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Apr 06, 2016, 08:34 AM
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Malyan M150 3D Printer


Malyan has come out with a little brother to the M180. It's only has 1 extruder, but it still has a heated bed & SD card reader. Looks like it's only in HK's Global Warehouse. I've been waiting for the M180 to come back in stock in one of the US warehouses. But, with this M150 at about half the cost and when HK's sale box popped up with $15 off I pulled the trigger and ordered it.

The M180 specs also list a tempered glass bed, 280c max head temp and an extruder cooling fan. It will be be interesting to see what the M150 is adorned with.



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Hot on the heels of the incredibly popular M180, Malyan have come out with another exciting 3D printer, the M150. This time Malyan have taken the tried and true i3 open source printer and manufactured it to the same exacting standards they have become know for with their other printers and fixed the known problems with previous versions of this printer, such as the belts rubbing on the bearing blocks. They have also included quality fetaures like lead screws and linear bearings instead of bushings.

The M150 features rolled edge punched steel construction, a clear black on green LCD display on the controller which runs super fast, reliable firmwware, and it comes with a high quality power supply that is switchable between 110v and 240v. Unlike other versions of this printer the M150 inludes a strong steel filament holder that can be located on the controller box or the frame depending on your needs. All the motors are screw fixed to the frame and the wiring looms are retained neatly with flexible cable trays.

The printer includes all the refinements you expect from a high end modern 3D printer such as a heated adjustable print bed, interchangeable print nozzles (it comes standard with 0.4mm but can be fitted with 0.3mm or 0.2mm) and a 200x200x180mm print area that is plenty big enough for most projects.

The M150 comes flat packed and can be constructed in about an hour, probably less if you're familiar with 3D printers, and because it is based on such a popular format the printer is easy to modify and maintain.

This machine is incredibly simple to use, just load your file from your chosen software onto an SD card, pop it into the printer, select the file you want to print via the graphical user interface and press go; the printer does the rest for you. If you want to be able to control the printer direct from your computer the M150 can also be connected via USB.

With lower cost and high quality, hobbyists and designers alike will be rushing to get one of these.

Features:
• Stable and durable construction (rigid frame)
• Low noise
• Simple construction for easy set up
• Able to print accurately at high speed
• Solid, precise printing
• Cost effective
• SD Card printing
• Large range of filament materials
• Super easy to maintain

Specs:
Best Ambient Temperature: >= 25C
Print Precision: 0.1mm (minimal)
Printing Size: 200x200x180mm
Connection: microSD Card, USB2.0
Speed: 10-100mm/s Adjustable
Positioning Accuracy: Z 0.004mm, XY 0.012mm
Ext Ruder Diameter: 0.4mm (Customized 0.3mm/0.2mm)
Voltage: 110/220V
Gross Power: 240W
Software: Cura / Repetier-Host
Input Format: STL, G-code
Extruder Temperature: 190-210C (Max can be set to 260C)
Heating Plate Temperature: 60-100C (Proper winter warming and appropriate cooling)
Material Type: ABS and PLA
Material Specifications: 1.75mm
Material Colors: Malyan Classic 40 Colors
OS System: XP, Win7, Win8
Packing Size: 495x480x295mm
Weight: 10kg

Included:
1 x Malyan M150
1 x Single step extruder
1 x Hex wrench and bolt kit
1 x SD card* **
2 x Malyan platform tape
1 x PLA sample
1 x power supply cable
1 x USB cable
1 x filament stand

*OEM SD Card Contents
- 20mm Calibration Cube
- Mouse (~ 1 hour print)
- Cat (~ 6 hour print)
- Unboxing/Setup Guide, 3.M150 unboxing and hardw...
- First Print Guide, 2.M150 first run experien...
- Software User Manual (file exceeds RCG 3meg upload limit)
- Repertoire Host Installation File

**OEM Micro SD card is 1 GB, the M150 will read 32 GB Micro SD cards max, not 64 GB cards.

More M150 pics:
- http://wholesaler.alibaba.com/produc...381763675.html
- http://www.mundodron.es/malyan-m150-...-eu-warehouse/

Parts:
- Replacement Tip 0.4 Specs, Thread: M7, Thread Length: 6mm, Extrusion Diameter: 0.4mm
Replacement_Tip_0_4
- P3-D Nozzles
- PTFE Tubing
- Extruder Drive Gear
- Extruder Drive Gear (different source)

Videos:
- Leveling the M150 bed
- Igus Bearing Mod difference
- Changing the Hot End PTFE tube

