Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System
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    Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System
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    Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System

    Ultimate 3D Printer


    The Ultimate 3D Printer is capable of professional quality 3D printing with a fine layer resolution as low as 20 microns (0.02 mm). The rigid all-metal frame design results in a stable print platform, which allows for print speeds up to 150 mm/sec. The printer has a heated build plate and can therefore print PLA, ABS, PVA, HIPS, and other popular filament types. It can print gcode files from a computer using a USB connection or from an SD™ card. It is compatible with computers running Microsoft Windows®, Macs® running OS X®, and Ubuntu Linux. The low operating noise of less than 49dBA allows it to be used in the home or in a business or office environment.



    Ultimate 3D Printer

    The Ultimate
    Professional 3D Building Experience


     
    Ultra High Precision
    Professional Features
    Anti-Jam

     
    Ultra High Precision
    Professional Features
    Anti-Jam


    Ultra High Precision: This 3D printer supports layer resolutions as fine as 20 microns (0.02 mm), allowing you to make high-quality prints with smooth surfaces and ultra-fine details.

    Professional Features: The all-metal extruder and heated print bed means that this printer can handle almost any filament type, from the common ABS and PLA plastics, to more exotic materials, such as PVA, HIPS, flexible TPE/TPU, and even metal and wood.

    Anti-Jam: The geared, anti-jam feeder is designed to reliably feed filament, so you won't have a long print job ruined by a failure to feed the extruder with filament.




     

    Successful prints whatever the complexity

    The Ultimate 3D Printer is packed with professional features, which allow you to create high quality, complicated models with extremely fine details.

    Anti-Jam Feeder

    ANTI-JAM FEEDER, Increased Reliability
    The geared, anti-jam feeder is designed to reliably feed filament, so you won't have a long print job ruined by a failure to feed the extruder with filament.



    Optimize Airflow

    OPTIMIZE AIRFLOW, Greater Consistency
    The open frame design improves airflow, ensuring that all parts of your model cool at the same rate, resulting in greater print consistency.



     
    Ultimate 3D Printer


    Features


    • Ultra high 20 micron layer resolution
    • Can print from USB connection or SD™ card
    • Up to 300 mm/sec print speed
    • Extruder nozzle temperatures from 180 ~ 260°C
    • Build plate temperatures from 50~ 100°C
    • 200 x 200 x 175 mm build volume
    • Compatible with Windows®, Mac® OS X®, and Ubuntu Linux



     


    What's in the box


    • 1x 3D printer
    • 1x Spool holder
    • 1x Print bed mat
    • 1x Package of hex wrenches
    • 1x AC power cord
    • 1x USB cable
    • 1x Tweezers
    • 1x Scraper
    • 1x Card reader
    • 1x MicroSD™ card with adapter



     




     
    1 Year Warranty

    Warranty

    Monoprice not only stands behind every product we sell with a 1 year replacement warranty, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee as well! If the product you purchase does not satisfy your needs, send it back for a full refund.



    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
     

     
    Print Technology FFF
    Build Volume 200 x 200 x 175 mm
    Layer Resolution Ultra high: 20 micron
    High: 60 micron
    Medium: 100 micron
    Low: 200 micron
    Position Precision X: 12.5 Micron, Y: 12.5 Micron, Z: 5 micron
    Filament Diameter 1.75mm
    Nozzle Diameter 0.4mm
    Print Speed 1 ~ 150 mm/sec
    Travel Speed 1 ~ 350 mm/sec
    Software Package Cura
    File Types STL, OBJ, DAE, AMF
    Operating System Support Windows® (XP and later 32/64-bit)
    Mac® OS X® (10.6+ 64-bit)
    Ubuntu Linux (12.04+)
     
    SD Card Requirements SD™ only (not SDHC™), FAT16 or FAT32 formatting, 8 GB maximum capacity
    Input Power 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 4A
    Power Consumption 221 watts
    Connectivity Stand-alone printing from SD card
    USB
    Average Operational Noise 49 dBA
    Frame Dimensions 13.7" x 10.4" x 16.9" (348 x 264 x 430 mm)
    Assembled Dimensions 14.2" x 17.3" x 18.9" (360 x 440 x 480 mm)
    Weight 30.6 lbs. (13.9 kg)
    Ambient Operating Temperature +59 ~ +89°F (+15 ~ +32°C)
    Storage Temperature +32 ~ +89°F (0 ~ +32°C)
    Nozzle Temperature +356 ~ +500°F (+180 ~ +260°C)
    Build Plate Temperature +122 ~ +212°F (+50 ~ +100°C)
     


    Support Files:



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    Apple®, Mac®, and OS X® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.



