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Sculpto+ User-Friendly Desktop 3D Printer

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4.9?
Discovered on 2017-09-12

Bring your ideas to life with the Sculpto+ User-Friendly Desktop 3D Printer. A breeze to understand and use, this system uses app-based software for incredible accessibility. You can choose to print your own designs or go through the Sculpto App for tons of cool models. Once ready, Sculpto+ can create objects the size of a soccer ball. In addition, the printing process is silent so you can print while you work. Incredibly, you can also choose your resolution between “fine,” “normal,” and “fast.” This changes the printing speed as well as the resolution. With great settings right out of the box, Sculpto+ also functions wirelessly. Finally, using biodegradable PLA filament, all of your design are as eco-friendly as they are incredible.

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Print Volume :
5L
Filament :
Biodegradable PLA
Print Area :
160 x 200mm
Weight :
2.7kg
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Anne K
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Is it just me, or are the FAQs vanishing from the Sculpto website? I was trying to find the FAQ about cleaning the filament gear, and while I can find FAQs about the fact that it is often needed, I can't find the one that I've used in the past to show me how all the bits go back together.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
FB's product is you. I am sure there are Kickstarter participants that don't care for that, I know I don't.
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
Well, i'll delete the bookmark to this section given the Facebook Group has its own "life" now. Good luck all with your Sculpto!
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
It is down to the particular color. The MatterHacker MH Build Grey works fine. The brown less so and the tan is the worst I've tried, I can't get the third layer of the raft to stick leaving spaghetti and a failed print.The MH tan came out of a sealed bag and failed on the first print. The brown is hit or miss, you just don't know until you try it. The eSun is pretty good if the raft is a ring or if it doesn't need to come off. The Blue and Green behave the same, both of the Pro variety. I tried to obtain a non Pro version and it arrived with the seal broken and no vacuum bag, I would guess this is the distributers fault, not eSun. I have used their filaments on my other printers always with good results, but then I had temperature control. I am trying a wood filament from Hatchbox now. The first layer looks good, but then it always does.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
It is a bit odd, but I have nearly printed a kilo of the MatterHacker MH Gray and have not had any problems at all. I put what was left of the brown with the rest of my filament in a couple of 5 gallon buckets with a lid I got at lowes (the cheap blue ones with the easy off lid) and put a few pounds of rice, as a desiccant, in the bottom of each. As soon at the gray is done I will try the brown again. The problem with the brown MatterHacker (that I am attributing to mosture) is that the first layer of the part is not sticking and I noticed that the temperature drops off on that layer. I thought it was the third layer of the raft, but it is the first layer of the part on the raft. If it gets past that successfully, the part prints fine. In any case it comes off the raft. Not as flawlessly as the Sculpto filament, but I can flick off the few remaining strands with a dull Xacto knife.
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
So you said MatterHacker peels raft fine unless it has moisture? You can also have one of those silica gel dehumidifiers that you plug into the AC and can reuse n times... Rice will eventually get fed up of moisture and start generating.... new life! :P
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I ordered three kilos of MatterHacker MH after having success with the brown, before I started having spaghetti problems again. I have printed three models since then with grey and it has behaved almost as good as the Sculpto filament. My latest theory is that it prints nicely until it adsorbs a certain amount of moisture which cools it when it prints which causes the spaghetti problems. I picked up a five gallon plastic bucket with a lid and a few pounds of rice and am now storing the filament in that. I also ordered some of the regular eSun filament to see how that goes. I really am impresses with the quality of the models printed with the highest quality setting. With a bit more control over the printer, it could be an excellent all purpose printer. Thanks to Alex, I looked into what eSun filaments were on Amazon and found both the + and not + which generally has "glass" in the name. It is also a couple of dollars cheaper, not that a couple of dollars really matters, the + is pretty inexpensive too. I don't know if it will last, but the MatterHacker shipped free and was pretty inexpensive also.
