Maker Select Plus 3D Printer
    Product # 15711
    $399.00
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    Maker Select Plus 3D Printer

    3D1 World Maker Select Plus 3D Printer


    Built upon the design of the Maker Select 3D Printer, the Maker Select Plus 3D Printer now features a unified design with an integrated control box and a smaller footprint. Like the previous models, the Maker Select Plus+ 3D Printer features a large 7.9" x 7.9" x 7.1" build area, but with a 50% faster print speed. The LCD menu system has been upgraded to a large 3.25" touch screen system, with a simpler and easier to use design with on-the-fly print tuning options. The improved Anti-Jam MK10 extruder features a 0.4mm nozzle diameter and 100 micron layer resolution, allowing you to create smooth, highquality prints.




    Maker Select Plus 3D Printer

    New and Improved

    Built upon the design of our best selling and #1 community rated 3D printer


    We listened to all the feedback and customer comments about our #1 selling Make Select 3D Printer and improved both the performance and the printing experience itself. The unified design, easy-to-use touchscreen user interface, and simpler menu system provides the best printing experience at the lowest price possible.



    Easy to Use Touch Screen
    Space Saving Design
    Ready to Print in 10 Minutes!

    Easy to Use Touch Screen
    Space Saving Design
    Ready to Print in 10 Minutes!


    Print Now

    Print Now: Unlike DIY kits, this printer comes almost fully assembled, requiring just 4 screws to secure the frame to the base and 2 screws to attach the filament holder. Additionally, the printer comes with everything you need, including sample PLA filament and a microSD card with sample 3D model files, ready to print!



    Compatible Software

    Compatible Software: With the ability to use both open-source and commercial software, such as Cura, Repetier, or Simplify 3D, the Maker Select Plus+ 3D Printer is compatible with Windows®, Mac® OS X®, and Linux.



    Large Volume

    Large Volume: The large 7.9" x 7.9" x 7.1" build area allows you to create larger, more complex, and more detailed models.




    Factory Calibrated

    Each individual printer is factory calibrated and includes a sample model printed on that printer


    Large Volume



    What's in the box


    • 1x Maker Select Plus 3D Printer
    • 1x Spool holder
    • 1x Spool stand
    • 1x AC power cord
    • 1x USB cable
    • 1x SD™ card
    • 1x Scraper
    • 1x PTFE tube
    • 1x Hex key set
    • 6x Hex bolts
    • 2x Cable ties
    • 1x 10m PLA filament
    • 1x Print bed mat
    • 1x User's manual







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    Quality at a Fair Price

    Quality at a Fair Price

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    Service & Support

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      MP Mini Delta 3D Printer MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2 Maker Select 3D Printer V2 Maker Select Plus 3D Printer Ultimate 3D Printer
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      MP Mini Delta
    3D Printer
    MP Select Mini
    3D Printer V2
    Maker Select
    3D Printer V20
    Maker Select
    Plus 3D Printer
    Ultimate
    3D Printer
    Heated Build Plate
    Build Area ø4.3" x 4.7"
    (ø110 x 120 mm)
    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 7.0"
    (200 x 200 x 180 mm)
    7.9" x 7.9" x 6.9"
    (200 x 200 x 175 mm)
    Resolution 50 microns (0.05mm) 100 microns (0.1mm) 100 microns (0.1 mm) 100 microns (0.1mm) 20 microns (0.02mm)
    Filament Diameter 1.75mm 1.75mm 1.75mm 1.75mm 1.75mm
    Printing Speed 150mm/sec 55mm/sec 100mm/sec 150mm/sec 150mm/sec
    Max. Extruder Temp. 500°F (260°C) 446°F (230°C) 500°F (260°C) 500°F (260°C) 500°F (260°C)
    Connectivity Wi-Fi®, microSD™ card, USB Wi-Fi®, microSD™ card, USB USB, microSD™ card USB, SD™ 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
    Cura (recommended),
    Repetier-Host, ReplicatorG,
    Simplify 3D
    Cura (recommended),
    Repetier-Host, ReplicatorG,
    Simplify 3D
    Printable Materials ABS & PLA ABS & PLA 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
     


    Support Files:



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    Model 15711
    Print Technology Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
    Build Area 7.9" x 7.9" x 7.1" (200 x 200 x 180mm)
    Layer Resolution 0.1 – 0.4mm
    Positioning Accuracy X 0.012mm, Y 0.012mm, Z 0.004mm
    Extruder Quantity Single Extruder
    Nozzle Diameter 0.4mm
    Print Speed 10 - 70 mm/sec
    Travel Speed 10 - 70 mm/sec
    Supported Print Materials PLA, ABS, PVA, HIPS, Wood, Flex, Conductive
     
    Ambient Operating Temperature +59 - +86°F (+15 – +30°C)
    Operational Extruder Temperature +338 - +464°F (+170 - +240°C)
    Operational Print Bed Temperature +86 - +158°F (+30 - +70°C)
    Slicer Software Cura Wanhao Edition 16.01
    Cura Input Formats .STL, .OBJ, .DAE, .AMF
    Cura Output Format .GCODE
    Connectivity SD™ card, USB port
    Input Voltage 100-120 VAC, 60Hz, 3.5A
    Printer Frame Dimensions 15.7" x 16.1" x 15.7" (400 x 410 x 400mm)
    Weight 22 lbs. (10kg)
     


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    I just ordered the 13860 Maker Select 3D Printer v2 for my grandson, and it has not arrived yet. how does this new one 'Maker Select Plus 3D Printer compare to it please?
    A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The are almost the same, the biggest difference is they moved some of the components under the print bed that used to sit in the external enclosure. So it takes up slightly less desk space. The other change is an newer print head, I believe this is what allows for faster speeds (150mm/s vs 100mm/s).
    I have this printer, but can't find the Cura download for mac. Could you please provide it?
    New User U on Apr 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we would not have it available for download on our site. However, it is available for free on the website of the manufacturer of Cura "Ultimaker". It can be found in the products section under software. I hope this helps.

    Should you require additional assistance, please reach out to our technical support team with a detailed question 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
    when I start Cura, it asks what printer I have. How do I tell it _THIS_ printer when it isn't in the list?
    William O on Dec 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: If you are using a Mac, you have to download the current version of Cura from the original (Ultimaker) site. The version of Cura on the SD memory card that came with the printer is only for Windows. The version of Cura from the original site does not know about this Monoprice printer. (Also the USB connection does not work.)
    Does this printer need the new Hotend recommended by others on the previous version?
    William O on Dec 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Anything you buy can be upgraded to the point of it being cheaper to buy a better and more expensive machine. I'm not printing with flexible filament so this hot end has worked for me. When it comes time to upgrade I'll look for a multicolor printer like the prusa with the 4 extruders. Until then I'll just pause my prints and change colors because it works.
    I just purchased this printer and opened up the lower cover. Bed leveling in a royal pain. I see that there is a 3 pin connector for a Z-probe. Is this for use with an inductive probe? Anyone know the pinout for this on the board? Is the firmware on this board capable of modifying the configuration.h file to turn on bed auto leveling feature of Marlin?
    New User U on Apr 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I added these to the bed springs and it take just a couple of minutes a most to level now.

    thingiverse com/ thing:2036731
    Can this printer print the copper or silver filament?
    New User U on Feb 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I've been printing with the Sainsmart copper and aluminum filaments recently. They just print at normal PLA temps and work great in the Plus. They're really cool filaments to play with and can be polished and whatnot like the real thing.
    Where can I download the Cura software that is pre-configured for this printer? The directions say to come here for the download, but I do not see it anywhere.
    A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: From what I understand, the software is no longer downloadable from Monoprice. The windows version of Cura is however present on the SD card that came with your printer.
    The menu system seems to have far fewer options than the Maker Select. For instance, how do you set acceleration parameters? Also, the screen randomly switches to Chinese instead of English. Additionally, there are many misspelled words in the menu. Are there any firmware updates? Thanks
    Patrick M on Apr 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: How does one change the firmware on the Maker Select Plus to something usable like Marlin open source firmware?
    How do I print over USB instead of SD card?
    A shopper on Dec 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: You need specific software. Simplify3D can do it and there are other (free) options, but I'd suggest setting up Octoprint (preferably on a Raspberry Pi). It not only allows you to print from USB, but also gives you full control and monitoring of the printer. The downside of printing from USB is the computer needs to be on during the entire print or the print will fail. So, if you're printing from a Windows computer, automatic updates can restart your computer and kill your print. A Raspberry Pi eliminates this problem (though you still need an SD card and reader to get the Raspberry Pi set up)
    What is the speed difference between Maker Select
    3D Printer
    Maker Select and
    Plus 3D Printer?
    A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: on the maker select plus 3d printer in one place it says Print Speed 150 mm/sec and the specs says Print Speed10 - 70 mm/sec
    one place it says 7.9" x 7.9" x 7.1"(200 x 200 x 180 mm) then it says 7.9" x 7.9" x 7.0"(200 x 200 x 180 mm)
    Where is the Cura download link? I can't find it as directed in the manual that came with the printer. I googled it but the Cura software on the Ultimaker website does not have I3/Plus as a printer option when it's downloaded.
    Jason C on Dec 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. The software package which includes CURA can be downloaded here:

    https://downloads.monoprice.com/files/software/15365_Software_160615.zip

    CURA can also be downloaded directly from the Ultimaker website, we recommend downloading version 15.04.6 as it contains the necessary drivers for the printer.

    In regards to adding the machine to CURA, please follow the instructions listed in the manual. If you continue to have issues, 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
    Does the Plus print 50% faster than the V2 on all quality settings, or does the faster print speed just mean it can print faster at the lowest quality settings?
    New User U on Jul 12, 2017
    Maker Select Plus 3D Printer
    Maker Select Plus 3D Printer
    Maker Select 3D Printer v2
    Maker Select 3D Printer v2
    Do the recently shipped versions of the Maker Select Plus have the thumbscrews instead of wingnuts?
    New User U on Dec 23, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I received the Maker Select PLUS today (01-30-17) and it has the thumbscrews.
    Maker select plus purchased in March of 2017. The touch screen is different then what is described in the manual. Can I get an updated manual or a link to something? Also, would like to try metal print and need nozzle upgrade to wear resistant. MK 10 7mm threads and .4mm opening nozzle OK?
    New User U on Mar 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry to hear that, 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
    Does this printer come with the MK10 or MK11 extruder? i see some people mentioned the MK11. even though the specs mention MK10.
    Merav A on Mar 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. This printer will indeed come with a MK10 extruder.
    filament does not adhere to base when printing. What setting in cura needed?+ Printing begins close to front edge of base, not center. What setting is needed in Cura?
    Kenneth W on Jan 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: If filament does not adhere to base, the temperature of the base is not correct for the type of filament or the ambient temperature of the room is to cold. This is if the temperature probe is reading correctly. Use an infrared temperature sensor/gun to see what the temperature actually is. You can purchase one for less than $20.
    Printing at front base: Y axis not zeroed. Download IIICURA program from Cura. Suggest no antivirus programs running other than Windows Defender. There can be many other variables causing the problem. Hope this helps.
    Is there an online manual for this? im looking for the PDF version like the other models offered.
    A shopper on Dec 17, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The link to the PDF is on this page, right above the Q&A section.

    https://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/15711_Manual_160720.pdf
    A number of early reviews of the Maker Select Plus complained about noisy/sticky/quickly worn linear bearings on the y-platform. Reviewers believed this can be solved by installing longer/higher quality bearings on the y-platform. Has this problem been addressed in the current product on sale?
    Bernardus S on Feb 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: My Y axis bearing also became noisy after the first dozen prints. I installed LM8LUU bearings from Amazon and printer is now super smooth. They just press into the new style plastic mounts, which is great that you don't have to bother with snap rings or glue. Just had to adjust the Y stop to accommodate the longer length.

    A worthwhile 15 dollar upgrade.
    Unable to connect via USB. Where are the drivers for the printer? My computer is not recognizing it.
    A shopper on Jun 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There aren't printer drivers per se. The application that came with the printer should be able to see the printer.
    I use Linux, how to I get the Cura settings to work with Cura in Linux?
    Douglas K on Mar 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Have you tried running the included Cura on a Windows machine, exporting the profiles, then importing them into Cura running on your Linux box?
    I see this printer supports PET filaments; does that include the variations such as PETT or PETG?
    A shopper on Mar 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Can confirm it works with PETG, you'll just have to either configure the settings for it yourself or look online for a pre-built configuration for the material depending on what software you use.
    I'm curious how this printer can be justified as being able to print ABS filament when it says in the specs that the bed can't even reach 100C...?
    Christopher M C on Apr 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It can. They're just being conservative with their official specs. I usually set mine at 100C for ABS. It shuts off if I go over 110C, though..
    why at the end of my prints, do the printer bury the nozzle into my project, melting and destroying it?
    A shopper on Apr 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: That has everything to do with the GCODE being used, not the printer. Try using Repetier with default end code, you can still slice with Cura from within Repetier.... Here is Curas end code, which should also work,
    .
    ;End GCode
    M104 S0 ;extruder heater off
    M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)
    G91 ;relative positioning
    G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure
    G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more
    G28 X0 Y0
    G90
    G1 Z160 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way
    M84 ;steppers off
    G90 ;absolute positioning
    ;{profile_string}
    Will this printer (Maker Select Plus Printer) run off of 220V or only off of 120V?
    A shopper on Jan 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It will run on both, depending on the input voltage slide switch on the power supply. Mine was incorrectly sent to me with the 220 volt setting from the factory. I had to remove 6 screws in the base to access the power supply and change the input voltage switch to get it to work with 120VAC (in the US).
    In the chart that compares the other printers, it says the max speed is 150mm/s, but on the specs, it says max print speed is 70mm/s. Which one is it, and how fast does it actually print? Thanks!
    Quin D on May 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: it will print the 150, I normally don't run it that fast though.
    I just got mine today (3/23/17) and it does not seem ANY version of Cura has the setting for any IIP/plus or anything similar. Where do I get the software that has the correct settings?
    A shopper on Mar 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You can use any version of Cura. If you're using Cura 2.4, for example, the Maker Select Plus is not in their list, but you can just choose "Custom FDM Printer". In the printer settings, just make sure you set your build volume (200x200x180), your nozzle size (0.4mm), your gcode flavor (RepRap (Marlin/Sprinter)), and check the "Heated Bed" checkbox. You should be able to leave everything else at the default settings. Good luck!
    Has this printer a dual extruder ?
    A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No
    how do I connect the Maker Select Plus 3D Printer to my Wifi?
    A shopper on Mar 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: this will involve adding a raspberry pi or "pi" board of some sort with wifi capabilities to your printer. then you will be able to print over wifi...hope this helps
    Do they still catch on fire?
    New User U on Mar 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: i have had mine sense Christmas and have printed close to 200+ hours and nothing has happened, these dont really catch fire as bursting into flames but you will smell something start to burn before anything major starts to happen
    Has the bed recall issue been resolved? Something to do with the bed springs and needing insulated washers to prevent a fire.
    New User U on Jan 10, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I just got mine and it came with the felt washers, so far no issues ??
    4.3 / 5.0
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    Pretty good for a beginner, but instructions could use some work
    This is our very first 3D printer. I did exhaustive reviews before settling on this model for my son's Christmas present. We love it and I would give it 5 stars if there was better documentation. The manual says to go to the Monoprice website to download Cura, the slicer program needed to convert STL files to G-code files for printing. There are no more links on the website. I chatted online, and the tech gave us a link to Google docs with the software. However, this STILL is not right. Cura has to have the right driver installed for your printer. It turns out that the right software is on the memory card you get with the printer. But nothing anywhere says that. You don't know until you finally plug the card (with an adapter) into a PC and look at the files on the card. Because of this, we trashed the first print pad because the extruder head dug into the pad. Once we finally had the right software loaded, it worked fine. Another issue is leveling of the print bed. We had to crank all 4 corner screws all the way down to achieve the right distance from the extruder tip. There doesn't seem to be a way to reset the default home point (at least I haven't figured it out yet). It would be nice if we could raise the Home point a little bit so we're not at the far extreme end of the bed leveling screws. Finally, for PLA models, I've noticed better printing if I lay down blue painters tape on the print bed and I turn the bed temp up to 70 degrees C. It causes the raft to stick better and not "glob" up the extruded filament. Once the raft has laid down the filament that actually touches the print bed, I turn the temp back to down to 50 C while the model finishes. All in all though, this is a great printer. It just needs updated documenation and you have to be a little bit of an experimenter to get it just right, which is not uncalled for considering you're working with a complicated piece of computer-driven machinery. I liked it so much that I just bought the Ultimate model for myself so I wouldn't take time away from my son's use. It was his gift, after all :)
    January 8, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Really good for the money
    This is my 1st 3D printer and I'm enjoying it. Is it perfect, no. Is it worth it? oh yes!

