MP Select Mini 3D Printer
    Product # 15365
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer
    Product # 15365
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    MP Select Mini 3D Printer

    MP Select Mini 3D Printer
     
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer

    Too often, getting a low-cost 3D printer means getting a box of ill-fitted parts with poorly written and incomplete documentation. You end up spending hours on the internet, searching forums and asking for help to get the printer assembled and operating properly.

    That isn't how Monoprice operates and this 3D printer is a perfect example! This printer not only comes fully assembled, it has already been calibrated at the factory. All you have to do is perform a quick check to verify that the print bed is still leveled, in case it shifted during shipping, then load the included MicroSD™ card, load some filament, and start printing the preloaded model. Nowhere else will you find a 3D printer ready to print out of the box at such a low price!

    MP Select Mini 3D Printer



    MP Select Mini 3D Printer


    Affordable 3D printing for everyone


     
    All Filament Types
    Compact Desktop Design
    Ready to Print

     
    All Filament Types
    Compact Desktop Design
    Ready to Print


    All Filament Types: The heated build plate and wide range of extruder temperatures allow this printer to work with any type of filament, from basic filaments, such as ABS and PLA, to more advanced materials, such as conductive PLA, wood and metal composites, or dissolvable PVA.

    Compact Desktop Design: Featuring a small footprint and basic, open frame design, this 3D printer is compact enough for any desk.

    Ready to Print: Unlike most other low-cost 3D printers, this printer ships fully assembled and has already been calibrated at the factory. We even include sample PLA filament and a MicroSD™ card with preinstalled models, so you can start printing right out of the box!



     

    Factory Calibrated

    MP Select Mini 3D Printer



    Features


    • Heated aluminum build plate nozzle cooling fan for printing all filament types
    • Fully assembled and factory calibrated so you can start printing right away
    • Complete kit with sample PLA filament, bed scraper, and MicroSD™ card with preloaded model files
    • Micro USB and MicroSD card connectivity
    • PC and Mac® compatible
    • Compatible with Cura, Repetier, and other software



     



    What's in the Box


    • MP Select Mini 3D printer
    • Filament rack
    • AC power adapter
    • AC power cord
    • Micro USB cable
    • MicroSD™ card
    • Plastic bed scraper
    • Bed leveling hex wrench
    • Sample PLA filament

     



     
    1 Year Warranty

    Warranty

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    Quality at a Fair Price

    Quality at a Fair Price

    Monoprice's rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices.



    Service & Support

    Service & Support

    You're never on your own with Monoprice products! We have a full team of friendly and knowledgeable technicians available to answer your questions, both before and after the sale. Contact our technical support team for questions about our products, troubleshooting, or even suggestions for products to fit your particular needs. Not to be outdone, our friendly and helpful customer service team is here to make your ordering, delivery, and any possible returns a quick and painless operation, from start to finish!





     
      MP Select Mini 3D Printer Maker Select 3D Printer Ultimate 3D Printer
      15365 13860 15710
      MP Select
    Mini 3D Printer
    Maker Select
    3D Printer
    Ultimate
    3D Printer
    Heated Build Plate
    Build Area 4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7"
    (120 x 120 x 120 mm)
    7.9" x 7.9" x 7.1"
    (200 x 200 x 180 mm)
    7.9" x 7.9" x 6.9"
    (200 x 200 x 175 mm)
    Resolution 100 microns (0.1mm) 100 microns (0.1mm) 20 microns (0.02mm)
    Filament Diameter 1.75mm 1.75mm 1.75mm
    Printing Speed 55 mm/sec 100 mm/sec 150 mm/sec
    Max. Extruder Temp. 446°F (230°C) 500°F (260°C) 500°F (260°C)
    Connectivity USB, MicroSD™ card USB, MicroSD™ card USB, SD™ card
    Compatible Software Cura (recommended),
    Repetier-Host, ReplicatorG,
    Simplify 3D
    Cura (recommended),
    Repetier-Host, ReplicatorG,
    Simplify 3D
    Cura (recommended),
    Repetier-Host, ReplicatorG,
    Simplify 3D
    Printable Materials ABS, PLA, XT Copolyester,
    PET, TPU, TPC, FPE, PVA,
    HIPS, Jelly, Foam, Felty
    ABS, PLA, XT Copolyester,
    PET, TPU, TPC, FPE, PVA,
    HIPS, Jelly, Foam, Felty
    ABS, PLA, XT Copolyester,
    PET, TPU, TPC, FPE, PVA,
    HIPS, Jelly, Foam, Felty
     

     
    Model 15365
    Extruder Type Single Extruder
    Printing Technology FDM
    Supported Filament Size 1.75mm
    Supported Filament Types ABS, PLA, and others
    Max Extruder Temperature 482°F (250°C)
    Max Platform Temperature 140°F (60°C)
    Nozzle Diameter 0.4mm
    Max Printing Speed 55mm/sec
    Layer Resolution 0.1mm
    Build Area 4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7" (120 x 120 x 120 mm)
    Build Volume 103.8 cu-in (1728 cc)
     
    Connectivity Micro USB, MicroSD™ card
    Offline Printing Yes, with MicroSD card
    Supported File Formats .stl and .obj
    Supported Operating Systems Windows® 7 and later, Mac® OS X®, Linux
    Supported Software Cura, Repetier-Host
    Display Type Wide viewing angle color LCD screen
    Max Power Consumption 120 watts
    AC Adapter Input Power 100 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Input Power 12 VDC
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 13.5" x 11.3 x 7.5" (343 x 287 x 190 mm)
    Weight 9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg)
     


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    Do you ship orders to Australia?
    A shopper on Feb 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, I am in Australia, and I ordered one, they shipped it to me, and I am now using it.
    When will this be back in stock?
    A shopper on Mar 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. To be notified when the item is in stock, please use the "notify me" button and enter your E-mail address to receive a notification when more become available. We will update any listed ETA as we get more information. I apologize for the inconvenience
    Do you have a release date for version 2 of the MP select Mini please?
    New User U on Mar 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Available now: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=21711
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2, Black
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2, Black
    When I try to connect it into my pc, it says it doesn't have a drive, where can I install it?
    A shopper on Dec 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. The necessary drivers are included in the CURA software on the SD card provided. You can also download CURA (Version 15.04.6) directly from the Ultimaker website. I hope this helps, and of course if you have any more questions feel free to contact us!
    USB driver is not working with my computer running windows 8.1. Cura does not show the USB connection. I used the driver that came with and it does work. Where can I download the right drives?
    A shopper on Dec 22, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I had the same problem at first, found that it was the USB Cable that was the problem, changed it and everything was fine.
    When does the v2 come out?
    New User U on Apr 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: V2 is out as of now
    How do I start a new filament?
    A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Through the lever on the top of the printer. Consider joining the Facebook group for the printer. Wonderful folks, very helpful.
    what do i need to make it work after i receive the printer? what software do i need?
    A shopper on Nov 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Software is included on the MicroSD Card. Your options out of the box are Cura, and Repetier. However, there is a preloaded Gcode file to get you printing without needing to install software first.
    Does this work with Cura 2.3.1? I can print with the older version (15.04.03), but can't connect with 2.3.1. I need 2.3.1 because the behavior is different, and 15.04.03 is adding extraneous surfaces that aren't in my model.
    A shopper on Nov 21, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I upgraded to CURA 2.3.0 and selected the RidgidBot for a printer ... Now I get great prints but the caveat is I have to move the component to the front left quarter of the build table in the CURA 2.3.0 screen.
    Will this work with a chrome Book?
    A shopper on Nov 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I think you would have difficulty using it directly with a Chromebook. You could conceivably get a raspberry pi and set it up to work with that, at which point you could run it from a web browser and thus the Chromebook would be fine. Alternately, it CAN operate without a computer connection by simply loading g-code onto the included SD card, but I'm not sure the tool chain exists for the Chromebook to generate g-code.
    Where can replacement parts (extruders, etc) be found? I do not see any listed here.
    New User U on Dec 3, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Kyle's spot on. I'd recommend refitting an E3D hotend onto this printer once you're familiar with working with it and have had some success. It's a much better hotend, you can find clones online for $10 (which I have used several of, they're fine), and it'll perform better and be replaceable.
    The instructions online make it sound like you can just slip the heater cartridge and thermistor out and slip them into the E3D, but I found that to be false. On my MP, the cartridge was cemented in and I had to do some teardown and rewiring.
    Obviously this voids the warranty. But it's fun!
    Do you have a release date for version 2 of the MP Mini please?
    A shopper on Mar 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: According to a CES 2017 announcement, "first quarter 2017".
    I'm feeding the filament line in the extruder but it's not in line with the feeding tub?
    A shopper on Dec 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Cut the end of the filament at a 45 degree angle and then straighten a few inches at the end with your fingers. Pressing the spring loaded lever, insert the filament past the gear. With a little fiddling you should be able to hit the other hole that leads to the Bowden tube.
    Is there g-code to switch the cooling fan off? I often start printing in the evening and leave the printer over night to do it's job. Is there any way (gcode maybe?) to switch the cooling fan off (this one on the extruder)? I mean, printing takes like 3-4 hours and the fan is on for few more hours without any need until I switch it off in the morning.
    Greeting from Poland!
    Pokush
    New User U on Dec 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: This is the End G-code I use, can't remember where I copied it from but it works well:

    M104 S0 ; turn off extruder
    M140 S0 ; turn off bed
    M106 S1 ; turn off fan
    G28 X ; home x axis
    G1 Y120 ; move platform forward for access
    M84 ; disable motor
    Will this work with a chromebook?
    A shopper on Nov 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: If you have the chromebook in developer mode, you can create a chroot that will be able to access any USB device. (ie crouton). From there, you should be able to print with any software that works on ARM (if an ARM chromebook) and uses gcode.

    Alternatively, you can use software to model the stl files (I believe sketchup can) and copy them to an SD card to plug into the printer.
    Is there any more information available at this time about the Mini V2? Mainly if the print bed size has changed?
    New User U on Apr 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Print bed size is the same as the v1.
    When I set the printer to Home axis as it says to do in the setup instructions, the nozzle goes to the front left corner of the platform. It then moves around and scratched the tape on the build platform. Also, the position doesn't allow me to reach the front left screw to level and change the depth of the build platform correctly. In the instructions it shows the home axis as front middle. Is there something wrong? If so what?
    New User U on Feb 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: When the nozzle reaches the front left position and just starts to move towards the platform , shut the power off this will give you the ability to move the nozzle and the platform around so you can reach all of the screws on the platform and make your leveling adjustment I use a sheet of regular copy paper to set the gap . One other note I use blue painters tape on the platform , that has given me the best adhesion . Good luck and have fun !! ??
    Does this printer work with Solidworks software?
    A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It should. You just need an STL file, which I'm sure Solidworks can export. Pull that into Repetier, Slic3r or whatever you like, and slice away.
    I LOST MY IIIP 3D PRINTER NOZEL HOW CAN I GET FROM YOU AGAIN?
    A shopper on Dec 10, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, at the moment we do not sell parts. If you are requesting a part to be replaced you can always request an RMA to see if we can provide that for you. I hope this helps and thank you for your question!
    Any chance of increasing the bed temperature to 100C? I print almost exclusively with ABS, and this printer would be perfect for my smaller parts with that option. 60C is just not high enough for reliable ABS prints.
    A shopper on Dec 4, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The built in controls top out at 60, but if you're running something like Octoprint or controlling it with a PC, you can set the bed higher. That said, I'm not sure you could get it to 100C without a lot of patience. I powered mine up and set it to 100C and after around 85C it really starts to struggle to get any warmer. After fifteen minutes of heating it's still not quite 90C
    i have a mac and what do i need to do to wirelessly hook it up to my mac?
    A shopper on Dec 20, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: You can setup a Raspberry Pi with a wifi adapter and run OctoPi on it. OctoPi is a Raspbian linux distribution pre-configured with OctoPrint. You plug the Pi into the printer via USB and OctoPi/OctoPrint can then control the printer and provides an intuitive, simple (but a little ugly) web interface that you can use to control every aspect of printing from uploading and slicing a model (it uses Cura in the backend to perform the slicing), to starting the print, monitoring the print, and even creating a time-lapse video of your print if you have a camera connected. A definite "must have" for any 3D printer.
    Sometimes when starting the print, the printer instantly goes to maximum on the x-axis and the continues to turn the stepper and the belt skips. It does this about every 5th print. When I catch it, I turn the the power off immediately. With no adjustment to anything I power it back on and select the same file from the SD card and print again, and it prints just fine. I now have to watch each print on the start to catch this. What could be causing this? Like I said, the second time I print the file, I change nothing.
    New User U on Feb 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry to hear that, please feel free to contact us at tech@monoprice.com with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    will fusion 360 work with this?
    and what is better version 1 or 2 ?
    i noticed that version 1 has a wide variety of printable material compared to version 2 that can only print ABS and PLA. is that true?
    New User U on May 3, 2017
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2, Black
    MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2, Black
    BEST ANSWER: I make things with Fusion 360 and print them on my Select Mini v1 all the time. V2 is better than v1 because it has a fan to cool the electronics, insulation on the heated bed, and official support for wifi. V1 and V2 both print the same materials, they just didn't list them all for v2.
    cura filament diameter is set to 3.0mm and I cant change it to 1.75mm so im getting under extruding, what can I do?
    A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Are you sure you cannot change it? After making your selections in the default "Quickprint" mode, select Expert => "Switch to Full Settings". And, as a beginner, answer "Yes" when it asks if it should copy the quickprint settings over to the expert mode. In export mode, the filament diameter is the last thing on the left when the Basic tab is selected.
    The laptop I'll be using if/when connecting to USB is Windows XP. You're specs say Windows 7 and above. This makes no sense. My host and slicer work fine and I would typically send code with SD card. So...???
    New User U on Dec 18, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: you should be fine with sd card. if going over usb you might need to download drivers
    What setting should be used for e steps per 1 mm as a starting point?
    A shopper on Dec 10, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: If you're entering esteps with this printer, you're doing something wrong. That's all set by the printer internally. You just feed it gcode in millimeters and don't worry about esteps. Normally you only worry about esteps if you are compiling up a custom firmware for the printer. If you have found a firmware that works with this printer, I'd love to hear about it, because this is NOT compatible with Marlin, Repetier or any of the other open source firmwares I've used.
    Is the stock configuration enough to print nylon/alloy 910 properly?
    A shopper on May 14, 2017
    I tore the yellow paper coating on the printing pad how can I repair it?
    New User U on Dec 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I replaced the masking tape with blue painter's tape from 3M. I had to lower the bed, 3/4 turn of the wrench counter-clockwise on all 4 corners to accommodate the thicker tape. I like painter's tape because it is less prone to tearing, and it is a rougher surface, so the print seems to pry off easier after it cools.
    Only the cat.gcode works and prints right. Why aren't any my other models working, even though they are all from thingiverse?
    A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The sheer number of settings are probably where your problem comes from.

    For a starting point, load a simple STL file from Thingiverse into Cura, and then from the "File" menu, select "Load Profile from GCode" and point it at the cat.gcode file.
    We cant get the filament to lay on the bed. What can we do?
    A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You don't say what kind of filament, temperature of hotend or bed. Regardless of type, first put down some blue painter's tape. I don't much like the tape the MP Select comes with. When the first layer is being printed, ideally the extruded plastic will be somewhat flattened. If it's just a round tube lying on the print bed then you need to raise the bed a little by adjusting the screws in the corners.
    Ideally, calibrate the bed by homing the printer, then remove power and adjust the bed screws until you can just slide a piece of paper under the head in all parts of the bed (move the head left and right and the bed front to back) - the paper should drag a little on the head. Make sure there's not a cooled off plastic booger hanging off the nozzle when you adjust it or you'll be way too high. Heat up the nozzle and wipe it off if you have to.
    For PLA, for beginners I would print on blue painter's tape, set the bed temperature at 55, and start with the hotend at 190. Actually you can print with the bed cold for the most part, but a little heat doesn't hurt.
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    A Neat Printer with Serious QC Issues
    I am having a lot of fun with my MP Select Mini 3D printer which I received on 7/1/2016, but it's also giving me lots of headaches. This is an exciting new product with a lot of potential to be a great entry-level, consumer grade 3D printer, but it will only reach that potential after MP works with the manufacturer to solve the quality control issues that plague this product.

    First, the provided "brick on a leash" desktop power supply is junk. Mine failed instantly on first application of AC power with two audible pops as the regulator chip and several surrounding components exploded. Since I received my printer on the Friday before the long Independence Day weekend, I didn't want to languish all weekend waiting to start an RMA on Tuesday, followed by weeks of waiting for more stock of this very popular printer to arrive to replace mine. So I voided my warranty by lopping off the DC power cable so I could use it to power my printer from a beefy power supply I already had.

    That got me printing that evening, and all was well for a couple days. Then, I got the common and dreaded "Sensor failed" error message when one of the extruder thermistor leads broke. So I found suitable replacements on Amazon, waited several days for them to arrive, and got my printer back up and running the following weekend. Along with adding a 3D-printed bracket to mount a cooling fan over the controller board (which I've read is prone to overheating), this got my printer up and running again, and I made several more successful prints.

    Now by this time, with a mere few of days of operating time, the extruder fan is already getting quite noisy. I think its bearings are failing, and I have a replacement on the way from a reputable electronics component distributor. It should arrive by this next weekend.

    So, I fired the printer up this evening to make a quick print of something I found on Thingiverse, and now it appears that the build platform thermistor has failed. Luckily I ordered a ten pack of replacement thermistors when I fixed the extruder, so I should be able to fix the machine yet again this weekend.

    Now please keep in mind that all of this has transpired over less than two weeks. I've been active in various MP Select Mini 3D printer enthusiast forums, and reports of power supply and thermistor failures are very common.

    If MP can work with the manufacturer to bring the build quality of this product up to acceptable levels, then this will be a great little product. Until then, I cannot recommend it, and I'm giving it two stars. If I didn't have these reliability issues, then I would have rated it at least four stars. Maybe even five. I'll keep on repairing, upgrading and enjoying my printer and participating the MP Select Mini community, and I really hope that MP will push the manufacturer to make the quality improvements necessary to make this a great product. I am resubmitting this review with a four-star rating, because it never appeared on the Monoprice site after submission with a two-star rating.


    PROS: Inexpensive
    Small
    Stand-alone operation
    Enthusiastic community

    CONS: Poor quality control
    Power supply is unreliable
    Thermistors are unreliable
    Extruder fan bearing does not last long
    July 30, 2016
    Great starter printer
    This printer is perfect as a "my first 3D printer." It's on the low end in terms of specs, but the performance and quality of the final prints are great. It comes ready to print out of the box and is very easy to setup and use. There's also a great community around this printer, always finding ways to upgrade its capabilities or improve performance.
    If you know you're going to get serious about 3D printing, there's a good chance you'll want a higher-end, more expensive printer. If you are only interested smaller prints or are looking for a way to explore 3D printing without committing a ton of money and labor to a larger more complicated machine, this is a great choice.

    PROS: -Low price
    -Very good print quality
    -Quick setup - it's pretty much ready to go out of the box. Do a quick check to make sure it's calibrated and you're ready to start printing.
    -Active community with plenty of tips and mods to help make the most of the printer.
    -Several of the upgrades I've seen recommended by the community appear to have already been incorporated into the currently shipping printers.
    -Great support from Monoprice
    -Support told me that they are aware that many people who buy this printer will want to do more to it than just plug it in and print and they generally don't void the warranty for 'tinkering' or modding unless that's what caused the failure. I was told I could have opened up the casing and they would have still replaced it under warranty. This is an amazing policy and says a lot about Monoprice's understanding of the market and their users.

