QIDI Technology High-end 3D Printer:X-Maker,Focus on Homes and Education

27 reviews

$338.00

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★★★★★【Friendly Reminder: We have canceled the camera and breakpoint printing function, upgraded the main control system to make the printer more silent and improve print quality.】Professional research and development 3d printer for home,education Exclusive educational software with a special textbook Slient Printing ;Air circulation function; It support printing with PLA,ABS,TPU,PETG filament. Build size: 170 x 150 x 160 mm / 6.69'' x 5.9'' x 6.29'' Backed by with One-to-one QIDI TECH service. If you have queries about 3D Printer, feel free to contact our exclusive and fast support service team, we'll reply back to you within 24 hours. Free 6 months warranty is also guaranteed.
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User says:

I'm surprised at the advanced features they've managed to put into this printer while keeping the price under $600. This is the perfect printer for someone who wants to pay a little extra for some pro-level features and user-friendly operation, but not overpay for those benefits.This is a surprisingly quiet printer with a built-in camera for remote monitoring, WiFi printing, direct ethernet cable printing, direct USB (Win & Mac) printing via the QIDIprint software, USB flash drive printing, a flexible magnetic build plate, active air filtration, color touchscreen, and LED lighting with touchscreen On/Off control, breakpoint/resume printing with filament run-out detection, Flex/TPU filament printing, and a few other advanced features.We just received this printer today, and I recorded an unboxing video while setting it up, which I hope to have on Youtube soon (search for "QIDI X-Maker Unboxing"). This is our 6th 3D printer, and our 4th printer from QIDI. From the time I started opening the box to starting the first print was about 30 minutes. The first print (using the included red PLA filament and the test file pre-loaded on the flash drive) turned out perfectly, and the flexible magnetic build plate made part removal very easy.Having previously set up three QIDI printers, I expected it to be a smooth process. But the build quality, user-friendly setup, and overall features made this the best printer I've worked with so far. Also, it's a very attractive piece of equipment to look at (almost looks like a wine refrigerator), and something I actually want to put on my desk. I plan to make this my desktop prototyping and development printer.This printer is too new to require any tech support, but in the past, I've found QIDI support to be great to work with. I recently needed to replace a failed component, and the process of getting a replacement was much faster and less expensive than I expected.Additional notes:I did not find the X-Maker's WiFi setup to be entirely intuitive, because you must click on the text entry field to the right of the "router" icon (not the icon, itself) in order to pull up the list of available wireless networks. If you have any difficulty with this, view the video supplied on the USB flash drive (8. LAN print, then WIFI Printing.mp4) to see this process. Once I knew where to press on the touch screen, it was a breeze. Similarly, setting up the WiFi camera using the 3rd-party app (iOS & Android) requires a few steps, so I would suggest first viewing the video on the flash drive, which explains the process better than is possible in the printed documentation.

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UPDATE 10-9-18 Today I received the parts from QIDI. It included a complete extruder and hot end. Plug and go. Excellent Customer Service. Thank you May. I recommend QIDI whole heartedlyUPDATE . . I emailed May over at Qidi Print who quickly replied with instructions and videos an how to resolve my issues. When that did not work she immediately offered to send me a new extruder along with bed stickers and nozzles. I call that great customer service. Apparently there was a small piece of filament that jammed the extruder drive gear. where it was located it could not melt and come out the nozzle.I highly recommend this printer. Too bad enclosed printers really do not have large print volume but thats most of them out there. The built in light and camera make it easy to see what is going on even from a distance. No more babysitting my printers in case of errorsORIGINAL COMPLAINT:The printer was nice and worked very well, until i went to change filaments. I backed out the filament i was using (the one that came with the printer) and when I went to start a new roll it would not feed. I could feel the gears turning but nothing was coming out the hot end and the filament was not feeding in. Tried another new spool and same issue. I removed the extruder and took out the nozzle and small tube. The small tube was clogged with a bit of material which it should not have been since the material has back out earlier. Even with the nozzle and tube removed i could not feed filament manually through the assemble. I did notice a gap between the cold end and the extruder outlet. Seems there is a jam inside the hot end and even using 240 degree temp it does not come out. Waiting for Qidi to respond

User says:

If you are looking for a PLug'nPlay - 3D printer, you found it here.Build volume is not the biggest one, but enough for the most prints.Unboxing took me maybe 5 minutes.Print quality is good, printer is easy to use and good for PLA, ABS, PETG.Funktions:- closed chamber with vents- magnetic build plate 170mmx150mm- WIFI (for the slicer and the camera)- 3.5" touch screen- MK10 heatbreak and nozzle 0.4mm- bed leveling- 24VDCMy printer was equipped with the older mainboard, so it was very loud (but 100% functional) while printing.Contacted May at customer service, and I purchased a newer version of the mainboard.It was delivered from China to USA within 5 days (FIVE DAYS) via DHL. Fasted delivery I ever experienced.The only bad thing I figured out was the spool holder. With a bad spool it starts to tangle up very quick. My solution was to drill a small hole in the top cover and mount a self printed spool holder above the printer. Works very well.Slicer software is easy to use and with the WIFI connection very comfortable. Just slice it and send it to the printer (USB thumb drive has to be connected to mainboard as storage), done.Quality is out of the box good, and with some tuning of the slicer settings even better.I have already a Anet A8 (extrem modified to AM8) and a Artillery Sidewinder X1, so I'm not a rookie. What makes it easy for me to say : Overall, a good printer with a great customer support. I'm happy with it.

User says:

Let me start by saying I am a complete novice when it comes to 3D printing. This is my first machine and I had never even seen a 3D printer in person before purchasing this machine. After a ton of research, I settled on a Qidi printer because their products have consistently great reviews and are marketed as beginner-friendly. I received my machine this afternoon and was set up and ready to print in less than a half-hour (took so long because I read and reread everything to make sure I didn't mess anything up). After performing the bed leveling and doing some calibration prints from research I did (got my bed damn near perfect) I was off onto my first 5 hour print (see picture). I printed an IPad holder for my wife and it printed flawlessly. It seperated from the printing bed with no problems and my wife was thrilled with her new holder. To be fair I don't have any frame of reference to compare the quality of my print with but I can't imagine it coming out any better and if could it would be wasted on me. If the tech and customer support is half as good as the product and as what other people report it is then I am a guaranteed future customer when it's time to upgrade to one of their bigger machines. If you are on the fence about this machine as your first machine, get off the fence and get this 3d printer. It is everything they say!

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May 30, 2020Apparently they just removed the camera, too. But at least they are including the upgraded motherboard. That was silly, to have an upgraded motherboard without including it in the current product. Now apparently they do. Unfortunately the X-Maker printer is unavailable. All but one of their other printers are unavailable now, too. Must be a rough ride now over there in Communist China.May 20, 2020Everything works fine. The free version of Fusion 3D very easily exports the to-be-printed model to the QIDI Print slicer program (File > 3D Print). From QIDI Print, the Wi-Fi easily transfers the code to the printer. QIDI Print has lots of hidden settings that can be exposed as needed.I just happen to have some 15 mm diameter 1 foot long aluminum rods and bearings, that were going to waste. They fit perfectly, diameter wise and lengthwise into the spool holder holder! The only work needed was to make two spacers, for between the bearings and the filament spool. See the picture. Then I will drop some hot melt glue on the aluminum rod just outside of the bearings, to keep the bearings and the spool from moving left or right. The hot melt glue is eas to remove with isopropyl alcohol, someday (somewhere, over the rainbow). A different type of spool might require a different size spacer, but that's probably all. Not sure where you can get spacers for that, you might need to go to the store and look around (kidding). I also moved the LED lights so they shine brightly in line with the printing work. Being able to see the printing is neat. But I would like to see every little detail. Maybe replace the camera later, will see.May 11, 2020 (first, preliminary review)There was an internal filament holder, but not anymore! There is no filament holder on the left side like there used to be (like you see in a picture here in the reviews). They removed it. There is no bracket or any trace of the prior filament holder inside the current X-Maker. This is preliminary, I just got it today.

User says:

This printer has been flawless since day 1. When I first got it, I leveled it using the assisted leveling and I haven't had to level it since. I think I've printed 50 items on it so far, still leveled. I was able to print some pretty complicated items too. Attached is an opening flower print. It printed the whole thing perfectly and it opens and closes. The flower broke off due to me dropping it... Anyways, also attached is a duck I printed with a semi flex material. It printed it flawlessly as well, no issues at all.This is my second 3d printer and it is roughly the same price as my first printer. But the Qidi is way better than my other printer.

User says:

I had been looking at getting a 3D printer for a while now, and now that the prices have fallen quite a bit I went ahead and got one. It didn't take very long at all to get started. About an hour and a half to unbox it start the test print on the USB drive. I did have some bed leveling issues, but that was my fault. So far I've used the following PLA: PLA, PLA+ (PLA2), Glow-in-the-Dark, Metallic, Glitter, Clear, and Wood. The wood PLA printed a bit stringy, but it just needs to have the nozzle temp lowered another 5C or so to minimize it a bit more.I've printed my maker coin in all rolls and samples I got in the past month of ownership and have decided on my preferred brand from them.I have yet test out the other filament types this printer can do, but so far I'm having a blast learning the hardware, software, and designing side of things. I do plan on getting it hooked up to OctoPrint via the UART header on the main board soon to have a visual away from home with longer prints.Note: babygroot, terrain rocks, and benchy were downloaded from thingiverse. The coins, coin holder, and MTG land station were designed by yours truly.