    Been waiting a while for 3D printing tech to evolve before making my 1st purchase and I have no regrets buying this printer

    The build volume is very good, it has a heated bed, the touchscreen works great.

    This printer is nicely refined over the previous Maker Select V2. some changes include:

    -All the electronics are now integrated on the bottom of the unit (vs a separate box) This helps with the overall stability, and makes the machine more compact
    -A ribbon cable replaces the cable chain previously used
    -Full size SD card vs Micro SD card
    -There is more, some things I'm forgetting and some I cannot verify right now. I believe the fan is bigger (40mm vs 30mm. The print speed is supposed to be faster, some bearings changes, ect

    There are many mods you can do to this printer. Some of which may void the warranty while others.. well I couldn't imagine being an issue

    Some of the things I've done to mine are: longer spool holder (for wide 2.2kg spools). A filament guide (just nice to have), and Z-braces. You can find all these items on thingiverse, or join one of the facebook support groups for more info.
    December 13, 2016
    Easy Setup....easy print
    Just got this yesterday.....set up and have actually done 3 prints already. I've been using TPU and it runs great!! I come from having 5 of the flashforge printers and this one by far is much better, easy to use.....Cura blows makerware away. Bed leveling is easy. Makes me want to sell my other printers and buy a few more of these.
    December 28, 2016
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Must have had defective unit
    I spent a long time researching printers and wanted an easier experience than I have had in the past. I l know this machine has a good history (based on the maker select), so I was excited. Packaging was outstanding. My first issue was that upper frame and base did not line up properly. I had to raise the right side (albeit a very small amount) to get the screws in (not a big deal). The second issue was that I noticed the y - axis bearings were a bit crunchy. I greased the rods, and it improved. Everything looked great. Plugged in and manually lowered each corner of the bed by around 3 - 4 turns. I homed the three cartesian axes (looked great). My trouble began when I tried to setup z - offset. It homed z around 1/4 inch from the bed, I loosened the screw to the point that it fell off and it still was way off the nozzle. No panic. I checked x,y,z micro switches. The Z axis was tilted upwards (the y was also tilted non perpendicular to frame edge). Adjusted both z and y. Ran the z -offset and it was a hair better. I then looked at x - axis and measured level against table and machine base. Everything looked level, but I noticed the right side plastic z adjuster was high on lead screw rod. I lowered it, and the left (measured level). Re - ran z and it was much better. I then spend 3 - 4 hours chasing level around the bed. It mattered not what I did, z - offset would change around the bed with a single adjustment. I slept for 4 hours, went back and ran the z axis up the top of the frame and I noticed it went out of level by the time it reached the top. Either the frame is a bit wonky or there z - axis needs an adjustment. At this point I gave up.
    It looks like a fantastic machine, but I have done my time as an engineer and I just wanted an easy setup. Monoprice support are great. They do have clue and were very cool. I will be going for the Ultimate once I get my refund. Monoprice will be releasing new machines soon (much larger build volume). I am still a fan based on the mini select I have.
    January 28, 2017
    DOA on arrival [SOLVED]
    I just got my printer yesterday. After putting it together, plugging it in, there was no response. The screen would not light up, no indication of life whatsoever when I turned on the switch next to the IEC connector.

    I ended up removing the gantry from the base again, flipping the base over and removing the 5 allen head screws on the bottom to expose the electronics inside the base.

    I then used my multimeter to check that the IEC switch was operational, and that I was getting 120VAC to the power supply (I am in the US). I was. However, I was not getting 24VDC out of the power supply, and none of the LEDs were coming on.

    I noticed the power supply had a 100/200 volt slide switch on the side, but it was obscured by the bed drive belt. I could barely make out a '2' on the slide. After doing some google searches on that particular unit, I realized that the power supply was still set at 200V instead of 100V. After moving the power supply input voltage switch to 100V, I tried powering up the unit and everything came on as expected.