    CONS: -Small print area - 120x120x120mm, the majority of things I've wanted to print have fit, but there have been a few that I've had to split in half before printing and then glue together, or just haven't been able to print.
    -About one week (of near-constant use) after I received the printer, the z-axis limiter switch failed. Monoprice support was great and got me a replacement in less than a week from my call to support, no cost and no hassle.
    -Not really a con, but be aware that only a small amount is filament is included. You will want to buy a spool of filament with this printer. I got a spool of Monoprice's white PLA (PID: 10552) and it's worked great.
    September 30, 2016
    You get more than you pay for
    This 3D printer may be small in size and price, but it boasts powerful features and is a workhorse. I have been pushing plastic through this little printer non-stop. All the parts for other broken toys I always wanted to redesign and improve are printed and working. This printer is truly amazing. First bit of advice - buy Simplify3D software. It pays for itself on first use of this 3D printer. Short answer: I LOVE THIS LITTLE PRINTER and would never part with it.

    PROS: Cheap, small, efficient, full featured. No problems with getting support.

    CONS: The instruction guide should be lit on fire - totally useless. Pay the ransom and get Simplify3D software - it made all else easy.
    October 10, 2016
    Solid build. ..... but
    So this is my 3rd 3D printer. I find that the two larger printers I have seem to be constantly busy and after doing some reviews the select seemed like a good fit for a small printer I could make smaller parts with freeing up time of my larger printers. Having owned it for 2 weeks I will say that I have never had to "baby sit" a printer as much as I have with this one. For the first week the printer seemed to go strong, then the problems started. Ultimately the problem with this little printer is the feeder motor. It is just under powered. I currently have an open RMA request to return this one and hopefully get a working unit. Given its size, whenever you have a hot end jam its very painful to clean so make sure you season your hot end immediately. Also just like in another review, the fan causes vibration that is at just the level to interfere with the vocal levels of a tv so if you plan on running it in a room with others youll find yourself turning the volume up louder than normal.

    I havent decided yet if I end up getting another unit and the other units have the same problem if I will return the printer permanently or simply take it apart and put a stronger motor in the unit seeing as the over all quality of the printer isn't all that bad for the price.

    PROS: Solid build (frame wise)
    Easy to setup / configure

    CONS: Poor nema motors for at least the feeding mechanisms.
    Poor fan. This thing has a solid frame of metal making it nice then they throw a crappy fan on the unit.
    September 16, 2016
    A great first printer
    The MP Select Mini 3D Printer arrived a few hours ago. I went through the setup in the manual linked on this web page, stuck in a roll of black PLA selected baby.gcode from the demo files included, and it printed at 195°C, with the platform heater off. This is my first 3D printer, so I don't have much to compare it with, but it's better than a hobbyist product: You plug in it, give it a file, and it prints it. ( I did follow the setup instructions and did check the leveling alignment. It seemed fine to me.)

    I use a Mac, so I haven't yet been able to get Cura on Mac to successfully slice an stl file to give me a .gcode file that works. The PDF manual has lo-res screenshots of the settings for Windows, but they show a much higher extruder temperature than the sample .gcode file that comes with the printer.

    PROS: Pros: •  color screen * works out-of-the-box.

