BIQU Kossel Plus Delta 3D Printer Kit – it is not my first delta by any means, but it certainly stands out in some significant ways already.
Here in this post I will share my first impressions, with a more detailed follow-up to come as I put it through it’s paces.
- Price – Around $345-$400
- Printable volume – 250mm x 380mm (heated bed)
- Levelling – BL Touch auto level compensation
- Extruder – Generic Mk8
- Hot end – E3D v6 compatible
The Kit and the 3D Printer Build Experience
First I have to point out it is very much a kit.
The phrase “3d printer kit” covers a lot of ground nowadays, but this is not like the CR-10 where there are a handful of screws and you are done, or even the TEVO Little Monster, which comes with many parts pre-assembled (that review is coming also).
This is a box of parts and “some” instructions.
Assembly was easier for me, having built deltas before, than it might be for someone coming to it fresh, so make sure before you start you join the group and forum, and get acquainted with the process.
The whole reason I have this machine in my possession is because Chris realized he wouldn’t be able to build it in a timely fashion. Leave yourself plenty of time and space to do it properly.
Also I had a real frustrating experience with the stepper drivers that I outlined here.
The 3D Printer Itself
Yes, I am a delta fan, but this machine works very well once you have it up and working. I have yet to fully put it through it’s paces (hence the forthcoming follow-up article and video), but so far it impresses in output quality, speed, and quietness.
First Impressions Conclusion
It’s a shame there are a couple of negative reviews on Amazon, but to be fair they do have a point in that this is not a “first” printer, but it is an excellent printer, once assembled.