How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?
 
Notifications
Clear all

How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?  

  RSS
pipe2null
(@pipe2null)
Active Member
How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?

I got the email from Josef RE that Prusa is stopping the manufacture of MK3S+ kits/assembled units at the end of February 2024.  Understood, no ambiguity. But continuing availability for the MK3S+->MK4 upgrade kits is vague.

The portion regarding upgrade kits is a little confusing and I need some official clarification.  "The same goes for our upgrade kits." is the part of the email that can be read different ways: either "upgrade kits to MK4 WILL ALSO BE DISCONTINUED at the same time as MK3S+ kits/assembled units, end of Feb 2024" or "we will continue to support MK3S+, AS WELL AS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE UPGRADE KITS MK3S+-> MK4"

So, can someone officially clarify how long I can expect Upgrade Kits for MK3/S/+ -> MK4 to be available? End of February 2024? 3-6 months? 6-12 months? Indefinitely while MK4 is still in production?

Thanks!

Posted : 28/02/2024 12:05 am
nhand42
(@nhand42)
Trusted Member
RE: How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?

This is a forum mostly of users helping other users. I don't think anybody here has any insight to Prusa's internal decisions like the above.

Posted : 28/02/2024 12:20 am
pipe2null
(@pipe2null)
Active Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?

Got answer from live chat:

"Well, the support will continue without issues, as we try to support as best as we can every printer/product, regardless if it's still under production. Now the mk3s+ will stop production, but the upgrades from the mk3s+ to mk3.5, 3.9 and 4 will continue to be produced until further notice"

Posted : 28/02/2024 12:41 am
nhand42 liked
Netpackrat
(@netpackrat)
Reputable Member
RE:

Just a hunch, but with Mk3S+ production ending, there's a strong likelihood that the production of the Einsy board will soon follow, since I don't think it has a market beyond the Prusa Mk3 line.  There will come a time when there are no longer any to be had, and the Mk3.5 upgrade will be the default repair path for a Mk3 with a fried board.  For that reason alone, I would expect Prusa to keep at least the 3.5 upgrade available for as long as possible.

Posted : 28/02/2024 1:00 am
jsw
 jsw
(@jsw)
Famed Member
RE: How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?

IIAC, the Einsy is actually produced by Ultimachine, not by Prusa, and is used on other machines, particularly the one-off RepRap types (not to mention Prusa clones).

If I am incorrect on that fact, please let me know.

Einsy is most definitely last-generation, but should be viable for some time to come.

Posted by: @netpackrat

Just a hunch, but with Mk3S+ production ending, there's a strong likelihood that the production of the Einsy board will soon follow, since I don't think it has a market beyond the Prusa Mk3 line.  There will come a time when there are no longer any to be had, and the Mk3.5 upgrade will be the default repair path for a Mk3 with a fried board.  For that reason alone, I would expect Prusa to keep at least the 3.5 upgrade available for as long as possible.

 

Posted : 28/02/2024 1:12 am
Hello
(@hello)
Noble Member
RE: How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?

 

Posted by: @jsw

IIAC, the Einsy is actually produced by Ultimachine, not by Prusa, and is used on other machines, particularly the one-off RepRap types (not to mention Prusa clones).

If I am incorrect on that fact, please let me know.

Einsy is most definitely last-generation, but should be viable for some time to come.

Posted by: @netpackrat

Just a hunch, but with Mk3S+ production ending, there's a strong likelihood that the production of the Einsy board will soon follow, since I don't think it has a market beyond the Prusa Mk3 line.  There will come a time when there are no longer any to be had, and the Mk3.5 upgrade will be the default repair path for a Mk3 with a fried board.  For that reason alone, I would expect Prusa to keep at least the 3.5 upgrade available for as long as possible.

 

The einsy used to be made by ulti machine but since about july i think they are made by prusa in house.

Please help me out by downloading a model it's free and easy but really helps me out https://www.printables.com/@Hello_474427/models

Posted : 28/02/2024 1:58 am
jsw
 jsw
(@jsw)
Famed Member
RE: How long will MK3/S/+ -> MK4 upgrade kits be available?

I was not aware that they are/were making their own.

That is open-source hardware (or so they say) so anyone should be able to make it.  In any case I'm sure that they will be available long after the MK3 series sunsets.

I do have one in my spare parts kit in case I need it.

Posted by: @hello

 

Posted by: @jsw

IIAC, the Einsy is actually produced by Ultimachine, not by Prusa, and is used on other machines, particularly the one-off RepRap types (not to mention Prusa clones).

If I am incorrect on that fact, please let me know.

Einsy is most definitely last-generation, but should be viable for some time to come.

Posted by: @netpackrat

Just a hunch, but with Mk3S+ production ending, there's a strong likelihood that the production of the Einsy board will soon follow, since I don't think it has a market beyond the Prusa Mk3 line.  There will come a time when there are no longer any to be had, and the Mk3.5 upgrade will be the default repair path for a Mk3 with a fried board.  For that reason alone, I would expect Prusa to keep at least the 3.5 upgrade available for as long as possible.

 

The einsy used to be made by ulti machine but since about july i think they are made by prusa in house.

 

Posted : 28/02/2024 2:37 am
Share: