Today, I ran into another hiccup. I am assembling the y axis assembly, and the rod end brackets which are printed, have brass heat inserts so you can lock the rods in with setscrews. Unfortunately, one of the brass heat inserts was set a little too deep and protrudes into the hole for the rod such that it prevents proper full insertion of the rod. I had to head off to work, so I’ll deal with it either tonight when I get home, or in the morning.
I guess this is an example of one of the reasons they give for discontinuing the Kittaz, a loss of quality control. This is the small type of problem that would be found and resolved on an in-house assembled printer, but can slip through the cracks on a kit. I suppose my earlier ‘perceived’ problem with the setscrew is another. Though these small issues don’t detract of my opinion of their products. These are the small type of problems that someone could encounter with any brand kit. Still, it’s sad to see another company abandon the kit market.