Prusa i3 MK3S 3D Printer Review
The Prusa i3 is an open-source, self-replicating printer. There are many great 3D printers on the market that are based on Prusa's designs. Yet, I keep hearing that the original Prusa printers are the holy-grail of desktop 3D printing, so I decided to take the plunge and buy a MK3S.
The MK3S is sold as a kit or fully assembled. Currently, the kit is around $750, and the fully assembled printer is $999. In both cases you'll have to pay for shipping, and there is a lead time of about two weeks due to the high demand. I ordered and will be reviewing the fully assembled model. The important distinction is that I will not be able to give much feedback on the assembly of the kit, but I will provide a few details for those interested.
MK3S Kit Assembly
First, Prusa's site claims it should take 6-10 hours to assemble the printer (this is why I chose the assembled version). If you've never built a 3D printer like this, you might want to take the time to assemble it. Fortunately, the printer comes with a selftest to ensure there were no assembly problems. So the selftest plus the calibration wizard (discussed later) should give you some confidence in doing the assembly yourself.
With that said, let's dive in!
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