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    Where can I find the support files for this printer?
    Gary C on Dec 9, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: According to the user's manual, we can download Cura for this printer on this page. Where is the link?
    How can I buy more print mats?
    New User U on Dec 23, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Contact Monoprice directly and see if they sell the mats. There are other brands out there that do the same thing, such as BuildTak. The original maker of the printer also makes the sheets. This printer was rebranded from Wanhao. You can check their sites if Monoprice doesn't offer them. Monoprice may actually send you a couple if you ask. Never know. There are also options for adding a PEI build surface. You are not out of options by any means. Hope this helps.
    What's the warranty like?
    A shopper on Dec 5, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, this item has a 1 year warranty like all our electronic products. I hope this helps, thank you for your inquiry!
    Does this come with filament?
    A shopper on Dec 21, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Mine came with a 1 kg spool of white PLA. It's not listed in the contents section above, so I wasn't expecting it.
    Is the bed auto-leveling?
    New User U on Jan 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No it has to be done by the user. It is very simple however. The machine guides you through it completely.
    This unit is stated to have an all-metal extruder. Does this mean that there is NO PTFE liner to abrade??? Thanks,
    A shopper on Dec 9, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I do not remember the Monoprice Maker Ultimate 3D Printer claiming to have an all metal extruder. The stock hot end definitely HAS a plastic tube, which I assume is PEEK or PTFE. In my unit, that tube extended all the way through the heat block and into the nozzle. While my hot end never completely clogged, filament flow was erratic and the extruder motor would skip steps and grind. I replaced my hot end (heat break, heat sink, and nozzle) with the Micro Swiss all metal replacement. This was a simple replacement of parts requiring no other alterations to the machine (very easy to do). This modification totally fixed the problems I was having with filament flow, filament grinding, and the extruder motor skipping steps. An unexpected bonus was that filament doesn't seem to stick to the new Micro Swiss nozzle, eliminating the need of a silicone glove or cover.
    what printer should I use in Cura to make the best highest resolution prints? its not 'a default' model.
    A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Preferences>Printers>If there's a preset available, use WanhaoDuplicator6 Otherwise: custom settings. check heated bed, X width 200mm Y depth 200mm Z height 175mm GCode flavor (Marlin/Sprinter) Nozzle size 0.4mm. That should get you going. (I left the other values in there alone, it seems to work fine-I don't know what they mean anyway) You can then edit custom settings for prints. 1.75mm filament diameter (or whatever it actually is if you want to measure it-like 1.73 or 1.77 or whatever it is per your roll-though it's not critical for the most part). 'default' resolutions for the printer=0.02mm, 0.06mm, 0.1mm, and 0.2mm. So you can use those values as you see fit. Or, put in whatever other numbers between those values you might want to try. Most of the rest of the settings are subject to fine tuning, but these basics will get you printing.
    What software should I use before putting the file into cura?
    A shopper on Dec 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: You can use most 3D modeling software, whichever your most familiar with as long as you are able to export to an .stl or .obj. I use a mixture of Rhino and Autodesk Inventor depending on what I need to model. I wouldn't recommend using sketchup but if it's what you're most familiar with there are ways to make it work. If you're not currently familiar with any 3D software try to learn Rhino first.
    Just got it for christmas & when i opened mine it had a butterfly printed on the plate. is this normal? all the packaging was completely intact.
    A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Ours came with the butterfly too. It is apparently a demo done to insure that the printer is working before it is shipped. It also shows the really good resolution. Take the spatula that comes with the printer and carefully remove it from the plate before setting up your printer.
    does it come assembled and ready to print?
    A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Pretty much. You plug in one wire, attach the filament spool support, remove packing materials. No reason you couldn't be printing something 15 minutes after the package arrives
    I design my fishing lures in Solidworks. Can I print from solidworks?
    A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I use Pro/E and output the files as an STL file. I then import them to my slicer engine which converts them to g-code, and put them on an SD card so as to not tie up my computer, and print them.