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
Yes, I've noticed there's PLA and PLA+ on the eSun catalogue. So + is an "almost no go" or at least not as easy as regular PLA... Interesting.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
Pine Green, I have also tried the Blue with the same results. The filament is the + they sell on Amazon. It says it is a higher temperature, more flexible filament and that it may adhere to the build plate and require blue tape so it will come off. I have not had that problem with the z-axis set with a slight drag on the paper. It is better than the 3DMars that I tried first; The entire raft was a permeant part of the model with that. The MatterHackers MH is the best for raft removal (except for the Sculpto shipped with the printer), but getting the third layer of the raft to stick is very hit or miss. The same was true of a wood filament I tried, hard to get the whole raft down, but if successful, the print is good. I am guessing they drop the temperature for the third layer.I really wish the raft was optional, most everything I have printed would have been fine. I did force a print requiring nearly the entire bottom to be supported which turned out ok. Some of the models don't mind the permanent raft so they are fine. Having some control over positioning would be good for the models with a hole in the middle and some temperature control would most likely allow us to use more kinds of filament. I just printed a fairly high resolution model and it is really fine, I could leave the raft on and it was ok.
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
@Len which color was that fairly difficult to remove?
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I gave up on the Tower Top with the MatterHacker filament. Moving to some eSun fillamnet the Tower Top printed fine, but the raft was fairly difficult to remove. It was easier than some of the other filament I have tried, but one layer of the raft I had to cut off with an xacto knife. The tower stands about 330mm high, printed in three pieces and looks good. The original was caller Watch Tower and I scaled it to .75 to get the middle piece down to 159mm. If anyone finds some filament tat prints as well with the printer as the Sculpto filament, please post the name of it here. I do not have a Facebook account and don't want one.
Peter Boswell
Review from Kickstarter
I forgot to mention that there's a small amount of bleed, resulting in some slight cobweb effects on some prints.
Peter Boswell
Review from Kickstarter
I've been using my sculpto2 for a few weeks now. I've printed more than 20 items
Starting with a pea whistle and currently printing Settlers of Catan tiles and pieces. This is my first 3D printer so I am using files from thingiverse until I learn to write my own. When I first tried to set the printer up I had no problem connecting to my phone but I did have a problem connecting to my hub.
I'm not sure what the problem was because a friend of mine connected it first time when he tried a couple of days later. Since then I have not had any problems connecting. I've changed filament about 4 or 5 times without any problems, I'm only using Sculpto filament and I've probably used 1.5 - 2 Kg so far. I'm really pleased with the quality of most of my prints and they seem to print slightly quicker than predicted. I'm printing at medium definition.
I am using rafts and not having a problem removing them.
I have had 3 incidents so far:-
1) On one print the filament must have snapped in the feed mechanism just at the start of the print. I didn't notice and a while later I noticed the arm moving about an inch above the plate but only a single layer of print.
