Flashforge Dreamer

96% Recommended

Description

This dual extrusion printer was designed with reliability and ease of use in mind. Featuring a fully enclosed volume, automatic filtering, and a touch screen display, the Flashforge Dreamer makes for an excellent and affordable dual-extrusion machine.

Product Details

Improve Printer Specifications
Printer Type
FDM
Print Bed Size (mm)
231 x 150 x 140
Layer Resolution
100 microns
Material Types
ABS, PLA, PVA
Maximum Temperature
230° C
Open Source
Closed Hardware

Rating Summary

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Where to Buy

$1,099.00

Amazon

Flashforge Dreamer Prints 96

28 Reviews

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Small dsc00164 By meharshey on Aug 17 2017
Good First Printer

Overall I have been very satisfied with my Dreamer. My success rate has been way better than I expected. The included software works, and I'll leave it at that. I have moved on to Simplify 3d. Get this software; worth every penny. One complaint is the wifi. It is not at all reliable. I transfer everything on a SD card, or connect with a USB cable. A great feature is the heated bed. I think it has a lot to do with my frequent success. The included stick down bed cover (can't remember what they call it...) works great. It came with replacements, but I am still using the original! Rarely have lifting issues. Actually more the other way. Some prints are very difficult to remove. My extruder nozzles are getting bad, so I ordered a upgrade kit off Amazon. I have not installed them yet, so not sure if they are better. There are lots of cool little upgrades for the Dreamer out there to print.

Avatar small By Alexander Acker on Sep 25 2017
Good printer but fussy

Was hoping this printer was easy enough that my then 11-year old daughter could do some prints without my help but, like most 3D printers, it's fussy.  With lots of monitoring, it does put out very nice prints so we're happy with the quality in general. The software shipped with the printer in 2016 was crap - get Simplify3D!

Avatar small By BryceThe3DPrinter on Dec 27 2017
FlashForge Dreamer is a Believer

The FlashForge company makes very reliable printers. The only problems is the stepper motors and enclosure. One small tug from the filament and it leaves an offset edge. It hard to remove larger prints because you are unable to go all the way around the print. Simplify 3D is very simple, just input an .STL file and edit the settings and supports and there you go. The print quality is awesome. I recommend on more like model or gift prints use a .12 mm layer height. If you are making something fast, use .2 or .25 mm layer height. Overall great printer.

Avatar small By eh on Jan 11 2018
Great machine for getting started

A wonderful introductory machine for getting started with 3d printing.

I set up and got it running within about 15 minutes.  After verifying that the build plate was level, I began with the included tests for the left and right extruders. Everything went without a hitch (if you have issues RTFM).

Since setup I have run my Dreamer for a solid 2 week period non-stop. 

Only a few times have I run into issues, which I could sum up to user error (temp settings for build plate or filament).

This printer would be a great starter for anyone looking to get into smaller design/prototyping work.

Small l3 By luke3 on Feb 26 2018
Pretty great

The print bed could be better, I found that the buildtak type surface gets ruined too quickly, I removed it entirely and replaced with glass and normally use blue painters tape on top.

The first 5 minutes are critical for this printer, there is the occasional bit of over extrusion which will pull off or interfere with the first couple of layers, which will cause the print to fail.

It takes proprietary spools with no mounting points for 3rd party filament, this is easily worked around but annoying all the same.

The included software is a bit rubbish and I found I got an unacceptable level of failed prints using it, I've switched to simplify3D now which is worth the price.

Dual extrusion has turned out to be a bit of waste of money, but thats just my opinion, there are too many quirks and compromises when dual extruding.

Don't be put off by these negatives though, I have had other printers and this one is great overall, I would recommend it and I will buy another Flashforge in the future, I'd give it 4 stars overall.

Avatar small By pkishlock on Nov 07 2018
My first 3D printer.

Prints have worked well so far. Measurement accuracy have been spot on. A little pricey compared to similar models. The enclosed case keep temperatures steady, along with preheating the filament. The dual extruders are nice for working with various materials. Bed tape is a draw back, either sticks to good or not enough depending on bed lubrication. (I spray a very small amount of WD40 onto a rag and apply sparingly, makes separation easier) All in all, it is a well made and accurate printer, I will consider Flashforge again.

Avatar small By kellis on Apr 29 2019
Flashforge Dreamer - WHAT A MACHINE!!!

The Flashforge Dreamer, has worked flawlessly since I purchased it and I have ran over 60lbs of filament through it without a single failed print.  The Flashprint software it comes with is super easy to use and I have found it to work great for combining files. To sum up this little dynamo, it is nothing short of exceptional, reliable and affordable.

Avatar small By Justin Service on Feb 02 2020
good printer decent price.

been running for 4 years so far 

Avatar small By Justin Sunday on Apr 13 2020
Great printer for newbies on a budget.

So far, I really like this printer! This is my first printer and the first time I've ever even used a 3D printer, so I don't have anything to compare my experience to, other than photos of others' prints. Some things about the printer that bother me: The enclosed spool holders are made to fit Flashforge's proprietary filament spools. Their filament is about double the price of other filament I've found and they come in 0.6 kg spools, as opposed to what appears to be the most widely used size of 1kg. Also, the interior spool diameter is significantly smaller than the inside spool diameter of other brands, meaning you will need to find and print your own adapters, or wind your own filament every time you want to change colors, types, or if you want to try printing with anything other than their proprietary spools. Also, the filament tends to catch on an angled area of the enclosure quite often. This isn't usually a problem, but it has caused my filament to break once and, when I paused the print, the extruders reset above the right filament, dripped onto the spool and forced me to cut out about a foot of unused filament... But yeah, other than those two issues, I haven't had any real issues with the printer and have had a great time learning the ins and outs of 3D printing with this machine. I definitely recommend it for someone wanting to get their feet wet with 3D printing.

Very pleased with cost and user friendliness

I am a novice in 3d printing so I still have to learn how to adjust the settings for the materials used for quality printouts

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