    No matter what CAD program you use to generate your geometry, you will need a slicer to convert them to g-code. I use Simplify3D, but Cura works fine as well, and is free.
    Does this unit come with acrylic doors and or top covers?
    David B on Jan 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The unit does not include the acrylic panels but can easily be purchased at most hardware stores. I bought 2 panels at HD and trimmed them at home. I then drilled holes to use the mounting holes that are already on the printer. They went on very easy and look great. It's a little 2 hour project that is worth it. The panels keep the enclosure heated and makes the job of the heated buildplate more consistent and easy to heatup. I bet I spent about 40$ on the panels and that included the metric screws from the hardware store. I printed hinges and a door handle from thingiverse. Easy project and money saver to do it your self.
    Is anyone having issues with the fan in the base of the unit? Mine is making a ton of noise.
    russel r on Mar 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Mine started out quiet for a couple of weeks. Now it sounds like a jet taking off when I turn it on, but it seems to quiet down when it's actually printing (which may be the same noise level, but seems like less because of the printing noise?). Maybe it's worth a phone call. I'll update if I find out anything.
    will this machine read a thumb drive ?????
    A shopper on Mar 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There is not a USA type A port on the printer. However it does come with a SD card that you can write to then put in the printer.
    Is it a wireless printer?
    A shopper on Mar 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, it is USB, although it also has a SD card slot. If you use USB, you cannot shut down your PC or let it sleep while a job is running, so I recommend using the SD card. It takes only seconds to drop some data on it and pop it in, then your PC is free to do what it wants.
    my printer came with a tube, and metal poker, but the manual says nothing about it. what are they for?
    Thomas W on Jan 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They are both optional things for using your printer. The metal poker is to help clear filament out of the extruder if some gets stuck or to test if there is a clog if you're running into extruder issues. The tube is to run the filament through before it enters the extruder to reduce friction. Currently I don't use the tube but it can be useful if you notice that the filament is catching as the machine is pulling it in while printing.
    My printer started to act weird after trying zero filament for a print. The printer has been clumping up filament on its lines so some lines come out better than others. The tops and bottoms of my prints have holes because of this. How can I fix this?
    New User U on May 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This type of problem I have solved with replacing the print head or running a cleaning filament through the head. I have not had this problem with the Monoprice printer yet. When the head is heated without movement of the filament through the head, the filament will bake in the head. The carbon and other residues clog the head.

    Maker cleanstix is what I use from makergeeks.
    Right before I print, the plate moves up and hits the nozzle. It will go up and down about 3 times and then go on to print. The problem is that it is burning a hold in my build plate. Any thought why it is doing this?
    A shopper on Mar 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Sounds like your bed is not level, or the z endstop is not set correctly.

    When you level your bed and rotate the dial to have it "just touch" the nozzle, you want to just hear a click of the endstop, then back off 1 tick. You will have to adjust the bed screws to get this just right.
    hello, are there parts readily available for this printer, nozzles etc.?
    A shopper on Mar 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we would not sell parts separate for this unit. Should you experience issues, please feel free to contact our tech support team with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing via any of the methods available here:

    https://www.monoprice.com/help?pn=contact

    Our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you
    Is there a Google Drive folder for this model (like there is for the Maker Select Mini)?
    Russ M on May 20, 2017
    Can this printer use Nylon filament?
    A shopper on May 1, 2017
    Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System
    Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System
    Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System *EURO*
    Maker Ultimate 3D Printer - MK11 DirectDrive Extruder / 24V Power System *EURO*
    Why is this equipped only with a SD card reader, and not a SDHC or SDXC reader? - standard SD-only cards are now very hard to find! I wasn't aware that SD-only hardware was still in production...
    Paul S on Apr 28, 2017
    Can I use this 3D printer for my jewelry wax models?
    A shopper on Apr 19, 2017
    Has anyone printed Taulman 910 with this printer (Maker Ultimate) and what temp's\settings did you run? I am slightly worried the PTFE liner, if the printer actually has one, can't handle the extended high temps.... thoughts?
    New User U on Apr 6, 2017
    4.2 / 5.0
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    This is a only a first impression of the Maker Ultimate...
    I was going to buy the MP select Mini for $199 as a first 3D printer, but i didn't realize how quickly they would sell out. When I received the email announcing the release of the Ultimate I read the description and decided that $700 was a fair price for the features on this open source 3D printer. I ordered this on a Tuesday night about 9:30 pm and was floored when a shipping company called me the next day at noon asking for a signature for the delivery. Less that 15 hours from "Submit Order" to "In my grubby little hands". Great job Monoprice!



    I was also pleased when I opened the box. it was securely packaged and very little setup was required. The intuitive on screeen instruction make bed eveling easy and in less than an hour I was watching my first print. Mono price included an SD card and USB Card reader to make it easy to transfer files from your computer to the printer in Stand alone mode. I havent tried the USB connection yet but will update my review when I have.



    I used the Software (Cura) included on the SD card to view some of the sample programs and chose a swan for my first print. In about 2 hours I was amazed at the quality of the print, But then again, this machine is my first 3D printer, I am planning on making a review video on this product and can't wait to read what more sophisticated 3D printer users have to say about this product.



    All that being, I am extremely happy with my choice for 1st 3D printer. I am sure that it will be quite a while until my user needs are not met by this machines capabilities.



    I do have to add that when I opened the box that I found a 10 -12" x 1l2"x 1'4" piece of black aluminium stock loose in the box. It took me a while to find out where it connected and no hardware was in the box to attach it. It is a stiffener that attaches to the bottom right side of the heated bed support. I had to go to Home depot to buy M3-0.5 x 10mm hardware to attach this "oversight?" of the build department. I was slightly concerned about other "build oversights", but after checking the other fasteners on the Ultimate my concerns were relieved. I am not sure if it is supposed to ship with that part disconnected or not. But the assembly manual did not mention it, nor was the required fasteners Included.



    I will update this review after I've had some time to get to know it better. But so far the relationship looks like love at first sight.

    PROS: Plug and play,

    Small foot print

    Quiet

    Open Source

    Prints Exotic filaments (up to 260C)

    CONS: Minor Quality control concerns (very minor)
    August 12, 2016
    Pretty good value for the money
    I've been in search of a reasonably priced Cartesian printer for some time. After seeing this printer reviewed on Hackaday, I figured it might fit the bill. I've now got about 100 hours of print time on it. Too soon to speak on how well it will hold up, but I can say the print quality has been great. Very little z-scarring (nonexistent in some of my prints) and no noticeable ringing. I did follow the Hackaday suggestion to increase the acceleration (via the menu system) to 2600. Using Cura 2.1.3 for Linux. Pros/Cons in no particular order.

    PROS:
    1. Printer was well packaged and I got out of the box and to my first print w/ minimal effort.
    2. Bed leveling was simple and painless.
    3. Cura settings mentioned in the manual work pretty well. First print was successful and looked great.
    4. Bed material (actual bed is aluminum, but there is an adhesive pad on top of that) provided great adhesion w/ PLA. I haven't tried any other materials yet. The kit that came with the printer also came with an extra pad.
    5. Menu system is pretty simple and easy to use. Display is bright and easy to read.

    CONS:
    1. Stop screw on build plate for the Z limit switch had spun down a bit (probably due to vibration during shipping). This caused my first homing to crash the extruder into the build plate. No harm done. The screw does have a loose fit, so I applied some blue locktite and adjusted the screw back to a reasonable height (trigger the limit switch before the extruder touches the bed). Re-leveled the bed and all is good.
    2. Filament spool holder that is included is too short to hold many 3rd party filaments. This includes Monoprice's own filament. I know this printer isn't actually manufactured by Monoprice, but you'd hope they would have modified the BOM to include a filament holder that _can_ hold their own filament. Not the end of the world, however. This is a 3D printer, after all. A few clicks on thingiverse and I've got a filament holder that works.
    3. The SD card included Cura software was in Chineese and Windows only. I'm a Linux user, so it was a non-starter for me (although I tried running their Cura software under Wine for to see if I could pull out their profiles.. more on that in a second). I ended up just downloading Cura directly and setting all the parameters based on the ones provided in the manual. The manual provided enough to get started, but still required some tuning to reduce the extrusion stringing. Would have been nice if Monoprice just provided a few Cura profiles.
    4. Manual wasn't correct in a few sections. It seemed to be referencing other 3D printers or perhaps older versions of the firmware.
    5. Would really like to see better part cooling. Fan blows on one side of the print causing uneven cooling. There are some printable parts available that fix this deficiency, but if this printer had that out of the gate I might have considered giving it another star. This cooling issue is most noticeable with overhangs, so it may not be a problem for you.
    6. Comes with a filament tube to get filament from spool to extruder w/ less strain. I'm currently running without it w/ no issues so far, but this is due to the fact that no way to connect it to the printer was provided (no clips for the tube). Again, there are solutions out there that can be printed up, but you'd hope this would be something that came with the printer.
    September 7, 2016
    I really wanted to like this printer.
    This was my 6th 3D printer. I print at work and also have a side business out of my home. My printers pretty much go 24/7.
    The construction is very nice and heavy. Print quality was pretty good. But the machine is no where as capable as listed in the specs.

    I ended up returning mine because of a couple problems.

    The real deal breaker was when one of the bearings started clicking loudly after a week. I attempted to adjust it but nothing helped. I could make it louder but not any quieter.

    The bed is leveled with a screw that hits the z height limit switch. But the screw is just free floating with nothing to lock it in place. This means that your bed level will slowly shrink as you print. I added an additional nut to lock it in place but it is just a poor design. The limit switch should hit a fixed point and then you adjust the bed with the bed leveling screws.
    The filament cooling fan setup is woefully inadequate. This is also true about nearly every other printer as well.

    Another major issue with purchasing from Monoprice is that they are not the manufacturer, so they cannot give yo umore than rudimentary tech support. They also do not carry replacement parts, so if something goes out under warranty the only option they have is for you to send the entire printer back for replacement. And half the time they are out of stock.

    Monoprice staff are great to deal with and friendly. No hassle on returning all 3 of the printers I have purchased from them. But still, at some point even and expert like myself will need replacement parts and real tech support.
    November 30, 2016
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    I Recommend This 3D Printer
    I'm not good at writing reviews but I wanted to after using this printer. I have 3 years of 3d printing experience as a hobbyist with the Cube 2 3d printer. Its all i knew how to use. It was a nice printer but i decided to do lots of research and upgrade to something better. This 3d printer seemed like the best specs for the price. The 20 micron z axis layering really caught my attention. As of writing this review, any printer with that resolution is over 2,000 dollars.
    My opinion of this printer is very high but consider that i was jumping from the cube 2 printer before this. This printer is easy to use. The quality of the frame and motors makes me feel like its built very strong and will last long. The models stick to the plate without any adhesives. And using the cura software, you can set resolution presets to be low, medium, high, and utlra. I tried a comparison test print on my cube 2 and on my new ultimate 3d printer and it was like night and day difference. The new printer was able to print steeper angles, right angles, vertical holes, and clear letter text.
    I would like to note that i had a z axis error message and i looked it up. I had to unscrew the bottom and plug back in the z motor cable. Then it worked perfectly.
    So i am very happy with this printer and I love using it.. Great price for this high quality printer that makes high quality prints with a large build area.

    PROS: Great quality, fast printing, strong heavy metal frame, built in lights help illuminate 3d model, great model resolution, great price.

    CONS: its a little louder than my cube 2 3d printer.
    September 20, 2016
    First 3D Printer I've own and LOVE IT!
    This is the first 3D printer I've ever bought and in just the week I've had it, I can say it's totally awesome! I love it! The instructions were easy to read, easy to follow with no trouble at all. I was surprised by just how well the item was package and that it even came with a tiny sample print to prove how well it worked. I'm really impressed with it and the ease of use. I had no trouble creating things to print in my own CAD software and then importing it into the included software to generate the gcode needed to print the final object. Very happy.
    December 1, 2016
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    An Excellent Find
    Before I got this printer I had a little experience with the MakerBot Replicator 2X, which is about four times the cost of this printer. The normal print speed for this printer is slower than the MakerBots I've used, but the quality of the print from the Maker Ultimate (aka Wanhao Duplicator 6) is far superior. I've been especially pleasantly surprised (shocked, even) by the ability of this printer to build unsupported features; support structures can be enabled in the slicer software for trickier prints. At this point I've only printed with the PLA filament provided in the package, so I can't comment on the quality of ABS prints.

    The only problem I've encountered so far is that the build surface cover bubbled a little in the center, leading to uneven cooling that caused the raft to stick to the printed object, making them difficult to separate. I was able to press the bubbles down, which alleviated the problem, but I found a better solution after a little research online: an 8"x8" sheet of PEI (polyetherimide) applied as a build surface cover is a very cheap solution with really nice results. The PLA sticks to PEI very well during the print and takes no effort to remove afterward (i.e. it doesn't even need the included spatula). You can secure PEI to the build plate with adhesive, or you can use binder clips; if you decide to use binder clips, note that you won't be able to clip the right-hand side of the plate, as the clips will interfere with the cooling fan on the extruder. (I would include links, but the review guidelines prohibit references to other sites.)

    A couple of notes on the user manual: 1) It references this site for a downloadable executable for the customized Cura software; instead, the software is actually on the SD card included with the printer. 2) The user manual recommends the Ultimaker Coffee Cup as your first print and provides instructions on how to download the necessary file; I recommend starting with a smaller object, since the coffee cup is about a 12-hour print.

    Finally, completely optional is another fun little mod called OctoPi, which is an operating system image for the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. If you like tinkering, I recommend looking this one up; it uses the Raspberry Pi to put the printer on a home network, which (for me) is way more convenient than jockeying SD cards.
    January 7, 2017
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Loving It
    Purchase two Select Minis for my daughter's school. I fell in love with 3D printing and ordered an Ultimate for myself. 30 minutes after unboxing, I was printing the demo.
    This would had been a much faster unbox-to-print-time if the Z-motor had not become disconnected during shipping. Just a minor surprise considering how well it was packaged.
    Demos printed beautifully and it is now printing a Modular Jar via USB connection to Simplify3D.
    December 6, 2016
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    A great printer for a great price
    For many years I have wanted to get a printer that was easy to use, cheap, and could print with excellent quality. I thought I had found the perfect printer when I came across the Wanhao Duplicator 5S mini. It has a print resolution down to 20 microns, it had a fairly big print volume and it seems to have a user-friendly interface. But it comes with a pretty hefty price tag. then I came across the Maker Ultimate 3D printer from mono price and I was blown away. I couldn't believe that there was a $600 printer that could print at a 20-micron resolution, had a fairly large build volume, direct drive extruder, heated build plate and so much more. I had to see for myself what this could do.
    After it arrived it was very easy to set up. within 10 minutes of opening it, I had it printing. although my first print came out terrible, that is because the software was set up to by extruding with 2.85 mm filament instead of 1.75. This printer is incredibly easy to use. bed leveling is a breeze, I haven't had the nozzle clog once with over 100 hours of printing, I've never had adhesion problems with the build plate, and the PLA that it comes with is actually quite good. if you are looking for a darn good printer that won't burn the biggest hole in your pocket then I would definitely recommend the Maker Ultimate 3D printer.
    January 4, 2017
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Out of the box satisfaction
    So far this printer is amazing me. It is my first 3d Printer and I am glad I took the plunge. I had a design for a part already to go and when the printer got here I sent the file and it made the part beautifully. Haven't tried any pre-made stuff, I'm having to much fun making my own things. Thanks for making a great printer at a great price.
    January 23, 2017
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    My first printer
    Very good printer. The frame is very solid and better than expected. Print quality is really nice, although I am still learning how to tune in the print settings. Plus it is one of the fastest according to the info I have read. This is a great printer for beginners and intermediates alike.
    January 10, 2017
    Purchased
    5 months ago

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