Mods: http://3dprinterwiki.info/wiki/wanhao-duplicator-i3/
- Turning the extruder motor https://youtu.be/WzvZnw9mZAs?t=45s To turn the motor remove the screws on the fan side not the ones you can see on the end of the motor. If the wires are too short to plug the motor connector back in, unhook the cable chase chain and pull about 1" of slack up through both segments of the chain and reattach the ends of the chain.
- M150 Bed Leveling Thumbwheel Mod.
- Adding a Glass Bed You must shift the Z axis stop switch up to the next holes to compensate.
- Z-Brace (parts file for M150 Bottom 4 Corners), Balls & Top Brackets
- Extruder Gear (Not necessary, M150 OEM gear is much finer than shown in this mod pics/video)
- Replacement Bearings: http://www.unclechucks3dprinterstuff...log%20part.htm
- Accelleration and Jerk http://3dprinterwiki.info/wiki/wanha...ware-settings/ settings on the M150 are found in Main Menu/Control/Motion menu, But it doesn't remember new settings when it's restarted It defaults back to OEM settings of 1500 acceleration and 20 jerk unless you use the Store Memory function. Using settings of 800/8 makes the M150 much smoother and quiter.
- Print Bed Liner: https://www.buildtak.com
- Heated Bed Cable Chain: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=194
- LM8LUU Long 45mm Bearings: ultimate3dprintingstore.com
- Print Lightweight Bearing Blocks: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1172838
- Lightweight Bearings: igus drylin rj4jp
- Coolers:
DiiiCooler http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1025471
Rear Mounted Cobra http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1090433
- Time Lapse & Web Streaming: RaspberryPie Octoprint, Raspberrypi Printable Case: pi-case
- Z Lead Screw upgrade
- E3D V6 hotend and Remote Bowden extruder conversion

Accessories:
- M150 will not read a 64 GB micro SD card, 32 GB cards work fine.
- USB SD card reader thumbdrive: Insignia
- 3D Scanner: http://structure.io

Software:
- Cura Profile: Wanhao Duplicator profile
- https://www.repetier.com/
- https://www.simplify3d.com

Issues:
- Blank LCD screen on new printer: at least 2 brand new M150 LCD screens have come from the factory with loose/bad cables that connect the screen to the board inside the PSU. Reseating the plugs may fix it.
- Print Quality Trouble shooting Guide:
- Wanhao i3 Chain Drag Fire Hazard
- Firmware Upgrading/Flashing Procedure
- M150 Tip Temp Sensor
- https://0x7d.com/2015/a-guide-to-hig...ity-3d-prints/

Doppelgangers:
Wanhao Duplicator i3 http://3dprinterwiki.info/wiki/wanhao-duplicator-i3/
Cocoon Create 3D Printer http://www.cocooncreate.com.au/
MonoPrice 3d http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_i...seq=1&format=2
Acrylic Prusa Mendel I3 http://www.geeetech.com/wiki/index.p...rusa_Mendel_I3

3D File Resources (Free):
http://www.thingiverse.com/search/pa...licator+i3&sa=
https://www.tinkercad.com
https://sketchfab.com/categories/printable
https://pinshape.com/
https://www.freecadweb.org/
http://www.tracepartsonline.net/

3D Printing Entire Planes:
http://flitetest.com/articles/3d-printed-p-38-lightning
https://3dlabprint.com/

Fun Prints:
Ghosting Test Cube http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:277394
Fish Fossilz http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1276095
Sterman Pilot - full body

Filament Sources:
http://www.protoparadigm.com/5DollarFilament/

Related Resources:
- M180 Thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2527010
- TinyBoy Mini-Fabricator Thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2469638
- Google Group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...hao-printer-3d

Successful Profiles:
- vegan's PETG formula; 235 degrees (245 degrees for white), 60 degree bed (painters tape), 95% extrusion, 1.25mm/45mm/s retraction, 40mm/s speed and 10% cooling after layer 1 (diiicooler with blower fan).

