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Anyone have a QIDI TECH X-Plus 3D Printer

pcasanova

Hot Rolled
Joined
Mar 14, 2008
Location
vacaville ca
yes, when it works it seems to work great but I have issues with the nozzles plugging up. printed all week no issues, finished one print, printer sat for a few hours started the next job and it was plugged (not the first time). took the print head apart cleared the clog now the print head wont heat over 175c. plugged in another extruder and same issue. both heads had 14ohm resistance and 23v feeding. emailed tech support and they wanted a video, really don't know what a video will prove that after 10minutes the temp only hit 175. Not sure where the failure but it seems parts are available. they have a ebay/amazon/ali stores.
 

jhov

Aluminum
Joined
Jun 5, 2020
I have the X-MAX and have had no issues. It's dead simple to use and produces good prints right out of the box.
 

Deude-Mann

Aluminum
Joined
Mar 27, 2021
I have two X-Plus machines I have run about 50 kilos of filament through and they work just fine. It was recommended to me by a friend that uses several Qidis for production work.

Facebook has a good Qidi user's group.
 

Pietro8

Plastic
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Pros of this printer: large print area, fully enclosed body, 2 spool mounting options, 2 network interfaces, built-in backlight, ability to turn off the printer after printing, magnetic table with good adhesion and easy part separation.
Cons: High price
What do I lack in this printer to call it perfect, in terms of usability? It needs a quieter driver and a double-sided part blowout.
 

Leif820

Plastic
Joined
Sep 30, 2021
I have 3 at home and works has bought 3 I also have their UV cure printer as well. They are awesome out of the box with little adjustments. Simple to use and reliable. I run the home printers nonstop all week and the work printers run 24 hours a day. in 2 years we have had no issues other then operator error. Their new I-fast is amazing with beautiful registration at 25% faster speeds.
Hope this helps
 

no704

Aluminum
Joined
Sep 14, 2017
We have 2 X-max units. They work great! Need to re level the bed occasionally. Have had to change the print nozzle a few times, keep extras on hand.
 

DubbleTrubble

Aluminum
Joined
Feb 8, 2021
Location
Hollyweird CA
I realize this is an old thread, but it caught my eye because I just purchased a Qidi X-Plus II. I've been using a Prusa Mini+ for about 15 months now, and needed another printer to increase production and also easily get into nylon and polycarbonate. I've only been using the Qidid for 5 days thus far, but have already developed some opinions:

  1. It makes nice prints and is pretty easy to set up.
  2. I haven't had any clogging problems so far.
  3. So far, I prefer to use the Prusa Slicer rather than Cura or Qidi's version of Cura. This may be because I've been using the Prusa slicer for a year and am comfortable with it.
  4. Speaking of Slicers, the standard setting gcode from Cura seems to take about 2-3 times longer to print than that of Prusa. For example, the same exact object printed with the basic Prusa slicer takes about 2.5 hours to print. With Cura, it's closer to 5.5 hours. Both with a layer height of 0.15mm. I printed both and there is no noticeable difference in quality. I haven't looked too closely at the gcode yet, but I did notice that the print speeds aren't all that different. I mention this because, if you're new to 3D printing, you might not realize how long the prints made by Cura are compared to Prusa. Or maybe I'm missing something.
  5. The X-Plus II comes with two separate extruders for low-temp and high-temp printing. The low-temp extruder has an MK8 M7 nozzle and the high-temp a MK10 M7 nozzle. I've been trying to find a source for the MK8 M7 nozzles, other than Qidi, and it's not been easy. I need 0.6mm for a specific project. The original X-Plus low-temp extruder had an MK10 M7 nozzle. I don't yet know why they made the change.
  6. For $610 including tax and shipping, what I paid at an 11-11 sale, the Qidi has a lot of bang for the buck. I'm impressed. The customer service has been good so far. However, I'm questioning the choice of the MK8 M7 nozzle.
 

50BMG DUDE

Aluminum
Joined
Jun 17, 2013
Location
Bonners Ferry
We've got one and I absolutely love it! - have not had ANY issues with it (yet) We use Simplify 3D for slicer and Solidworks for modeling. My Son bought us a bit bigger nozzle than it came with (.6MM I think?) Prints bigger prints way faster, but still really nice prints. Kinda like running .012 wire on a Wire EDM, (cuts way faster because it carries more juice)
 








 
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