Going through the change filament procedure fixed the feed but single layer on the plate was too thin to remove. I'm just letting it clean off as I remove other prints. 2) I tried printing the 'over designed reel holder' but about halfway up the axle/bearing assembly the print shifted by about a centimetre. The same happened to a couple of other parts in this print. I haven't tried to reprint this yet and it is the only file this has happened to so I'm not sure if wad a problem with the file or the printer. 3) On one occasion the arm wound up to the top of the spindle and stayed there with the spindle turning non stop. I turned the power off. Wound the arm down manually and restarted the power that solved the problem. Overall I'm pleased and impressed with the Sculpto+.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
The middle of the tower came out ok. I am now trying to print the top piece of the tower. The printer doesn't hold it's Z-axis. I am recalibrating between prints and still am having to start the print several times to get past the raft. Each time I recalibrate and the z-axis has changed. The third layer isn't sticking and it is hit or miss if the print can be continued. Once past that it prints fine however. Right now I am about to abort a print because the middle is not sticking, but the outside is fine. It results in a pile of spaghetti piling up inside and soon I will not be able to remove it. The diameter of the print is small enough that the center of the build plate is not being used.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I tried Fusion, which I use for modeling, to resize the tower because the mesh is too complicated for simpler programs and as Meshmixer does not scale by a factor, but by slider and it doesn't change the size of the file so no Netfab step is needed.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I brushed off the spaghetti and kept on going, I think it is going to turn out ok. It is about a 20 hour print of the top of a lookout tower which I scaled to fit the printer. The middle portion is a bit over 159mm and the printer said it wasn't a valid stl file, but Repetier Host, which I use to check the orientation and size of my models, liked it ok. I use Meshmixer to resize and then run it through Netfabb to get the size of the stl file down.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I got the new firmware update and it is a vast improvement. I am printing with the MatterHacker inexpensive filament and have done two prints on the finest setting and both have come off the raft and the vertical artifacts are gone. These are the best prints I have gotten from any printer. My first is a delta which was the best. My only complaint now is if the raft is too large an area, the first layer isn't sticking uniformly and producing spaghetti. This was with partial support and the areas that were not sticking were the support areas. It is unfortunate that the support group on FB. I belonged to FB for about a week when it first started, until I figured out their business model and bailed long ago. I have had the printer clog (especially with wood filament which I would not recommend leaving in the printer after a print). I used a change filament to get it working again. I have the same print head on my delta and they are the best.
Glenn Reedy
Review from Kickstarter
As of approx 2 weeks ago my z height has frozen printer shows a purple light. And does nothing its a rock, anchor, paper weight.a fancy rock... tlkjng with customer service bug no fixes so far.... snyone else ever had this happen...plaese help me Simon...
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
OK had my first extruder CLOG, no filament coming out while printing. Any manual, how to, insight on what to do, since we can't control the printer's temperature, movement, etc.?
Baldypat
Review from Kickstarter
@Alex I stand corrected :)
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
@Baldypat you should stop by the FB group and see for yourself their reply...
Baldypat
Review from Kickstarter
@Alex I don’t think the raft is so you buy more filament, it more helps level an uneven bed surface. My bed probably has a slope of >1mm between the edge and the centre, without the raft getting a print to stick to the bed would be interesting to say the least. I for one would buy an inflexible but flat print bed in an instant if they decide to produce one.
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
Cody they admitted we should rely on their filament on the FB Group page, which btw we're testing other brands... I just hope they didnt build their business path on filament sales... honestly.
Cody Leuschner
Review from Kickstarter
I don't know feel that it's a marketing tool, at least not an intentional one necessarily in that manner, but maybe a design oversight or flaw. With that said, in my latest email with Sculpto, in regards to if we are just not able to use other filaments, their reply was: "Honestly, I don't know, but what I can tell you is that you'll always get the best results using the original Sculpto filament since the printer has been especially designed for that filament." Next, in regards to purchasing their filament from America's Amazon, which I would have no problems doing, they said: "According to my information, our filament is only found on amazon.co.uk and on amazon.de, but we're looking into the possibilities of expanding to other international sales channels like the American Amazon." So it looks like, at least for now, for those of us outside the EU, we're stuck with paying the 28 euro(~$35) international shipping fee, which again is just too much for me. With that, I am currently dead in the water in regards to printing, and do not really have the 3D printing or modeling experience to know how to work around not being able to remove the raft at all besides just cutting off what I can. This is a fine printer, and while I had a few issues when printing with their sample filament, I was overall very pleased. It's disappointing to not be able to print, and hopefully they can get some sort of distribution in the US working soon. If anyone has any suggestions, or has found a brand that works with the printer, I'd be happy to hear it.
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
Seems clear to me that the raft thing is just a marketing thing to sell more filament.... and that sucks a bit :(
Martin Duldinger
Review from Kickstarter
So far I'm pretty happy with my sculpto, but would be nice to have temperature control and the option to rotate and resize models directly in the app.
Cody Leuschner
Review from Kickstarter
I sent an email to Sculpto asking about the raft not being removable from the print. Their response was that one of the risks by using other filaments than our Sculpto filament is that it gets harder to remove the raft from the object, but that we can purchase their filament from their webstore or Amazon. The only problem is that I still cannot find their filament on America's Amazon page. Right now, I'm dead in the water in regards to printing as I don't want to pay the 28 euro shipping fee, and can't print with 3rd party filaments.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
It is back to spaghetti. We absolutely need temperature control. The printer is just useless in it's present state. I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for sculpto fillimant, but draw the line at paying the shipping costs (more than the filament costs). As I am an Amazon Prime member, I think Amazon would be a good place to carry it. They have all kinds of third partys selling there.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I think this whole raft problem could be solved simply by allowing us control of the print temperature, it could probably be limited to plus or minus 10 degrees. The problem is that different versions of PLA melt a little differently. Maybe another option would be to control the gap between the raft and part. I think being able to position the part would be useful, if you know the center will be empty it can be placed in the middle. Also a no raft option would be good. These could be put under advanced. The printer has amazing consistency, but he slicer seems to be the weak point as the layers are hardly noticeable, but vertical imperfections, not on the model are noticeable.
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I have been having raft problems with any of my filaments except the one that came with the printer, so I decided to try something else. I tried Matter-Hackers build series which is $23 a kilo with free shipping. At first I couldn't get the printed part to stick to the raft, it was like a bunch of uncooked spaghetti, but I noticed the first part stuck ok and the Build Tak was looking a bit shabby, so I replaced it and recalibrated for slight friction on a sheet of paper and it is working. Not perfect, but much, much better. the majority of the raft came off when I pulled the part off, and there were a few strands left that I could deal with ok. The bottom is not perfect, but I have only tried the no support option. Things are looking up.
Cody Leuschner
Review from Kickstarter
I'll put my two cents in here too and say that I just bought a Kg of filament from Hatchbox, and am completely unable to remove the raft from my prints. It all comes off the print bed quite easily, though. I have tried with several different Z calibrations as well.
Steffen Dost
Review from Kickstarter
@Laura Thompson
Boldypat is right. So an "easy" way is to download the file and upload/import it in/at tinkercad.com (you need an account). By importing you already get an dialog where you can change the dimensions, then export it with your new values as an .stl file and upload again via the Sculpto Web Interface .
Viola Procovio
Review from Kickstarter
Hi. I still haven’t received my printer! Do you know where it is gone?
Baldypat
Review from Kickstarter
@Laura only just started 3D printing myself but I believe you have to download the files from thingiverse and open them in a slicer program (Cura or slicer are what I use) and rescale them in there.
Laura Thompson
Review from Kickstarter
Hey, does anyone know if it’s possible to scale thingiverse files up or down? I just printed one out that ended up being much smaller than I expected. Thanks!
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
I agree deeply with this!! vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
Üllar Kruustik
Review from Kickstarter
Okay – it’s time for conclusions. Just mine conclusions – they aren’t probably absolute truth, but…
Yes – truth is, that with provided black PLA, raft removes quite easily. But – truth is also that that PLA smells awfully when heated! Why? I have dozens of different manufacturers PLA’s and they won’t. And I know, as I tested them all with this printer. Even ABS did not smell so bad. And some of my PLA’s got much cleaner job than yours…
And as I tested lots of PLA’s – no one - except yours - did not worked for me. There is no way to remove raft from printed object. :(
When I did my test job, I realized why you creators insist use the raft, but don’t afraid – I did not reveal it. Anyone, who looks carefully how the first layer of raft made, can see it in some circumstances. But believe me – avoiding outcome of that misalignment on printed object costs fractions of harm, done by nonseparating raft.