User says:

As a newbie to 3D printer, I am very happy with the Qidi X-maker printer. Like all printers, it takes a little while to dial in the slicer setting and learn your machine. I have not experienced any mechanical issues so far. I emailed Tech support for one question and received a prompt response, as well as a follow up. I thought that was nice. There is also a really active FB group that has a wealth of information so I recommend checking that out. A friend of my mine has the X-plus and has been really happy with it, so I decided to try out the x-maker. I am OK with smaller print bed and limited material capability compared to the X-plus (may upsize in the future). I almost gave up on 3D printing, because I started off with a printer that was more advanced and complicated, and ended up with issues that I had trouble resolving on my own. Part of the problem was the lack of response and support from that company's customer service. I am having fun with my X-maker and have churned out some beautiful prints.

User says:

Can't say enough good things about this printer. Had I know the difference between the x-one2 before I made my first x-maker, I would have bought 3x more x-makers in the beginning.-Magnetic Flex BED!!! This is a MUST! No more scraping! No more damaged prints trying to remove from bed.-Wifi Controlled.... What a blessing-Relatively quiet printing-Enclosed, solid machine. Already put together- Excellent packing. Extreme plus!-Prints are clean and consistent-Slicer program is relatively easy to use and ADVANCED options are there is you want them.-Making prints within 15 minutes of unpacking. Literally 15 minutes. Level the bed, load your plastic, print!-Hatchbox PLA excellent results-Currently using MatterHackers PLA generic with just as good results-I was a Beginner in NOV 2019. Two months later have 15x qidi printers now. Overall goal is 20x.-I run them 24/7/365. For the amount of hours of printing, simply no machine issues that I can complain about.-Any questions, customer support answers within 6 hours. And usually less than that. Competent answers with always visual pictures or videos to answer my needs.-Thumb drive has every know Q&A answered most with videos.When I have extruder clogs, really all it takes is removal of 3 screws and its back in business in under 5 minutes. Which is PLA issues not machine issues.... Everyone will have extruder clogs as some point. Just know its not the end of the world and its an easy fix.Recommend to buy. --YES bought my friend and my brother oneRebuy- YES have done it many timesGood Value: YES.... Time is money and when you can be printing in 15 mins.... This is a stealUpgrades.... Would love to see Qidi add a filament run-out sensor. I know their boards can handle it. I have asked.... I have even tried to get a .ca company to contact them to get the ball rolling. That would seal the deal and they would have the best damn printer for under $500 bucks on the market.

User says:

So far, it's been great! I knew next to nothing about 3d printing, but this thing made it simple. Software has been solid in Win10. I print using WiFi, and monitor via the camera. The phone app is just okay, but good enough for monitoing a long print. Tinkercad is a simple online modeler that works great with the Qidi. Super happy with it. Already looking forward to eventually getting a dual extruder machine, probably another Qidi if/when they have one.My only minor gripe is that sometimes the filament comes off the spool and gets wrapped around the side of the spool holder. I just added some cardboard next to the spool to prevent it from coming off. Problem solved. I'm printing some larger spool adapters, as I write this, for holding the larger diameter reels from ERYone filament.Contrary to what some reviews have said, my printer did come with filament. Maybe 500g, or so, of orange.

User says:

I had been researching 3d printers for a while and I decided to buy the x-maker for a number of reasons. I wanted it to be enclosed. I liked the touch screen and wifi printing. I really liked the camera. I wanted minimal setup and good support. This printer really checked all those criteria. The print quality is great, and the one minor issue I had was addressed almost immediately by the customer support staff. The over all experience has been great and I am enjoying the printer. It comes with lots of accessories and replacement parts, and a USB with videos and documentation for everything you need to get set up. Definitely worth the money.

User says:

[[VIDEOID:86090c50e6ab68ba4d57436ebb6f6de2]] This printer is truly easy to use and comes with very clear instructions. It mostly comes ready to use out of the box except for some packaging removal. Another thing that I really liked about this printer was how fast it is. Compared to other printers that I've had, the Qidi X-Maker cuts the time in half for some of my prints. In addition to this, the prints come off the build plate easily, and the end product has many details. I just printed this polar bear last night, and it came out amazing! I did have one problem with the stomach, but that was entirely my fault for not adding supports. I was having problems with the software, so I contacted customer support. They were quick to respond, easy to work with, and tried everything that they could to help me. Overall great printer and customer service!

User says:

I had tried a few other printers and just couldn't get them to print. We are beginners and didn't want to put a lot of energy into figuring out printers - we just want to print! Bought this model where price met highest reviews. We love it. Easy out of the box set up. Leveling self explanatory and takes 2 minutes. Easy to change filament. Kids have had it printing for weeks not stop with no issues and have printed a lot of things they find online (except the square body trucks, those are mine!). Easy to use software. Wifi send is awesome. Hatchbox filament works best for us and we note a difference in quality from 6 brands we have tried. For us, results have been slightly better when the drawing comes through 3D Builder though straight from Thingiverse has been fine. Great little work horse!

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[[VIDEOID:1f1ed9ebd02c95498b8651c589577928]] I order this printer for making random stuffs at home during shelter in place. The printer is quiet compared to some printers I used before. The tolerance of the prints is around 0.5~1 mm, so make sure to adjust the drawings and prepare some sand paper for assemblies. Connecting to WIFI, the software can’t go through the local modem, so the drawings can’t be sent to the printer directly, but I use the included usb drive for printing.The customer service is the best I have seen so far, the representative followed up within 24 hours, and sent detailed instructions with pictures.There is some smell printing with PLA, and I am not sure if it is harmful, so I place a small sliding exhaust fan next to it while printing.

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[[VIDEOID:8454b21fa7ebf2555dfbe8f67707ed57]] I bought this 3D printer to create the 28 parts for an 8 legged spider, controlled by an Arduino microprocessor.Little did I know that this printer was of such high quality and could perform so beautifully!I have been able to print the entire chess set as shown in my picture and countless other objects.I heartily recommend this printer to anyone that wants to have the fun that I have been having.

User says:

Just made my second PLA print. Have not printed ABS yet. Easy to setup, came with videos about how to replace the printhead etc. packaged nicely, no way for it to break during shipping. Will revise review after testing wifi camera. I used Simplify 3D (paid software) and it came out great. Not sure what the Cura 3D software profile is (customers are looking for this info).

User says:

I am a student at the ArtCenter. I already had two X-PRO printers for FDM print and… have been using it well for while. I bought this latest X-maker for classes to achieve a higher print solution. Very satisfied with the overall performance. It prints QUIET just as described. The monitoring camera is useful.When I can't connect to the camera, I contacted the customer service and said that I need to wait 5-10 minutes after rebooting to connect.

User says:

This printer is fantastic! When I first received the printer, I was surprised how heavy it was as I struggled to bring it inside the house (though I am a weakling :-)). However, it is heavy for a reason - once you have it setup, you will notice that it is extremely robust and stable. It was also very well packed for shipping.At first, with my initial prints, I could not get the rear fans to work. So, I contacted Lisa and May in Support, and received a response very quickly and after their guidance, I had all the fans fully functional. Thanks Lisa and May!Now, the quality of the prints has been very good and has exceeded my expectations. The task of leveling the base plate was very quick and easy, and setting up the WIFI was very intuitive. The printer also looks very impressive.

User says:

This was my first 3D printer. I mainly wanted to just for fun, and to print my Blender creations.So far it’s about as easy as a regular printer to use.My first print worked great!Very happy with the price and easy of use.

User says:

This is a great 3-D printer for the novice and pro ... East to set up, level, communicate with via wi-if, monitors via remote camera, and service ... the slicer is easy to use and interfaces seamlessly. Customer support is responsive and helpful.

User says:

Have been using this printer for one week now. In that one week, the printer has been running for 100 hours! I have not had one issue.The customer service is fantastic, any questions I had was resolved within 24 hours.The only minor issue I had was peeling off the bed which was resolved quickly by the service team as well.If you are a beginner, invest in this 3D printer. It will teach you a lot while having minimum issues along with best customer service.

User says:

Finally I got a good printer I hope this last for long time printing quality with pla is great

User says:

Purchased this printer after a lot of success with a Qidi X-one2 at work. I love being able to print whatever I want from home. It looks fantastic and comes with beginner software if you are just starting to learn about 3D printing. Hope to purchase more 3D printers from Qidi in the future.

User says:

I have been 3D printing with the Qidi X-maker for several months and easily over 100 hours. I had a couple user errors that were easily and quickly (

User says:

I bought the X-Smart for my son on Christmas and it is phenomenal!!!!! He loves it. I would recommend this product to anybody who would like to experiment with 3-D printing. The customer service has been outstanding as well as a little nervous but May from their customer service department got right back to me and answered all my questions. I needed a new extruder she sent it out ASAP. We are up and running again and my son is getting many hours of joy out of it.

User says:

Very good printer for a beginner and very easy to use. I had some initial issues, but their customer service department quickly answered and mailed replacement parts to me along with video walkthroughs of how to change the part.Turned what would be a bad experience into a very enjoyable one. I am loving using it to print out stuff.

User says:

Good value for moneyGood print quality, easy setup, friendly software (Cura based)Stylish looks, not a shame to put it in your living room :)

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