Reddit Reddit reviews Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 With Large Heated (200 x 200 x180 mm) Build Plate + Free Sample PLA Filament And MicroSD Card Preloaded With Printable 3D Models.

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Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 With Large Heated (200 x 200 x180 mm) Build Plate + Free Sample PLA Filament And MicroSD Card Preloaded With Printable 3D Models.
Includes Heated Build Plate, 2 Gb Micro Sd Card and Sample PLA Filament. Compatible softwares: Such as Cure, Repeater, or Simplify 3D, the Maker Select is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and LinuxQuality Assurance/Technical Assistance: Live chat at Mon through Fri 6am – 6pm PST | Email at [email protected] | Phone at 877-271-2592 Mon through Fri 6am – 5pm PST.Large volume: The large 8 x 8 inches build plate and generous 7 inches vertical spacing means that you can print larger, more complex models. Note: Ensure that the nozzle temperature is set to the correct value for the type of material being printed.Check that the GCODE file is complete and not corrupted. Check the original model file. Heated build plate: The heated build plate allows you to print slower cooling materials, such as ABS and modified ABS, as well as PLA and PLA blendsMicro SD card slot: Use a micro SD card to store sliced G Code files, then plug the card into the micro SD card slot to print without the need to connect to a Windows or Mac PC. Printable Materials- ABS, PLA, XT Copolyester, PET, TPU, TPC, FPE, PVA, HIPS, Jelly, Foam, Felty. Max. Extruder Temp- 500°F (260°C)
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83 Reddit comments about Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 With Large Heated (200 x 200 x180 mm) Build Plate + Free Sample PLA Filament And MicroSD Card Preloaded With Printable 3D Models.:

u/ZachaReid · 9 pointsr/OculusQuest

This is me in the video! I got a Monoprice Maker Select v2. It's $259 on Amazon right now.

u/ThePieWhisperer · 9 pointsr/3Dprinting

Would it influence your decision if the Wanhao was $200 cheaper than that?

It's the Monoprice variant, but basically the same printer as the Wanhao i3

u/Kenblu24 · 7 pointsr/3Dprinting

The biggest misconception is that you pay for quality after reliability. It's the other way around: Any printer can print well, but not every printer can print reliably well.

There is no consumer printer with a guarantee of reliability. Hell, there are few commercial printers that are 99.9% reliable.

Reliability will ultimately depend on how much you learn about 3d printing, and how much (extra) you're willing to spend fixing problems that may come up. The best you can do is start with something easily modifiable at your budget.

Folgertech i3 aluminum | 270 USD (bring your own bed)

Monoprice Maker Select | 350 USD

MakerFarm Pegasus 8" | 375 USD

u/Inquisitor_ForHire · 6 pointsr/TerrainBuilding

Depends on your money... as a fellow gamer, I got started with this relatively cheap printer available from Amazon:

It's a Monoprice Maker V2 - which is a renamed Wanhao Duplicator i3 0- which is a Chinese made version of a Prusa I3 (open source printer). With that printer there I was able to print several armies worth of WW2 tanks for Flames of War. The quality is quite nice. Feel free to PM me if you want more info.

u/fredandlunchbox · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

Whatever comes stock on the Maker Select v2.

u/waitn2drive · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

> maker select

Would you recommend this as a good first 3d printer?

u/Talandar · 4 pointsr/rpg

I personally have (and love) a monoprice maker select v2
that you can get here on amazon. It's pretty great for making things like minis, terrain, and so on. You can dial the resolution up pretty high and get some pretty fantastic results.

u/MinhoSucks · 4 pointsr/3Dprinting

Maker Select V2 is a good beginner printer under 350 with minimal setup, and the important parts are metal. Stick away from anything with an acrylic frame.

An alternative and cheaper unit would be the Maker Select Mini which has a smaller print bed but is around a hundred dollars less.

Both of these choices are pretty good and if you choose between the 2 I would opt for the Maker Select V2 because of the larger print bed.

Common filaments like PLA, PETG, and ABS are anywhere from 15-40$ depending on the quality you buy and more exotic filaments can be $50+ dollars. Maintenance cost for the most part is pretty minimal unless you break something like the hotend.