So please, please, please – give us option to print without raft. Even brim is not needed. Enough to print at last one round of skirt before object printing. That’s all. Buildtak is good for firmly holding most of objects.
So far I can’t use your printer as printings with not removable raft are meaningless. And your PLA smells too bad for using it in living rooms. That’s pity, as a matter of fact – this printer is nice small and amazingly quiet 3D printer that can do quality printings if there were not that raft removing problem…
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
Yeah i've printed with other brands just fine, printer has no alien technology inside so it's all about tolerances. if u wanna be safe jusst buy premium pla.
Cody Leuschner
Review from Kickstarter
Has anyone else here had any success using third party filament? I've now used up all of the 0.5kg spool that was included and want to get more, but the cost to ship from Denmark to the US is too high, so I'm looking into trying some Hatchbox filament, which has good reviews on Amazon for a good price. I know that Sculpto said that they were working on selling through Amazon as well, but that doesn't seem to have come to fruition yet.
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
Perhaps Im wrong but the Sculpto filament spools and labels/fonts used remind me of eSun spools....
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
It looks like I was wrong about the raft, it was a coincidence. I have been using a different filament and started using the half reel I got with the printer, when it ran out and I went back to the filament I was using the raft problems came back. We need to be able to adjust the gap between the raft and print to accommodate different filament brands. Also temperature control, for the same reason. Other than the raft and the hole in the center (which seems to be worse if the printed item is tall) I am quite pleased. I am modifying my design to force 3mm of support between the raft and printed item for the project I am working on that has a tube coming out of the bottom. It was flush with the bottom, now it extends 3mm below the bottom. I'm hoping that works for this project, but it is not a long term solution. I am going to see if there is a U.S. source for Sculpto filament, shipping from Europe would be a non starter.
David Duran Outeiral
Review from Kickstarter
When I print a regular shape like a rectangle, thé result is not regular.
The are some millimeters of difference in opposite sides.
It´s not random, smaller side is always closer to center.
Somebody have the same problem?
Len Reinhart
Review from Kickstarter
I don't know if it is new software or a new setting of the z-axis, but I had to recalibrate the z and the paper pull had a bit more friction. After that the raft is behaving like it should and it and the support material just peels off. If it is new software, congratulations, if it is the z calibration, if you are having raft problems try adjusting the z a bit lower so the friction on the paper is a bit higher. This seems to make the raft stick to the build plate tighter and loosens the gap between the raft and the model. I am really happy now.
Tobias Vogsen Bajard
Review from Kickstarter
I have not received my printer and cannot find a form to report this
Steffen Dost
Review from Kickstarter
@Colin Camphausen
Is the fillament transported to the nozzle? If not I had a similar problem. The gear which should tronsport the material was too loosy. You need a small 1,5mm imbus wrench and watch this video to fix it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch…
@ Stephanie Gatniejewski
thanks for your information. I already contacted the support team ande here in the comments about this problem 8 days ago without any reply yet. I think they are on holidays... :(
Alex Tutusaus
Review from Kickstarter
@Everyone: please feel free to share your tips, tricks, questions and hacks for the Sculpto here:
http://www.print3dforum.com/forumdisplay.php/38-Sculpto-Forum
Stephanie Gatniejewski
Review from Kickstarter
@Steffen and Lukas: I had the same issue with my printer, it didnt reconnect at all after turning it off and later on again. I had to send it back to the sculpto team for repair before christmas and am now waiting for it to come back..
Colin Camphausen
Review from Kickstarter
hmm i figured out how to connect (ignore my last comment) but for some reason the nozzle isnt extruding any plastic. anyone kow what i might be doing wrong?
Colin Camphausen
Review from Kickstarter
just got my printer(yay) and I've tried setting it up, but it won't connect to my home network. also is my home network's name supposed to show up on my phone screen?
Nephthys
Review from Kickstarter
@DrunkenBantha: I will try that, thanks!