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Maker Ultimate 3D Printer (Open Box) $399

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Coupon Code HEY20 will bring the list price 499 down to 399. My order went through.

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I think for this price it is unbeatable. Beside this printer has 20 microns resolution, much finer than the cheaper printers (100 microns).

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Monoprice has marked down the open box Maker Ultimate 3D printer to $499. Stack on the HEY20 20% off coupon to make it $399 + Tax with Free Shipping.

https://www.monoprice.com/product...1&format=2

EDIT - Someone beat me to posting this by 5 minutes. Oh well Cool
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Two quick questions - does anyone here at SD use this one. My kids have been wanting a 3D printer, and at this resolution they can print not-quite-Lego quality that will work like less expensive bricks.

1) How much tweaking does this one take. No issues with uploading open source drivers as long as there are good step-by-step guides which is usually the case with these.

2) Open box. Had some great experiences with Amazon, and total disasters. How good is Monoprice, and how good an idea is it with a 3D printer (i.e. getting a lemon, skewed/warped frame that cannot be adjusted, etc.)
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You realize that at .02mm res, it will take literally forever to print anything. Forever. Also it's untrue that cheap printers are .1mm. The mini for example works just fine at .04mm res.
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Two quick questions - does anyone here at SD use this one. My kids have been wanting a 3D printer, and at this resolution they can print not-quite-Lego quality that will work like less expensive bricks.

1) How much tweaking does this one take. No issues with uploading open source drivers as long as there are good step-by-step guides which is usually the case with these.

2) Open box. Had some great experiences with Amazon, and total disasters. How good is Monoprice, and how good an idea is it with a 3D printer (i.e. getting a lemon, skewed/warped frame that cannot be adjusted, etc.)
These printers are solid and well built. It's actually a rebadge of a Wanhao D6, which is known for making generally great printers at a good price and buying from Monoprice is ideal because you get their customer service. If you ever have a problem within the 1 year warranty period they'll make sure your taken care of.

It shouldn't take much tweaking to get it running. You really only have to level the bed and make sure the file is set up well which is done through custom software by Wanhao or a handful of other programs. It can be a little bit hard to find the perfect settings for various materials but good PLA will print like a dream.

You *can* print 20 microns but be prepared for incredibly long print times. For perspective, a blood cell is about 5 microns across, so your later height goes up about 4 blood cells at a time. So yes, you can do it, it's just not very practical. I find resolutions around 100 - 200 microns perfectly acceptable for most applications. You can also sand some plastics a bit to get rid of later lines if they bother you. I actually prefer the look of them on most things because it hints at the part's unique origin.

There are also communities on Facebook and Reddit that are great resources on case you need help with anything. 3D printing still isn't ready for consumer prime time and can be a little fiddly at times but if your willing to figure it out it can be very rewarding, especially if you learn how to design your own parts.
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You *can* print 20 microns but be prepared for incredibly long print times. For perspective, a blood cell is about 5 microns across, so your later height goes up about 4 blood cells at a time. So yes, you can do it, it's just not very practical. I find resolutions around 100 - 200 microns perfectly acceptable for most applications. You can also sand some plastics a bit to get rid of later lines if they bother you. I actually prefer the look of them on most things because it hints at the part's unique origin...
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Lego molds have a tolerance of as little as 10 micrometers. i.e. microns. I suspect though I have not researched that one of their reasons (besides the mechanical issues for making moving/powered models and the expired patent issues) for trying to push Technics style bricks is that most of them simply are not going to need tolerances quite that close (with obvious exceptions being clutches and clutch gears, for example). So the option is very nice to have, my daughter wants to design some of her own parts (pre-engineering). Now I'll have to research this brand a bit more, thanks and repped.
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I purchased this printer last week on a similar deal ($50 more than this one) and it's a great printer. My open box printer had a loose cable on the z-axis motor, otherwise it arrived in new condition with all accessories. Print quality is excellent and it's built solid.
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I purchased this printer last week on a similar deal ($50 more than this one) and it's a great printer. My open box printer had a loose cable on the z-axis motor, otherwise it arrived in new condition with all accessories. Print quality is excellent and it's built solid.
Does the printer come with any filament? The packaging list says no, I saw some youtube video says it does?
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Does the printer come with any filament? The packaging list says no, I saw some youtube video says it does?
They come with a tiny bit of filament. Not worth bothering with. I just leave it in the box. Get your own filament. Those are new ones. These open boxes are customer returns so the previous owner may already have burned the filament. From a previous post, MP doesn't seem to be refurbing these but just sending them right back out.
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Does the printer come with any filament? The packaging list says no, I saw some youtube video says it does?
A little bit. Enough for a few test prints.
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I'm going to use mine to make clones.
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I'm going to use mine to make clones.
such a innovative idea, you are a pioneer !!!!!

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Code expired on 9/30. Frown
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When the next coupon code comes out, they usually work on open box stuff.
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Please let me know when this printer comes back at such a price. Then I'll buy it. $ 399 seems to be an attractive price.
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