I've been trying for over two years to get my Rostock Max v1 UK edition working, at this point I'm wondering:
Should I try to fix it? Rebuild it? bin it?
I bought it from the now defunct Creative Machines in the United Kingdom.
At the time SeemeCNC seemed quite optimistic about distributing their gear in the UK, and I thought I'd be OK buying form their UK partnered distributor-
an opinion based on this post from Jon at SeemeCNC:
Many hours have gone into this machine, but no consistent up-time yet. I am very grateful to all on the forums who have tried to help me get it working.
After voicing my worries to SeemeCNC Jon Olly said this to me:
Per the numerous emails and parts sent, we have done everything we thought we could to provide you with what you needed to get your 'kit' working. Unfortunately, you purchased the machine from creativemachines, and he sold only a partial kit, with many many modifications from our design. Any and all changes he made were out of our control, including using different electronics/firmware and some of the hardware used to assemble the machine. Unfortunately, we are sorry to say we do not know what all those changes were, as he did not stay a distributor for long, and this is one of the reasons apparently.
I'm not blaming SeemeCNC, but maybe I bought a lemon, and maybe it was a mistake to assume the UK distributor was legitimate ?
Has anyone had got any opinions on what I should do with this printer?
Based on Jon's communication I fear I may have been sold a cut-price / faulty Rostock Max kit.
Is there a way I can ascertain which parts are good? - If SeemeCNC don't know what I have bought, how can I figure it out?
If I can work out what's worth keeping, I'd love to hear opinions/experiences on upgrading a Rostock Max v1.
...Or have things moved along so much, would I be better off scrapping the whole machine and starting afresh?
Apologies if the above sounds negative, I may give up on the Rostock Max soon, but I've learned a lot on the journey...