traded one to a friend of mine. His was operational within a week and he helped me in tweaking mine. There are a number of things I want to tryout, the first being able to CNC of sorts a block of wax for lost was casting. You can print up a bolt-on adapter that takes the place of the hot end of the printer and when a high speed spindle is held with it, the printer becomes a light capacity CNC mill.


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« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 08:00:23 PM by Bearcar1 »

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019, 08:14:24 PM »
Hi Jim
I am glad to see your endorsement of the Ender 3.

I am about to buy an Ender 3 Pro as well. It has a great support ecosystem online in various places. Also lots of advice on upgrades and tweaks.

I expect to use it for making PLA 'lost wax' patterns from some small castings as well as some fixtures for my Alexander D-bit grinder. The small spindle idea also suits me fine, I need to engrave 12 displays worth of 0-9 digits in plexi later this year for a 1958 Univac II Console panel re-animation project :-)


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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2019, 09:17:04 PM »
Hi Gerrit, I bought an Ender-3 a few months ago. Worked fine right out of the box, easy assembly. Great prints if you do careful assembly, just like Myfordboy says in his youtube channel. I'm very happy with mine. It is excellent value for money, in my opinion. It was the first such machine getting good reviews (from people I respect) I could afford.

Did some minor upgrades :

-installed Creality glass bed - first layer adhesion is far better with the glass than the flex pad supplied. I set the bed temp at 66 deg for PLA to compensate for the glass thickness. Bed temp is actual 60 deg.
-installed an all-metal extruder head system - the supplied plastic parts were creeping and filament sometimes skipped - fixed w metal extruder
-installed heavier bed level springs - these hold the bed level adjustment much better than stock springs.

Michael Laws at "Teaching Tech" on youtube has some excellent videos about the Ender-3 and really knows it cold. All sorts of more complex upgrades there too, should you wish to go there in future.
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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2019, 09:38:32 PM »


Michael Laws at "Teaching Tech" on youtube has some excellent videos about the Ender-3 and really knows it cold. All sorts of more complex upgrades there too, should you wish to go there in future.
Thank you for the upgrade suggestions, there are many to choose from so a shorter list is great :-). Mine will apparently come with a Silicon Carbon Glass Bed. I will be buying semi-locally (40km drive) at a store so if I have issues there is someone to talk with.

I subscribed to Teaching Tech's Patreon account last night after watching many of his YouTube videos, great source of no nonsense information, not just for this particular printer.

Achim: I likely will spend the same amount of money as your Anycubic 4Max Pro over time, e.g. touch screen, filament break detector, enclosure for ABS etc but this way I can ease into it. Also monthly hobby-budget friendlier this way.

gerrit
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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2019, 09:59:32 PM »
Hi Gerrit, I'm in the middle of building a low cost enclosure for my Ender-3 to try printing polycarbonate and TPU (rubber-like) filament. It's based on one 4' x 8' sheet of 3/4" thick expanded polystyrene white foam - $14 CDN at Home Depot - and some PLA printed joiners to hold it all together. The front door is hinged with PLA hinge parts and held shut with magnets. If you are interested I can send you a file set. Cheers Jeff

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2019, 06:58:49 AM »
Hi Per, first good news,
I have got a response to my ticket already and they do offer a replacement card board with display/touch screen.
So letīs see which way they do offer to get it as soon as possible.
My hope is, that there are spares in the European warehouse available too.

Plug & Play 3d Printer part #2.
After several mails between China and Munich, Germany, it was agreed that the spare display/touch screen card board will be sent to my address shipped from China, because of no stock of spare parts in the European warehouse until now.
Last Friday they have asked me in a friendly way to give a rating for their support service.
In my understanding a bit to early, because from my side no reason to close the ticket already, because for me and my printer nothing has changed so far.
So I have asked for a tracking number of my shipment with spares.
The answer was, they do apologize but until now they could not send the display , because it is out of stock.
The Anycubic purchase department has reordered at the sub supplier already and the delivery is in transit.
So I am still a happy owner of a non printing plug & play 3d printer, disassembled and undressed on the table.

Spending EUR 500 so far for a comfortable plug & play solution, getting the plug & pray version and having no glue if it will ever print.

I have tried to find the spare display anywhere in the net, also in the Ali express Anycubic Shop, but without any success so far.
 
 
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Achim

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Re: Anycubic 4Max Pro
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2019, 01:09:04 PM »
That is frustrating Achim having to wait for a part they should have in stock. I hope it will all turn out well in the end for you though.

Bill