3d models are loaded into something called a slicer which converts the model into layers so if you can get it into the slicer and it slices you can use any model.

u/Fissional · 4 pointsr/3Dprinting

Looking at the price of some of the printers recommended here you aren't far off the price of the Monoprice Maker Select V2 right now. It is on sale for $280 from Monoprice (Use code MAKER15 at checkout for the discount) or Amazon right now. Free shipping from Monoprice. (not sure what country you are in so maybe that will make a difference for you on shipping)

If you can stretch your budget about $40-50 you will get a highly recommended printer (here and other sites) that is very easy to setup, has a large community/support for tweaking/upgrading later, and takes 15-20 minutes to setup out of the box (its pre-assembled, literally 6 screws to build it). Also it prints fantastic out of the box, and with a few minor upgrades it rivals printers far above its price range.

I recently got a MP Select v1 with an upgraded hot end and PEI laid on the bed for 230 shipped on eBay. It has been working great, so far. I honestly wouldn't recommend buying a used printer for your first one though (exactly what I did) as it is a gamble and mine field right now with used printers, (I got lucky thankfully and was covered by eBay if anything was wrong).

Also, depending on your requirements of build volume, I would highly recommend looking at the MP Select Mini Amazon. It has a 4x4x4" build area, comes completely pre-assembled and leveled (most of the time leveled) out of the box. Literally unpack, and print. It is highly recommended here and other places for an entry level/low budget printer. Very high quality prints from it, the only downside is the smaller build area, but that depends on each person/use case. It is portable, so trade offs I suppose.

TL;DR: The Maker Select V2 is on sale right now for about $40 more than the prices of most printers linked here, and it is an outstanding printer out of the box, and highly recommended. If you can stretch your budget a little, I would buy that. If you need to save and don't need a large build volume I recommend the MP Select Mini. Don't get caught up on one specific sale/website, keep an eye on other options as there are sales other places.

See also

Source: Have been in the same too expensive boat for 3 years. Finally purchased a MP Select for my first printer last week and out of the box got fantastic prints with 0 knowledge/experience.

u/gordo1223 · 4 pointsr/IndustrialDesign

Licensing. I've got two licensed products launching in the next 6 months. In both cases the samples I sent to licensing partners were prototyped on a $300 3d printer sitting on my desk.

The early R&D process is identical to what you'd do for a client, but entirely independent and under your control. Patent searching, ideation, iterating on proofs of concept, etc.

u/Hellspark08 · 4 pointsr/radiocontrol

Hey, that's my thread! It's nice to see that it inspired you. I use a Monoprice Maker Select, and they are about $60 cheaper than when I bought mine a couple months ago, so it's probably a good time to grab one if you're serious about it.

3D printers work well when you keep them working. They need plenty of maintenance and calibration to get nice prints. Be prepared to spend a bit more cash on parts and upgrades, and read through a lot of forums. If you're already DIY prone and have some patience, 3D printing is fun and pretty much the coolest thing ever.

To follow up on my printed Arrow, I didn't get to maiden it until Flite Fest, and even then I almost decided not to because there was a strong tailwind at the time. I finally got brave and gave it a try, but it failed. I don't think I had the elevons set up right. It took a hard dive and the pod got crunched and one of the stabs broke off.

However! I did meet a guy at Flite Fest using the same pod on his Arrow, and it flew great, so the concept is proven! If anyone saw an Arrow with two kiwi birds painted on it, that was him. I'm assuming he was a New Zealander, by the accent and the paint job. It would be pretty cool if he showed up here to give his input...

Aftermath: Mostly Intact

u/WhatDoIKnow2 · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

You can see the Amazon Monoprice Maker Select V2 price history here. The price does fluctuate, but hasn't a lot since November of last year.

Camel Camel Camel is a handy website.

u/NonReligiousPopette · 3 pointsr/cookiedecorating

We use FDA Compliant PLA for the cookie cutters. It takes a little more work than running to the store, buying a cutter, and washing them. You have to trim the excess plastic off, lightly sand/buff any stray bits, hand wash in warm water, and give them a test run before you can use them. If you're really finicky, you can coat it in polyurethane (but then you have to let it cure for a couple of weeks), though some forums suggest it's unnecessary since it doesn't come in contact with food as long as something like a drinking glass.

