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JG Aurora Z603S 3D Printer Review - Coming soon
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:13:58 PM »


I have a JG Aurora Z603S in for review. This is more a School / Education machine that's been out for a couple of years. It's manufactured from sheet steel but all joins are fully welded and finished making a very strong, sturdy housing.

I'll be testing it over the next week before doing a full review. Let me know if you would like anything including.

 
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Re: JG Aurora Z603S 3D Printer Review - Coming soon
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 12:58:42 PM »
I'll be curious to see if your printbed is slightly warped. It seems like a lot of them were. Nevertheless, I think this closed frame design is superior to the open frame machines like the A3. The open-frame moving bed machines have much greater moving mass. It looks like the Z603S has no panels to hold in the heat like a FlashForge Creator Pro, etc. If that is true, it's a shame because it probably won't fare much better at printing ABS than an open frame, moving bed machine like the A3.
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Re: JG Aurora Z603S 3D Printer Review - Coming soon
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 01:12:51 PM »
Hi KDan,

I've been playing with it now for a good few days and used about 2kg of filament so far.  My initial thinking is it's very well made and one solid frame. All the joints of the frame are not bolted but welded together and then dressed to make one complete unit. The bed is slightly domed I think, with a high spot in the middle of about 0.1mm. However, it's still printing great parts, the best out of all my printers at the moment. All the parts are BIG and I'm getting zero warping / lift etc.  It's turning into my go-to machine at the moment. Some parts wouldn't fit on my flash forge dreamer and I was getting lifting on my Dremel 3D40.. mainly because of poor buildtak. So this Z603S is really doing well.

I completely agree about the open frame. It needs enclosing for ABS which is why I'm designing something up.  I've already done the sides / front door. Just need to decided what I'm doing for the top. Photos below for you.

I will also be looking at adding auto-bed levelling, filament sensor and removable bed.  I really think JG Aurora should make a Z603S Plus unit with these bits added.. market it for about 600 and it would sell like hot cakes! .. lol

I'll be doing a video review soon. But got to say I'm really impressed with it so far.

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Re: JG Aurora Z603S 3D Printer Review - Coming soon
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 03:15:28 AM »
It you're cutting acrylic anyway, you can make a top similar to what used to come on the FlashForge Creator Pro.



A laser cutter would make cutting the panels a lot easier.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2017, 03:18:44 AM by KDan »
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