Your 3D printer was printing great and now it’s not. 3D printers print great when you first get them and if you don’t properly maintain them, they will fail. In this article I will explain how to maintain your printer to ensure your ability to continue turning out great prints. All 3D printers require some amount of routine maintenance to continue printing.
My Monoprice Duplicator I3 V2 3D printer has been under extruding and I needed a way to print flexible filaments. I looked into many solutions like the Flexion Single Extruder, Bondtech QR Universal Extruder and the E3D Extruder Upgrades. I read articles and watched YouTube videos reviewing each. In the end I decided to go with the Flexion based on price and ease of installation.
For many companies manufacturing in China, imitation is also a serious business challenge undermining months of research and development and diluting the value of a product or brand. At Kodama, we experienced product cloning first hand.
In this post, we want to share the story of how our latest product was copied before it became available to the market, our main lessons from the whole affair, and how we managed to come out of it on top.
But before we do that, here is an overview of the practice of copying (new) products.