    I put it all back together. The printer seems to be working well, however I am still learning how to print without having the item peel up off of the base.

    The menu system is pretty easy to use, however I would have liked more information on what the menu items mean - they are translated rather poorly from some other language.

    The manual is pretty bad - and none of the "sample" prints listed in the manual are what was actually on the card included with the printer.

    Another thing to note - the sample PLA that was sent with the printer was completely unusable...it was broken into about 30-40 pieces.

    All in all, I think it's probably a good printer, I just wish MP would have spent a little more time on the menu system and the instruction manual. And verifying the power supply was compatible with the region in which they were shipping it to. I would not have expected many users to do what I did to get it to power up correctly. Most likely 9/10 people would have returned it in my opinion.
    January 25, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Excellent value, minimal issues. Great printer!
    Produced great prints out of the box with the supplied filament. It took a while to dial in the bed leveling (which required adjusting the frame and removing the bed and straightening out the warped base plate), and I had to dial in the extruder and bed temperatures for use with store-bought filaments. After that it's been performing perfectly.

    The instructions could use some work as others here have mentioned, but I didn't have any problem figuring things out.

    The supplied Cura software works well and is easy to use, and I haven't had any issues with importing models from Creo - Cura reproduces the models perfectly from the stl files, and I see no reason to look at other slicers. Being able to print from an SD card is very convenient and frees up my computer for other tasks.

    I'm using this to prototype parts at scale prior to injection molding, and It's doing everything I want it to do at the precision I need.

    Great unit!
    January 15, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    WOW!
    So I got this printer yesterday and from the get go I was already excited to try out my first 3D printer. Calibrated the printing table per instructions and also used the tool under setup to double check. The table was a little high one side and I couldn't get the other side to not hit the print head. after checking on a video online I just adjusted the right screw a little. Instructions said to go to setup and click "All Home", but this was missing from the screen. no worries. just set it to home one at a time in X Y and Z. Also the example prints are named 1 - 4 on the SD card. not as named in the document. I thought I picked to make a toy robot for my first print and it turned out to be a Baby Elephant. But hey, lets be honest, the Baby elephant was cute and the 3D printer wowed and amazed as it sprung to life. You get some filament to test with so I recommend getting some more when you order. But with the stuff I got I was also able to print a Death Star key chain. All in all, Awesome!
    December 29, 2016
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    First printer and has not disappointed!!
    I'm a machinist so I have knowledge in CNC machining and other gcode ran equipment. This too runs off gcodes and is easy to use! Upon getting this in the mail I opened the box and was super pleased with the thick anti static foam surrounding this. I screwed the 4 screws in for the Z and Z axis and went through the detailed instructions. I did one of the pre installed parts on the SD card and it came out beautifully with no mods.. I can't wait to see what this thing will do with some upgrades. I will suggest upgrading the bearings when you can. They're a little rough. If you're stuck on if you should get this printer or not. Do it you will not be disapointed.
    December 23, 2016
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Excellent Choice For First-Timers
    The manual for this thing and the Monoprice support response time could use a little help. But, other than that, this is a great printer for anybody looking to get into 3D printing for the first time. Just keep in mind that there is no substitute for educating yourself about how 3D printing works and the temperature requirements of the various filament types. I would suggest that people download the current version of Cura instead of using the one that comes on the SD card and experiment with it while you wait for your printer to arrive. That way, you aren't trying to learn a whole bunch of stuff at the same time. Learn the basics of 3D printing (Google and YouTube are your friends), learn how to use Cura, then learn to use your printer.
    February 3, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Very pleased
    I've had this a week or so, and have printed a few things, included a Tinkercad model for one of my wife's fifth grade students and a bevel gear for work. Lots to learn about 3D printing, and I'm thankful for all of the information others have posted online.

    My only suggestion would be to update the manual with instructions on using the touchscreen software, especially the leveling function that steps the printer to five spots for leveling the bed. The manual that comes with it appears to be the same manual for the Maker Select with updated pictures of the Select Plus.

    Thanks for your prompt and courteous customer service.
    January 8, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago

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