Still worth it, though! I was spending ~$7 each for 3D printed cutters from other sites. While I'll still order from them for their adorable designs, it's really nice that his hobby had cheapen mine a bit.

He's enjoying his 3D printer. He ordered this one. Reviews said there were some issues with it that could easily be fixed, but after attempting to fix them, he found the manufacturer had already fixed them. Something or other about needing a piece installed to fix a temperature issue.

Last night he printed the parts to make my son an enderdragon toy from Minecraft. Now my son wants an enderdragon cookie cutter to go with it.

u/kscannon · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

Prices are without promotions. Monoprice are often on sale.

$200 Monoprice mini. Small 120mm^3, fast to out grow. Good secondary printer. Would be good if you plan to get a nicer, bigger one in the future.

$320-400 Monoprice Maker Select/Wanhao I3. Same machine, monoprice is a rebrand and has a cheaper base price. Larger then the mini at 200mm by 200mm by 180mm. Good machine to start out with. Does have some cheap parts but is easy to work on and there is a large community to help out.

$700-800 Prusa I3 MK2. Available in kit form or pre built. High quality machine with parts to match. Same size as the Maker Select. Prusa offers addition upgrades to keep the machine relivenent like the multi-material upgrade that changes the machine from having 1 extruder to 4. If you are able to, this may be the best machine to start with.

Edit: added links

u/toolsavvy · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

First of all, thanks for the awesome post!

But I have 3 questions about what you wrote on the Monoprice Maker Select V2 and Plus models:

  1. Regarding the MP Maker Select Plus, are there any mods that you know of that it needs in order to make it a half-decent printer?

  2. You state that the Monoprice Maker Select Plus does not have the Mosfet issues that the V2 does, however, the Maker Select Plus user manual states the max bed temp is 70C. Yet users state it can go up to 110C. I take this to mean by monoprice, "if you do go over 70C, you will damage the circuitry and we will voic your warranty" lol. Do you have any idea why the manual says 70C is the max bed temp?

  3. You state that Amazon has pulled the Monoprice maker Select V2 and Select Plus models. But I have been researching these models over the past 2 weeks or so and even today they are still both up for sale ("Ships from and sold by" with active buy button). I have never seen them out of stock at all. V2 - Plus
    Are you talking about other Amazon sites besides the .com/US site?
u/BrentNewhall · 3 pointsr/DungeonsAndDragons

The printer itself was about $700, and the filament cost is negligible. $1 of filament, maybe?

Though I could've just printed it on a $330 Monoprice Maker Select, now that I know it's available.

Oh, well, and I used the craft store paints and paint brushes, but I only used a little of that, so maybe $0.50 of paint.

u/veive · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

Erm, the MP Select has a heated bed. You can also buy a heated bed on it's own.

Edit: To answer your actual question: You can print pretty successfully without a heated bed with PETG, PLA, PVA, or HIPS.

2nd edit: to be clear I was talking about using your CNC mill to machine the parts for a printer.

u/gwhunter280 · 3 pointsr/NFA

Depends on the build area you want, but the monoprice maker select is a good printer to start with. It will print okay from the get go, but with a couple mods (look up z brace mod) you can get it printing very nicely.

u/Ogg_Vorbis · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

Personally I think you would be better off getting a Monoprice Maker Select V2, also known as a Wanhao Duplicator i3. It's currently selling for $300 on Amazon, and its frame is made of metal which I think would be sturdier than the acrylic of that printer. It's the same sort of printer style style (i3), but it's not a kit so all you have to do is screw a few pieces together, calibrate, and then get printing.

Here is a link.

u/Tjololo · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

I ended up going with the Monoprice Maker Select V2 for ~$330USD. It has a 200x200x180 build volume, does PLA/ABS, and is everything I personally needed.

u/throwaway_for_keeps · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I bought my maker select used from Amazon Warehouse. I got it for $280 when they were going for about $350 new. The stock fake buildtak surface had some gouges on the perimeter that didn't affect any of the printing I did in the center, and the print removal tool had a bunch of dents in it. Other than that, everything was fine.

The new price has since skyrocketed for some reason, and they don't have any used ones.

If you can get it from a retailer with a decent return policy (will let you return it for free after being able to set it up and inspect it), do it.

But I agree with the others that caution you about buying a used printer on ebay that might not have a favorable return policy.

u/moxbox · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Looks like Monoprice just pulled the majority of their printers from Amazon, but if their historical pricing is any indication, ~250 is the lowest it has ever gone down to:

Any chance you could share the line?

u/Mortimer452 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

The Monoprice Mini does not have a heated bed, and does not have a dedicated part cooling fan. This limits you to printing PLA only, and quality will suffer a bit due to the lack of a fan.

The fan is a pretty easy upgrade, heated bed a bit more work. For only around $50 more, you can get the regular Maker Select which does not have these limitations and has a much larger build area. It has pretty good reviews.

As for the Prusa, yeah it's pretty damn awesome. Print quality will be better, but more importantly, they're just damn reliable and don't require much work to keep them running. I'm not saying $250 printers are bad, but they do generally require some extra time tinkering, so be prepared for that.

u/wenbobular · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

from the black friday thread, deal is done but you can still get it here:

For the Canadians looking for a deal, has the Monoprice Maker Select for a good price at $398 CAD with free shipping. Ships from Amazon's Toronto warehouse so you won't have to worry about duty. - JeffDM

u/Seikikai · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I'm Thinking About Purchasing A Monoprice Select V2 At Amazon At Black Friday/Cyber Monday But Don't Know In Wich One I Can Get The Best Deal So Want To Know What You Guys Think About That Based On Your Experiences In Previous Years. Thanks.

u/Gradians · 2 pointsr/3dprinter
u/clutch110 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Amazon has the Maker Select v2 on sale for $286 with free Prime shipping today.

u/citrus_monkeybutts · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

There's either kit or assembled printers. I bought this off amazon, it really just requires you to screw the base and Z axis together and calibrate (which you'll always have to do on a printer) and you're basically all set. I would suggest seeing if amazon, wanhao, or monoprice deliver to where you are without costing an arm and a leg, and go that route.

u/NotPapaJohns · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

The Monoprice maker select v2(.1?) Is a little over $300 on Amazon, but other than that, it fits all of your other needs. It uses standard metric screws and such, so fixing and modding the printer is easy. It's also has a respectable build volume of 200mm^2 and a height of 180mm, which is nice to have. It comes mostly assembled: you just need to use 4 included screws to attatch the gantry to the base and 2 more to attach the filament holder. It took me no time at all to start a test print. I'm coming up on six months with my printer now, and it hasn't given out on me once. For the best prints, you'll want to do some mods, but only the absolutely necessary MOSFET mod requires non-printed hardware that isn't just screws and nuts (or the standard M8 threaded rod used in AzzA's Z-brace mod).
Tl;dr: Monoprice Maker Select v2 on Amazon, order a MOSFET to go with it, 10/10 IGN

u/weepysplash · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Monoprice MS V2 I just got mine and i love it

u/ThatOnePerson · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Either the monoprice maker select or the monoprice select mini

Remember you'll also need to spend money on plastic regularly so take that into account with your budget.

u/Butler2102 · 2 pointsr/DnD

I just got a Monoprice Maker Select v2 about a week ago. It's working really well so far. Only $300 on Amazon, has a nice large print area, and a heated plate. If you're looking to get into 3D printing, this seems like a great one to get. Seems to be the best bang for your buck. And it's a popular printer so there's a large online community surrounding it for support.

Link: Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer v2 – (113860)

u/Joker_Bingo · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Yes. I have 2. In my pic the one on the left was $800 and the one on the right was $300. They both print at the same quality. This one works for a lot of people.

u/Theyellowtoaster · 2 pointsr/pics

It came out a little messy in some spots, but I was honestly impressed with the quality this thing can put out - it's on par with some $1500+ printers after a little tweaking.

