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Qidi-tech X-max 3d Printer Review - Fully Enclosed 3d Printer

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If you’re looking for a fully enclosed large-scale 3d printer capable of printing all types of filament, including abs, a nylon without too much of the hassle, then this 3d printer might be a choice. Stay tuned! Hi, guys, next here, back with another video. And this is the xmax from. GD Tech X Max is a fully enclosed large-scale to the printer. Then I got my Denton on Amazon. With impressive 5 stars feed bit rate from close to 165 customers, X Max comes with a fully enclosed frame design, which makes it perfect for printing any high-temperature filaments like polycarbonate. ABS, nylon and etc. When it comes to the print size X, Max comes with a bill. Volume of 300 by 250 by 300 millimeters on the z-axi’s, which is pretty large and it should be plenty enough for the most makers out there. This printer comes with a direct-drive extruder. That supports pretty much any kind of filament. It has magnetic flexible bill plate, dual Z-axi’s lead screw touchscreen, it support printing over USB stick, Internet cable or the Wi-Fi, in terms of extra features the X Max support to resume printing after power loss, and it supports out a shutdown feature after the print is finished. Now, let’s do a quick unboxing and setup. This is a shipping box of the X Max, and it’s huge. It weights over 38 kilograms, or 84 pounds. So make sure that you have extra set of hands to help you with a unboxing inside of the shipping box. You’re gonna find Plate Level Paper 2 extra pill plate tanks card with a one-year warranty and one, your infinite support troubleshooting with a frequently asked questions and there is a very nice and detailed colorful guide, which is full of useful information. It will tell you how to unbox the printer how to set it up how to use the slicer how to print pretty much everything to get you started? And for those who use simplified 3d there is a print and profile, which is very nice more in a box. You’re gonna find one more extruder. This is a high-temperature direct-drive extruder that is meant to be used for nylon, polycarbonate, carbon fiber and other high-temperature filaments this so there comes with a hardened steel nozzle. So you do not need to worry about abrasive filament. Also, there is a quick instructions and video how to install the new extruder. The process is pretty easy. And you just take a few minutes next. There is a spare relay, which can turn off the printer automatically after the print is finished, which is very useful feature. Next there is a toolbox in which you will find many things like tools. Spare brass nozzle, fuse clips, screws, spare filament guide tube and more next. We have an internet cable, nice and sharp spatula, spool holders and one kilogram of PLA filament. Once I take the printer out from the box and place it on the desk, I removed the plastic protective falls and zip ties, which was holding the print heads in a place during the shipping. Then I plug in the printer, turn it on and lift the build platform from the software interface, which allow me to remove the protective foam that was securing the heat bed during the shipping with the printer. There is also supplied glowstick and USB flash memory on which there is a video guides with a troubleshooting Kitty slices, softer slicer profiles and all kinds of useful information and video guys, which was great after that. I installed the filament. I leveled the heated bed, which takes around 2 minutes, and the xmax was ready to run. Since there is no assembling for the whole unboxing process and setup, you need around 15 to 20 minutes, which makes it perfect for the beginners and now let’s talk about the size design and the build quality of the xmax with external dimensions of 58 by 53 by 74 The Xmax is pretty large 3d printer, but since the heat bed moves only up and down instead of back and forward, this printer is quite of compact as well and it will fit nicely on any standard home or office desk table beside size. I have to comment on a weight as well. The X Max weight is about 27 kilograms, or 61 pounds, which makes it the most heaviest and the most stable desktop 3d printer that I ever tested more on that in just a moment when it comes to the design. X Max looks very nice and clean like a cube. The printer comes in a dark gray color, and all side panels are made of injected multiply, stick attached to the middle of frame, which is inside of the printer on the front side of the printer. There is a wide magnetic door with a transparent. Plexiglas and there is a built-in LED light so you can monitor the printing process. Even in a dark and the LED light is controlled from the LCD screen on the front top side beside Xmax name, there is illuminated power on/off button and there is LCD screen while on the bottom, there is a USB and LAN Internet socket on the left and right side. We have the huge silver axe handle and a few warning information and on the back of the printer. There is a spool holder that retracts to enclose your fans. AC socket with a fuse and the main on/off switch under the plastic panels. The Xmax has the middle of frame, which is incredible of robust and heavy. And when you see this 3d printer in a person, you do not get feeling that under this plastic shell. There is a heightened steel metal frame. Thanks to this industrial design. The Xmax has the most stable heat bed platform that I ever saw on a desktop 3d printer. The Hilbert platform itself is made of 2 millimeter folded steel sheet, supported by dual Z-axis lead screw that slides on the dual 12 millimeter stainless steel rods on each side, the X and y carriages are sliding on a 10 millimeter steel rod. And what is even more impressive is that the X Max has the heated bed, which is made of whopping 10 millimeter thick aluminum plate, which I never seen before on a