Good bye Flux. You forgot about the People that helped get you started

I gave up on Flux about 6 months ago. I needed a new Printer Head and a complete Extruder set. When I asked them where to find their Extruder, they had no idea what I was talking about. Wanted pictures of it for a reference. I told them it was for the Kickstarter Delta, and the Delta +. I also told them that the printer heads are ALWAYS out of stock. They were confused. So after being fed up for the last year, I replaced it with the Anycubic 4Max Pro. They have perfect customer service. Sorry Flux, you lost a customer. Enjoy your Beambox thing.

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M. Fernandez

On Apr 3, 2020, at 1:43 PM, Ron Wener <[email protected]> wrote:

ronw
April 3

I was just on their website and the Delta and Delta+ show discontinued. Sad to say they have abandoned 3D printing in favor of their Beambox.

Now the question is do I buy another print head and snap up all the accessories I can while they are still available?

As far as your electronics for a while now I have been wondering if anyone has hacked a different controller onto a Delta or Delta+. Maybe now is the time.

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I gave up too 1 year ago, after my second print head start leaking as the first one did. Once it starts leaking you have to disassemble it, and then all begin to go wrong (unfortunately this part isn’t properly designed to last long and to be easily repaired).

I feel sad that this crowd founded project ends up like this, unofficially discontinued for 2 years in profit of the new Beambox, and now officially discontinued (it seems).

3D printer require a deep commitment from its manufacturer in the after sell service to provide replacement pieces and upgrade kits, keep software updated (without bugs)… For me, that the part Flux didn’t get right, for e.g. they could have properly redesigned the print head if they really wanted to but they just did minor improvements.

Nowadays you can find better printers (more reliable, easily repairable and upgradable) a lot less expensive than the Flux delta was for the backers at the time. Currently I own a TEVO Michelangelo which gives me from the start better and more consistent print results than my Flux, plus I can disassemble and reassemble the print head without breaking anything (and even if I do I can easily find standard replacement pieces on Amazon or Ebay).
I also heard recent Prusa and Creality are good printers.

I hope they will provider a better (longer) support for the Beambox customers…

P.S.: And I’m not mentioning here the scan feature (:sweat:), the engraving head (I could use mine only once before the pins get stuck), and all the future tool heads which were advertised during the Kickstarter and which we never heard of later (thinking of you, chocolate tool head).

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Hi, I have noticed that Delta+ is discontinued. I was near to buy a new printing head, but I thought about why I have to spend money on a discontinued project? IMHO, there is no reason. So I left this money in my pocket to buy a new printer when this one will stop to function.

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Yes. I gave up also. Once I saw the ‘discontinued’, I felt a big let down. So, as a tinker, I removed all of the original proprietary parts (print head, circuit boards) and replaced them with a BBT SKRv1.3 and reused their wires to hook up a E3D v6 hotend and printed my own hot end holder.
I’ve got all the basic movements working - even a G33 Delta calibration working. I think I now need to calibrate the steps per unit for each stepper motor. Any help/clues on the best way to do that? I know how to do the Extruder (have Cura - my slicer of choice - extrude 100mm of filament and then calculate what the proper steps/unit should be and put it in the firmware and the EEPROM. If I’m not able to get this to come close to printing, then I will have a pile of spare parts :slight_smile: and look at getting a kossel delta or kit to reuse the spare parts I will have from taking the Flux Delta apart.
It was a decent design and I’m sad to see that Flux decided to go in a different direction. It served me well and was what got me into 3D printing.
Matt

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It’s really sad that the Flux team has abandoned their original backers…
I wasn’t paying attention one day and moved the delta arms too fast while the printer was on which burnt out the stepper ICs on the main circuit board. I contacted customer service to purchase a new main board but they no longer and the means to manufacture one and even if they did they no longer have the designs either. I have a big expensive paper weight now

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Sounds like them. The Beam people will be next when that company changes gears again. I will NEVER EVER trust Flux again.

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My BeamBox has been a disaster. I bought it in Jul 2020 and it has been down twice, first time 30 days and this time 27 days and counting. So much for paying for it’s self.