This was printed on a Monoprice Maker Select. It's currently at $350, but it's not uncommon to see it drop to nearly $300. It's probably the best bang for your buck as far as printers go, and it's definitely one of the cheapest out there. Monoprice also makes the Maker Select Mini for $220 that's a little simpler and has a smaller build plate.

Shameless plug: if you want to get something printed/see what this one can do, you should use my hub at 3DHubs and let me buy more filament! It's cheap, and if you tell me you're from reddit I'll give you $2 off!

edit: here's the link to the model

u/SovereignGFC · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

At least prices have dropped. Like these. Considering even basic machines used to be at least $1,000 US only a few years ago, this is an improvement. The $350 version is cheaper on Amazon.

You can save even more by building from components.

Plastic is relatively inexpensive if you buy from Micro Center (again assuming USA)--$17 after taxes per 1kg roll.

It's certainly not the cheapest hobby, but like most technologies, prices tend to go down while quality goes up.

Essentially, the biggests sacrifices you make at the lower end are lack of a heated bed and smaller build volumes.

/r/3dprinting can help you get started.

u/KevMag · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I like this price with free shipping.

u/peschelnet · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Hi. New to 3d Printing.

I mainly want to learn and make random Star Wars and Halo stuff for my kids.

I was looking at this one.

I would like it to be no more than $400 (that is pushing it since the wife is 3/4 onboard).

Thank you for your time and advice.

u/therocketryan · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

From what I've seen online, on forums, on YouTube, etc: the Micro3D is not a good buy. Like others have said its hit or miss. They're a Kickstarter company with flashy marketing and a low cost/low quality machine. I'd recommend watching as many YouTube reviews as possible before making that decision.

On the other hand, Monoprice printers have great ratings and reviews for similar prices. They have larger diameter linear rods and a stiffer construction.


u/samnub · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

For the Canadians looking for a deal, has the Monoprice Maker Select for a good price at $398 CAD with free shipping. Ships from Amazon's Toronto warehouse so you won't have to worry about duty.

u/matdwyer · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Thats the 1 star reviews, only 14 of them (and one is just calling out what they think are fake reviews) - 84 5* reviews.

I posted this on here in another thread, but the one I bought this week came with a 4GB card (and a slot that has the card stick out for easy access) & a larger spool holder along with metal thumbwheels for the base adjustment - so they are improving in-versions, making a couple of the criticisms unwarranted.

It seems lots of people will recommend other printers, but almost all of them are twice the cost or more - so I guess it boils down to how much you want to invest. Personally I think its better to learn on a cheaper unit by printing

u/RamblingMutt · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I just got that from my orders sheet, looks like they are doing something with their management at the moment.

u/TheGoudeAbides · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Just getting this today (I also missed the monoprice promo cutoff). But good news, Amazon has it for $272 + free shipping w/prime.

edit: just saw same comment below. The same good news twice is still good news...?

u/emertonom · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

For clarity, is this the printer you're talking about?

u/LuminousElement · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

It's arriving tomorrow. The one I ordered was sold by Amazon, so it qualified for Prime 2-day shipping. See Amazon's list of sellers.

u/teddyzaper · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

at amazon you dont pay shipping/tax and its prime eligable. It ends up being about the same price as everywhere else after you factor in shipping/tax.

u/KingWeaselFart · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Is the Monoprice Maker Select a good budget/home printer for a budget of $400 USD? If not, what should I buy under $400?

u/Mr_Donut97 · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

Pretty much everyone or /r/3Dprinting will recommend a Wanhao/monoprice duplicator i3 for tight budgets or beginners, such as this one!

u/dataylorm · 1 pointr/Coilporn

Man this conversation has me back fired up to get one. I got on amazon and the prices have dropped so much it's really affordable now. This one has decent reviews if used right and the price point has it in the realm I could do it now but I'll probably be wiser and wait till my next bonus still. I wish I would have looked a week ago I've nearly spent that much on new mods and vape gear this month. I'm excited to see them in the price range to it's so much more in reach now. Last time I looked they were still closer to $1K

u/hogopoto33 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Monoprice Maker Select is just a rebrand if you want to go that option on amazon.