    CONS: • No sample PLA included (at least I couldn't find any)
    • At the time of this writing, no printer definition file linked from this page for use in Cura.
    May 28, 2016
    Excellent Starter Printer
    I'm retired electronics engineer. Got my Monoprice Mini Select about 3 months ago. Steep learning curve with lots of help from the MP Mini Select Facebook page. I had to level the bed out of the box, but then it printed very well for many PLA prints. Got into trouble with bed adhesion, but found acetone cleaning resolved that, then put on a PEI sheet and everything sticks down well, PLA needs a surface clean, but ABS stick really well.. Now starting to print ABS, bed heats up to 80 deg C no problem and after initial warping due to to much air on the piece. Put on a 40mm fan with a fan shroud I printed. ABS prints really well now. Had clogs, but cleared them. The Facebook page has been extremely useful in helping with the learning curve, the issues with clogs & bad prints. Add to that the excellent You Tube videos on Mono Price Mini Select by FDM_Guru. Up to now used the SD micro card to print. I use Thingiverse for finding interesting 3D prints to download and gain printing experience. Using Cura & Repetier for slicing and generating the gcode for printing. Now using Sketchup to create my own 3D prints.

    PROS: Cheap, works very well, good quality printing for a very low price, heated bed. Parts are pretty generic and there are lots of parts out here which if applied correctly can improve your original printer. Although right out the box it's really great.

    CONS: None really.
    September 15, 2016
    Great printer for the price!
    I have spent a lot of time this summer printing in a local makerspace, and for the price of this printer I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do some of my printing work at home. The price of the printer, tools and filament was less that I was going to pay to have some prototypes made.
    I haven't had the power supply failure that a lot of people talk about, and apparently I have a later generation of the hardware that has some changes to the print head. Aside from making a new knob, I haven't done any of the modifications suggested on the internet. I've had a kinked filament jam the print head, but that's the only snag so far.
    There is a very active community online supporting this printer, and there are a lot of good tips on how to get really good quality prints from it. With some attention to detail for the leveling and height adjustments of the print bed, I'm getting much better quality prints than I did from the $1500 printers in my makerspace.



    PROS: price
    compact
    sturdy
    good community support

    CONS: availability of spare parts
    could use some locktite on some of the internal screws
    August 9, 2016
    Greatest low cost 3D printer I've seen!
    Wow, what can I say? I've had this little gem for about 48 hours now. I returned my MOD-t after many, many failed prints. I loved the aesthetics of it, but nothing would adhere no matter what I would do. I found this Monoprice 15365 on Amazon shortly after returning the $399 MOD-t. I took a gamble for $200. This thing is AMAZING! I wish I could print directly to it via USB or WiFI, and perhaps I can make the USB printing happen, but I've only tried CURA so far. Print detail is out of this world! I've done about 9 prints so far and not a single failure. I can't believe the price! Sure, the print bed is a bit smaller, but it's SO MUCH FUN!!!

    PROS: Sturdy design
    Very "cool" looking
    Takes up little desk space
    Takes any brand PLA or ABS filament
    VERY quiet
    Easy to operate
    Color screen
    Pre calibrated bed

    CONS: The only thing I have an issue with is the wheel used to select items from the menu. I have large hands and I have a hard time getting it to spin. Also, the select box is sometimes hard to make out. Otherwise, perfection!!!
    June 8, 2016
    Amazing
    I can't believe this solid little printer for $200. Right out of the box, I did a quick nozzle height adjustment, I didn't go through any elaborate levelling: I just turned each screw 1/4 turn until it was adjusted. I printed the elephant right off of the included micro sd card. Three hours later, an excellent print. Amazing. I have not yet printed anything else, as I have had trouble getting change cura settings for this printer. But I guess that's a software issue.

    PROS: Price. Solid build. Works right out of the box (with a slight adjustment)
    My first print was great
    Lots of online groups.
    Its a Malyan printer (so parts may be available)
    I love having it on my desk.

    CONS: Parts may not be available
    It may not last long, or it may need a new hot end (see above)
    It's not fast
    October 1, 2016
    Best Valued 3D Printer
    Truly great product ! At less than 200.00 and just a few minutes of setup, anyone can become a small manufacturer, creating anything that they can imagine. The fun and excitement is worth way more than the price of the product.


    PROS: Price
    Performance
    Maintanence

    CONS: takes a bit of work to get the file onto the SD card if you're not equipped to do so.
    October 31, 2016

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