desktop 3d printer. This robust heated bed is packed with a high temperature tolerant magnets, which hold the steel bill plate very strong in a place. Once you level the xmax once you don’t need to think about it for a very long time. Also, the heat bed warms up reasonably fast. Consider how thick action is. Here is the list of time intervals now? The bill plate itself is made of steel sheet and it can be used in two ways on one side. There is a bill tag printing surface, which is suitable for PLA ptg TPU and ABS print’s Other side of the bill plate with a combination of glowstick is meant to be used for high temperature filaments like nylon, polycarbonate, carbon-fiber and etc, by having the flexible bill plate, removing the prints from it is very easy, just bend it in opposite direction, and the prints will pop up on the right side of the X carriage. There is very powerful filament turbofan, which blows they are precisely under the tip of the nozzle from each corner of the heat block, which is great. Also, it’s a good to point that there is a two ways to install the filament on the xmax. First one is on the top of the printer. There is a foldable spool holder that can hold up to three spools of filament so that you can feed the printer directly from the top. The second you can install the filament on the second spool holder inside the printer and feed the printer from down below. The second options is very useful for filaments like nylon that needs to be kept inside the enclosure in a dry environment. Vironment away from the moisture. Of course you can install any kind of standard filament spool inside the printer and keep your filament away from dust debris and moisture on the back of the enclosure. There are two very quiet, 120 millimetres fans with the filters that pushes their outside of the enclosure, which helps with air circulation and the fan are controllable from the LCD screen. The cable management on the Xmax is a very nicely done All cable wires that connect printhead and the motherboard are combined into one single flat cable, which is very nice in clean solution. The rest of the cables run through the single cable chain on the right side of the enclosure. Speaking of enclosure, the top cover on the xmax is holding with the four magnets one on each corner and it can be removed easily at any time. The top cover is made of transparent plastic that traps the heat inside the enclosure, which is great for printing, abs and nylon for those who are interesting about the temperatures inside the enclosure. When printing abs, I have placed a small temperature sensor on the back of the enclosure and I’m getting reading around 53 degrees Celsius in terms of printer controls. The xmax comes with a 5 inch. LCD screen and the screen itself has a nice resolution. It’s a bright responsive, and you have a good waving angles. The software interface on this printer is a simple and straightforward. The icons on the nice and big with a plenty of space between them navigation to the menu is without any lag and everything is where it should, but there is a few interesting things, for example. When you print, you can turn on or off. Enclosure lights set the printer to turn off after the printing is finished or you can control the enclosure fans and before each print, you can see the small preview of the model, which is very useful now. Let’s talk about the print quality. The print quality on the xmax in short is awesome. One of the best that I seen. This printer comes with a chilli slicer and even with the standard print profile and the stock print settings. I was getting pretty good. Print results for more advanced users that use simplified 3d There is a supply printing profile, which will give you even better print results for this video review. I have been quite a few test prints in a PLA p2g ABS, nylon and dpo filament, so let’s start first with a PLA test prints printed with a red generic. Pla, that comes with a printer looks great. At first. I printed the Test G code that comes with a printer, then a few 3d Benjis in a different layer height. And then I print FDM benchmark test print. I gotta say that xmax perform very good. Benjis looks great and the print accuracy was on spot. Only the retraction was slightly off for this read. Pla, so I tuned it later on and here are the print settings that I use for those who wonder about the noise level. When printing, my decibel meter shows around 45 decibel and the xmax is one of the most silent with the printer that I ever tested next. I moved to some bigger models first. I print this client. Below ways designed by create cafe 3d in 0.16 millimeter layer, height, 20% infill and 60 millimeters the second print speed They explain to close to 16 hours to complete And here is a close look on the base. It looks very nice there. I slice have started to print. One of the most beautiful design 3d model called the sorceress designed by Luba 3d to save the print time and the filament I used on is 0% infill 0.15 millimeter layer height and the print speed was 50 millimeters a second even through the half of the print. I can already see that it will look great. The plane took seven hours to complete and the results was fantastic. She is a beauty next. I decided to print something big, so I scale up this tool by an impeller to 300% scale and a printed in 0.16 millimeter layer, height, 5% infill and 15 millimeters a second print time was 25 hours Thanks to this magnetic build plate. It was very easy to remove the print even this size without any damage. This impeller is designed by dr. Daniel Thomas from The Ting givers and like the other PLA test prints. It turnouts great as well. I also print this pinecone lamp. The print results was again awesome. I used the same print settings as before. Plus with added 30% in fill this pinecone lamp is designed by Street fire industries, and it consists of three separate parts with a tonal print time of around 32 hours. One tip if you wanna print PLA with a top cover on like I do make sure that you turn on the air circulation. And if you use the heated bed, make sure that you set the heater bed to turn off after the first layer, this will help you greatly with a cooling sense. The PLA prints much better in a cool environment and you will save a crested Erbil as well, if like, you can also remove the top cover, but if you follow these simple tips, you don’t have to next. I test the PTT filament and I got very nice results as well first. I print a few smaller prints like the simple gear designed by Jared New, then this carabiner designed by Charlie 1982 and the prints looks very nice and this one is a very useful. I like it a lot, then. I found these spinner gears designed by Makerbot, which looks very interesting and I print it as well without issues. This prints turn out great, and it spins very nice, Then for comparison to PLA. First, I print the saucer is from a little bit 3d but this time in a Peter J using the same print settings and speeds Just like with a PLA. The brains turn out beautifully next. I found this twisted vase design by Gd again. Stein and I scale it up to maximum 300 millimeters on the Z axis in a slicer. I use the spiral or vase mode, which means entire model in just one pass. After 15 hours, the race was finished and it looks excellent. The layer is bonded so nicely on this print that you cannot even tell that this face is 3d printed very nicely indeed. Alright, X Max performs great with a PLA and PG filament. But what about ABS? If you own the open frame type 3d printer, then you already know how hard and tricky can be printing with ABS who loves to warp and crack without the proper enclosure. Now, since the X max has a very nicely enclosure and the print head has isolated nozzle from the hotend fan. There are absolutely no air. That side blows at the print so that abs layers can bond very nice and strong temperature inside our enclosure when printing ABS is stable at 53 degrees Celsius, which is great for those who print in a colder environment. And you need even higher temperature inside the enclosure. You can print this cover design by Alex M 98 which is designed to close this opening on the back of the top. Cover we discover on. You can expect even higher temperature inside the enclosure next. I print again this impeller in a three hundred percent scale with ABS. The print looks very nice. It has zero warping and no crack layers. I also print the sorceries in this blue abs, and it turns out great as well. She came out with all details. There is no imperfections, layer, separation or warping. The print looks perfect like it was with a PLA. The saying goes with this carabiner, which is also painted in ABS. The print looks nice and strong and he has zero warping. Next stop is the nylon, but since I never paint with this type of filament, I was only able to find one spool of nylon That was laying around since I brought it in August 2017 Unfortunately, this spool of nylon was full of moisture and in order to have been able to print with it. I dry it first in oven for a few hours at 75 degrees Celsius, and then I install it inside the printer. Also, I had a small piece of Teflon tube to make sure that no filament rub against a flight cable. I believe this is a better solution than the stock. One who is only the small piece of this plastic tube. All right, here are the few test prints that are printed with this nylon first. I print few of these carabiner hooks, which turns out pretty good then. I print the pool gear and then cap for the silicone glue overall. I get pretty decent results. Then I figure out why not print the sorceress as well since I already printed with all other types of filament, so I did on this plane did for some stringing which I clean a few minutes for the razor blade and here is the sorceries printed with a nylon and I gotta say it looks surprised a good other than a few burnt spots. It looks pretty decent and here. They are all next to each other. We have the sorceress printed in a PLA ptg, abs and nylon and the test print. He’s a TPU or the flex filament and here are the few examples that I printed without any problems first. I print this sealing ring for the silicone glow cap. Then I print this render design by Barspin, and it turns out great too, and, Lastly, I print this low poly flexible cat, and it looks very nice as well and now the final words well guys after spending more than two months with the Xmax. I gotta say that I’m very impressed with the performance and reliability of this 3d printer. I always wanted to have large-scale fully enclosed with the printer that doesn’t cost a fortune and it works as it should right out of the box. In terms of any cons, there does view first. The position of the USB and Internet port are not on a most convenient place. Internet Port, for example, should be on the back of the printer instead of the front and the USB flash memory that comes with a printer is sticking too much out, so it will be nice that nano flash memory comes in a box with the printer and not this one. Of course, if you print over. Wi-fi, this wouldn’t be a problem. The second cons is the lack of the filament random sensor, which should be standard on the printer of this price point. These sensors are very cheap and it’s a shame that xmax don’t have one other than that X. Max is awesome, 3d printer, and it’s a real working horse. It give consistent awesome print quality print after print. They have today without breaking a sweat. I think GD tech did a great job with X. Max and I can recommend it to anyone who is looking for safe, reliable and a fully enclosed 3d printer. Alright, guys! I hope that you liked this video and found it useful links of Xmax and other 3d tech 3d printers. You can find in a video description, and if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave the comment. Thanks for watching, and I see you next time. Bye bye!