Owning this Type A-Machine-Pro now for 16 months having printed hundreds of items using a multitude of materials with reliable results, printing single item to a full platen of multiple parts. This 3D printer has a large 12-inch cubed capacity.
Printing results success is 99% of the time, experienced only a hand full of aborts. Operation requires care performing setups such as having a clean bed and preparing it, I use glue sticks, a glue stick holder is handy and available for download here.
Installing the Type A-Machine-Pro placed on a solid platform leveling is never an issue once done correctly. As the machine is shipped they supply a tube to guide filament from the spool holder to the print head; the root cause of one print failure, it works fantastic without it.
Comparing with other 3D printers. Type A Machine Pro results are the most reliable. The print quality is very good yet there is better. I attribute this to the cooling could be better. The print head on this machine is outstanding.
Print quality; experimenting with the fan and fan shroud I used a thermal imager to better understanding material cooling and processing relative to printing quality. Stock fan shroud misses the mark, this critical core function cooling and print quality are related.
The Type A-Machine-Pro design is outstanding when one considers function it prints with outstanding reliability. Machine features such as the open design provides ease of access to the build plate. Operation and the computer based software provides the best ease of use, seamless interface and the functions are flawless as this Type A-Machine is printer, not pretending to be a computer only interfacing with one.
The glue stick holder designed for this printer and an improved fan shroud models you can print will be or are available here. Happy printing.