3D Printer Ownership Survey Results

First, thank you to anyone who filled out the ownership survey I posted a while back, and a big thank you to Gina for making the post a sticky post!

So, as promised, here are the survey results in a google sheet:

I had to clean up make/model names as best as I could in order to get proper counts. When in doubt, I used the MFG naming if I could find it. For open source models I used my discretion when coming up with the Make.

As many of you know, I am using this sheet to create a profile repository for Octolapse. I will be starting on from the most popular models that do not yet have an Octolapse profile, and will be working backwards from there. In the case of a tie I'll be pretty much going with my gut.

If you want to help, feel free to attempt to locate some of the missing values. In particular I need the bed shape, origin location (Center/Front Left), diameter+height or length+width+height, home location (or NA if it is unknown or varies by axis), bounding box coordinates (all possible fixed coordinates) and printable area coordinates (bounding box - any priming areas). The priming height is useful if it is known. There is also a place in the sheet for a link to the MFG page, and that is usually very useful to have around. There's also a notes section that can be used for anything else.

I've granted 'comment' permissions to the sheet, so you can right click over a cell and add a comment to submit suggest a value. I'd rather not grant full edit permissions since the formatting is fragile, and consistency is crucial.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!


Did you post that survey to Twitter or just here? I would think the sample size is not large enough.
You can import the stock settings for printers from Marlin example configs for popular printers as it's already been verified.

I think you're probably right. I posted it here, on Patreon, and on Reddit (r/3dprinting). I will try twitter too, though I don't think a lot of people will see it there either. I have gotten two responses, one for the most popular printer on the list, so I'm happy about that!

Regarding the Marlin configs, that's a good idea. I do want to make sure someone tries any new profiles before I make them available, but it will probably be easier to find a tester than someone who fill in settings.

If you don't have a Facebook account i can repost it for you on the 3D Printing groups that way you get more responses. The largest group is '3d printing' they also have a Discord. Discord also has alot of users that post regularly. I see alot more people using Octolapse on there because they are posting examples of their prints on a daily basis. They always pop up late at night on Youtube. I am sure that there are enough people that will want to test new versions and settings in those groups as they are the most active and I am in groups on Google and some of the 3D printing forums.

@Deneteus, I appreciate your offer and will take you up on it for sure. I'll message you back once a beta is available so testing is possible. I'm working with a few brave souls now to get some kinks worked out of the alpha version, and (as I suspected) the settings migration is definitely not ready yet.

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