u/Waldemar-Firehammer · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I have an around ~$350 US budget, and I found a Monoprice Maker Select V2 and a Prusa i3 V2. Which should I choose, or is there anything better for the price out there?

u/valiantcrossbow · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Hello everyone, I am currently in the market for my first 3D printer, and was hoping to get some advice on what printer would best fit my needs. I would like to spend no more than 300 USD max, and I live in Wisconsin in the United States. I am willing to build a printer from a kit, and I have limited electronics experience (though I am very willing to learn and my brother has a lot more experience). With the printer I would like to print a variety of things, such as pieces for props I am making, a lightsaber, probably some miniatures for DnD, and any other stupid things I can think of and design. I don’t really have any extenuating circumstances. Currently I am looking at 3 different printers, all around the same price:

Monoprice Maker Select V2:

Anycubic Photon:

Ender 3:

I am open to other printers, these are just the ones that were on my radar, so feel free to suggest other options.

Thanks for the help and sorry for the long links!

u/hartk1213 · 1 pointr/ar15

Yeah real sturdy feels as solid as a Magpul MOE grip and yes you can sand and stain it .. If you want a 3d printer check out this one it's the ones I have and it works great.. Big enough to print a full lower on here is the one I printed and here is the test fire.. It went through over 100rds and is still completely intact

u/immaburr · 1 pointr/Denver

A copy of a wanhao duplicator i3 v2.1
Monoprice maker select v 2.

u/Shar3D · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Wanhao i3 Duplicator v2.1 by way of Amazon.

I have two of them, easy to use and improve machine.

Here's a Facebook group dedicated to them.

If you get this printer, this is a highly recommended upgrade. It's a hardened steel nozzle and slotted cooling block kit. Very easy to install, improves holding a given temp in the hot end.

And here is a good deal on filament that's made in America, a grab bag of four rolls for $60, your choice on type.

u/Tinbadthetailor · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Hi all, I have a question about the Monoprice Maker Select v2. I've seen discussion here of it being a potential fire hazard and the board burning out because of the power draw to the heated bed (if I'm understanding everything correctly). Someone mentioned there being a 2.1, which supposedly addresses some of those issues. I haven't been able to find a 2.1 elsewhere, just the WanHao Duplicator 2.1. Is that what people are referring to? Or are newer v2 units being sold now 2.1? Do the v2 models being sold on Amazon have the power issue still?

u/tomt1112 · 1 pointr/3dprinter

How about a nice Stratasys? Oops for $300 better go with a select mini V2:

Or maker select, which is slightly over budget, but based on the i3 platform and probably something that you can grow with.

Both are great printers and will give optimal quality for the price.

u/thetanktheory · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

This is the one I have. Monoprice 13860 Maker Select 3d Printer V2

u/WhiteDiaperBoy · 1 pointr/gaybros

This is what I mainly use, If it’s not a CR-10 just for large build area.

The only thing that’s really an issue with either of them is the board they (and most other cheaper printers) use can’t supply enough current to the hotbed so it will start to cook the connector off the board and then start a fire. It’s super easily solved with adding a mosfet between the board and the hotbed.

If you end up getting your own look into OctoPrint. It will allow you to control the printer from a webpage, but more importantly it acts as a host for a video stream to your printer so you don’t need to run back and forth to babysit. Plus once you have the webcam hooked up you can get some sweet karma off the timelapses

u/mr_mooses · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

First gen Prusa i3 that much better thant he monoprice select ( at the same price?

u/Dr_Kevorkian_ · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Trying to narrow down. I've got about $300 to work with. Presently like -

  1. Monoprice 13860 Maker Select 3D


  2. Reprapguru DIY Prusa I3 3D

    What are the tradeoffs? I'm unable to find significantly differentiating features / etc between the two. Thanks!
u/Badbarista86 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I was originally going to buy an ender 3 as my first 3d printer. I have zero experience but after lurking here a bit I thought I knew what to buy. However amazon currently has some good deals on some of these printers. so my options are now:

Ender 3: $229.99

Monoprice Maker Select v2: 239.99

Ender 3 pro : $259.99

Monosprice Maker Select Plus: $289.99


I'm sort of leaning toward the Maker Select v2. But having no experience I'm hoping you guys will know better. I don't think building an Ender kit would be an issue, but for my first one I think Monoprices may be easier. I'm mostly looking to start with some minis and maybe randon little knick-knack type things. Although I think this may be something I get really into down the line, so as long as they're versatile I will probably build anything and everything I can :-p

u/SheepeyDarkness · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Budget: $300 Max ( $220 - $250 Preferred )
Country: USA
I would be willing to build it from a kit - It's no problem. I don't have much experience with electronic maintenance, but I'm good w/ making stuff and my dad has experience.
I plan to print things out for fun, maybe mini figures. I would like to print things out that are larger though.
No circumstances. I just prefer fast-ish shipping if possible. Also must be a cyber-monday sale. I found some deals that fit my budget and look nice and I don't know whether or not they're good or worth. I'll link them in the post. If you could find a better one or give me opinions as to which one is the best to buy that'd be appreciated.

u/Devastash0n · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Monoprice printers have 10% off at checkout

Monoprice filament has 30% off at check out

u/midnightsmith · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

New to 3D printing and modeling, have worked with vectric aspire for CNC machines so I'm willing to learn any program.


Willing to build from a kit if needed, want to print props, emblems, small parts for hobby projects.

I found a Monoprice v2 on amazon that looks too good to be true at $329,

Is this an ok one to buy for a starter printer?

u/Cpt_Bringdown · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Thanks for the advice guys. I still haven't decided if I will go for it, but I thought it might be worth summarizing a bit of research I did in case others come across this post.

Here is a useful table (that I hope is accurate) to give you a list of chemical resistances by plastic type.

After consulting a few more chemical resistance charts through many a google search, I found that PVDF would do the job, but it seems like it may be tough to keep consistent temperature for a good print, and I would need a heated build plate. I found a relatively inexpensive (~$340) printer from Monoprice that should be able to print at the temperature I need and though seems to be pushing it, the build plate seems like it can get hot enough to print PVDF.

I've found from sellers like this one and this one that print temperature should be around 210C with a bed temperature around 120C (both costing ~$200).

I haven't decided if I will go ahead and buy it to try out. It might be nice to have the 3D printer for other things even if this doesn't work. I will look into how easily I could just fashion the basket from a block as suggested as well.

u/anonymatt · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Its actually available on Amazon. I just bought one. Monoprice 113860 Maker Select Entry Level Heated Build Plate 3D Printer, Includes 2 GB Micro SD Card and Sample PLA Filament

Somebody may have bought them up to resale them on amazon.

u/Galahir950 · 1 pointr/modelmakers

I was recommended these printers by a friend, do you know of any issues with it. We do have experience building a CNC machine before.

u/xakh · 1 pointr/Ask3D

You could print TPU (AKA polyurethane) easily on most printers, though you have to do it slooooooowly, because the stuff feels like pushing wet spaghetti. Honestly one of the best bets to try this with would be the Monoprice Maker Select. I say this because the Flexion extruder kit is custom designed to fit on it, which is a system built from the ground up to push flexible materials efficiently.

As for using them, well, you're welcome to give it a shot. If you printed them with a lot of shells, thick top and bottom layers, and at high infill, I could see them conceivably working, but It'd certainly a brave move to try it.

u/skipsinclair · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Amazon has it right now for $272 prime...

u/norapeformethankyou · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

That's what I'm hearing. Looking at this one.

From what I'm reading, it's a rebranded Wanhao Duplicator i3 so it's upgradable, and has a lot of help online.

u/eineins · 1 pointr/Ask3D

Will pint a benchy tonight with stock settings and post for you to checkout.
$330 on amazon.

Monoprice just came out with new version at $399. I haven't looked too much into differences.

u/lastrogu3 · 1 pointr/videos

Picked up one for just shy of $300 USD before the holidays.

It's up to $443 now. Works really well with some tuning and managing prints is a breeze with a Raspberry Pi that has OctoPrint installed on it.