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Hobbyking 3D Printer Blowout. Malyan M150 for $200. Malyan M180 for $300.

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The Malyan M150 is now $200. It's comparable to the Monoprice Maker Select that everyone went crazy for at $270. Some say it's a clone. I say it's just another Prusa I3 printer. While it looks a lot like the Maker Select V1 it has features even the V2.1 doesn't. Like the belt not rubbing against the hotend. Which to me is a big big big plus.

MAKE SURE YOU RENABLE THE ENDSTOP CHECKS. For some reason Malyan turned this off. It's easy enough to turn them back on.

At $200 it's a hell of a deal for a 99% prebuilt metal framed Prusa I3. You just have to attach 4 bolts to "build" it.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbykin...duct=90845

Big discussion thread about it.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/s...?t=2640120


They also have the M180 on sale for $300 but only from the US East warehouse. It's $360 from the US West warehouse and about $600 from all the others. While it has a smaller bed than the M150, it has dual extruders and an enclosure. It's basically comparable to a Flashforge Pro at 1/3rd the price.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbykin...ouse_.html

Discussion thread.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/s...?t=2527010
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Would you get this at $200 of you could still get the Maker Select V2 at $270?
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Would you get this at $200 of you could still get the Maker Select V2 at $270?
Yes. Why pay $70 more for pretty much the same thing? In fact, if they were both the same price I would get the M150 instead of the Maker Select V1/2/2.1. The Maker Selects have infamously bad bed leveling hardware. Many people say they have to relevel the bed for every print. Some people give up because they can't bed level it period. There are not the same widespread comments about the M150. I would also pick Malyan because of their customer support. Unlike many of these cheap 3D printer companies, they actually have customer support that responds. Not only do they respond, but they come through with parts and firmware upgrades.

Regardless, they are both pretty generic Prusa i3s. There is nothing magical about the Maker Select. They are so close that most of the mods for the Maker Select work on the M150 and vice-a-versa.
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thanks! have to look into this, have about $40 in credits to use at Hobbyking.
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Yes. Why pay $70 more for pretty much the same thing? In fact, if they were both the same price I would get the M150 instead of the Maker Select V1/2/2.1. The Maker Selects have infamously bad bed leveling hardware. Many people say they have to relevel the bed for every print. Some people give up because they can't bed level it period. There are not the same widespread comments about the M150. I would also pick Malyan because of their customer support. Unlike many of these cheap 3D printer companies, they actually have customer support that responds. Not only do they respond, but they come through with parts and firmware upgrades.

Regardless, they are both pretty generic Prusa i3s. There is nothing magical about the Maker Select. They are so close that most of the mods for the Maker Select work on the M150 and vice-a-versa.
Do you know enough about the specific hardware to differentiate between the M150 and the MP v2?

I really have been holding out for the mp select plus since before it was pulled, and really trying to convince myself to just start with the the prusa mkll out of the gate because I want to print in TPU almost from the start.

But for $208 shipped I can get my feet wet and learn specifically why I need more.

It seems like the prusa has fantastic utilitarian features, but I still don't understand the lack of automated filament management to be able to pause on error?
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FWIW: I got the Maker Select V2 from Jet (about a week or two ago) when it was like $210 - $30 (TRIPPLE15 code). They don't collect tax, so was the equivalent of apx $258.

built and leveled in about 7 min. first print was flawless.
Really like the BuildTak bed surface.

I know I'm a sample of 1 and others have complained about leveling, but I would recommend the Maker Select
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FWIW: I got the Maker Select V2 from Jet (about a week or two ago) when it was like $210 - $30 (TRIPPLE15 code). They don't collect tax, so was the equivalent of apx $258.

built and leveled in about 7 min. first print was flawless.
Really like the BuildTak bed surface.

I know I'm a sample of 1 and others have complained about leveling, but I would recommend the Maker Select
Was thinking about doing that as well, but then I read about people having payment fraud issues pop up, supposedly as a result of purchasing from there, but then I was informed that it was a Walmart owned brand, so then I didn't know what to think...
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Even though it looks very similar to the wanhao i3 and maker select, it is different. There are some YouTube videos explaining the difference.
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Well I can think of two possible reasons to get the Monoprice model, 1) tech support from Monoprice. 2) Firmware updates. Granted it's not THAT important, but it is handy sometimes. If there's a $270 new version of the Monoprice somewhere I'd still be tempted... but that's also $70 that could go towards upgrades and filament, so...
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Looks like a few fundamental issues, watch the video, and read all the comments details.

I was under the impression this WAS identical to the wanhao.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0WFiptizVI
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what about the M200? same as the MP mini? I think I would rather have the smaller printer.
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Do you know enough about the specific hardware to differentiate between the M150 and the MP v2?

I really have been holding out for the mp select plus since before it was pulled, and really trying to convince myself to just start with the the prusa mkll out of the gate because I want to print in TPU almost from the start.

But for $208 shipped I can get my feet wet and learn specifically why I need more.

It seems like the prusa has fantastic utilitarian features, but I still don't understand the lack of automated filament management to be able to pause on error?
MP comes with a one year warranty, most 3d printers come with 30-60 day warranty.
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MP comes with a one year warranty, most 3d printers come with 30-60 day warranty.
Thanks, I was thinking more along the lines of hardware like, bearings, board, steppers, differences in the heated bed , software features?
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I did a little more research. This is a clone of the original Wanhao V1, made in a different factory. The Monoprice is V2 or 2.1, which means a number of improvements that I won't get into, use Google for that. I rank this one in between a DIY kit and the Monoprice or Wanhao V2. It will benefit from some upgrades and tinkering, but will still have you printing in under an hour, as opposed to many hours with a DIY kit.

That being said you can't beat this price and so I went ahead and bought one. I don't intend to print a lot and being a "standard" printer you can pretty well make incremental upgrades over time or as needed. Money saved will (hopefully) go into filament and minor upgrade parts.

Thanks OP for the deal!
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Do you know enough about the specific hardware to differentiate between the M150 and the MP v2?
Well..... as per Tom.

"I don't know if they're actually made on the same assembly lines, but there are lot of indicators that they are, at the very least they are using the exact same parts, so I'd say we can basically treat them as the same thing.

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I really have been holding out for the mp select plus since before it was pulled, and really trying to convince myself to just start with the the prusa mkll out of the gate because I want to print in TPU almost from the start.
The plus is an incremental improvement. But these older style ones have one very distinct advantage, the separate controller box. Advantage? What am I talking about. Most people hate it. Most people haven't though it through. That separate controller box makes it super simple to put a box over the guts of the printer to print hot filaments without worrying about overheating the electronics. That's a big plus in my book.

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It seems like the prusa has fantastic utilitarian features, but I still don't understand the lack of automated filament management to be able to pause on error?
Ah... this is 3D printing. Print out your own part to do that. Seriously, people spend a lot of time printing out upgrades for their printers. If you aren't into doing that then 3D printing isn't really for you. That's the big draw of 3D printing. To be able to design and print your own designs. That's the revolution.
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