About Belts (by SeismicCWave):
The stock Malyan M150 belts are MXL belts which have a 2.03mm pitch. They are pretty hard to find compare to the GT2 or 2.00mm pitch. However if you change over to the GT2 belts you will need the correct pitch pulleys to mount on the motor. The stock MXL pulleys on the stepper motors have 17 teeth. They are also hard to find. The stepper motor shaft diameter is 5mm. So make sure you find the pulleys to fit. Of course you can always go to a different number of teeth, however you will need to change the steps per unit values to get the correct travel distance.
Last edited by jwellsy; Jun 15, 2017 at 02:20 PM.
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Apr 07, 2016, 11:36 AM
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Nice! Keep it coming!
Apr 07, 2016, 04:31 PM
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Mine was waiting for me when I got home from work the quality is excellent and took 30min to get printing. The Sd card has 3 prints loaded. I printed the mouse. Currently on its second print a 5h 170mm charmander
Apr 07, 2016, 04:54 PM
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Mine was waiting for me when I got home from work the quality is excellent and took 30min to get printing. The Sd card has 3 prints loaded. I printed the mouse. Currently on its second print a 5h 170mm charmander
What's your bed made of? Looks like you got an extruder cooling fan too, excellent.
Apr 07, 2016, 05:07 PM
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It comes with a filament and extruder fan. The print bed is a aluminium heated bed with a big sheet of painters tape on it. you also get 5 extra replacements sheets. First impressions are really good there's only one thing that needs some improvement and that's the instructions. Ignore the corner I ripped off to set the nozzle hight. That is all you get. I'm no expert on 3D printing but I have a idea what I'm doing if you dont good luck with those. Other than that it's a good buy
Apr 08, 2016, 01:16 AM
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Looks just like my MonoPrice 3d printer which is just a rebranded Wanhoa Duplicator i3. These are great printers for the money, so this one should be no different.

http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

There is a great google group discussion forum for these printers which has been very helpful.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...hao-printer-3d

Another great page for mods and tips:

http://3dprinterwiki.info/wiki/wanhao-duplicator-i3/
Apr 08, 2016, 01:38 AM
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My first 3D printer, Fabrikator Mini was nice and compact. It was a bit smaller on the print size, yet printed nicely. It only lasted one day then the Z motor (control?) stopped working properly and would stop lifting during the print. I returned it to HobbyKing for a refund.

I then ordered a larger Prusa i3 (type) printer. It was only $30 more than the Fabrikator and is much bigger. In fact, maybe a little bit to big. It's going to take up a lot of room on my desk. I've got some rearranging to do now. I had to build it though, but wasn't to difficult and should be ready to test print tomorrow (I hope).

Of course, after I already ordered the i3 I got the e-mail about the M150. It looks much cleaner than my i3...probably smaller too, but still a decent size print area...and most of the build looks to be done, so very little assembly and quicker to put to work. The M150 is ~$50 more than my i3...more when you add in the shipping from the HK International warehouse. Still, I think it looks like a pretty good deal being that it's built. I look forward to seeing how this printer pans out for recommendation to other potential 3D printer newbs....
Apr 08, 2016, 07:00 AM
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Looks just like my MonoPrice 3d printer which is just a rebranded Wanhoa Duplicator i3. These are great printers for the money, so this one should be no different.

http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

There is a great google group discussion forum for these printers which has been very helpful.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...hao-printer-3d

Another great page for mods and tips:

http://3dprinterwiki.info/wiki/wanhao-duplicator-i3/
Turtle_b, hope you don't mind if I copy your links into the first post. Those are great resources and I hope to keep that first post updated with pertenate info.
Apr 08, 2016, 07:06 AM
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6hr print came out perfect. the fan in the power supply could be a little quieter tho
Apr 08, 2016, 08:40 AM
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James, that did turn out great. Is that one of the 3 files on the OEM SD card?

How long did the mouse take to print?

What's the third file?
Apr 08, 2016, 09:31 AM
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No it was a file I had already off thingiverse. It's printed with no infill at 0.2mm hight and 2 side walls.

What you get on the card is the mouse which took 1hr a money cat which is printing now as I type it's at 5h now but I'm guessing from the progress bar it will take 6hrs but I have turned the feed rate up to 125% as the prints on the card are set slow. Next Is a 20mm calibration cube.

The filament cooling fan has been fixed and points straight at the nozzle where it pointed to the side on the other printers and it works really well. The next prints I'll do are a few over hang tests to see what it can do befor I start modding a few things. Number one on the list is the 45 degree lcd mount so you can see it without bending down.
Last edited by James111; Apr 08, 2016 at 09:37 AM. Reason: Added photo
Apr 08, 2016, 11:13 AM
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Just put the memory card into the computer to see what was on it other than prints and there's a full unboxing installation and cura setup guide. Also a file to install repetitive host not bad. maybe they should of put that on the instructions you find when you open the box.
Apr 08, 2016, 11:27 AM
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Just put the memory card into the computer to see what was on it other than prints and there's a full unboxing installation and cura setup guide. Also a file to install repetitive host not bad. maybe they should of put that on the instructions you find when you open the box.
LOL. My i3 printer came with an SD card...in factory sealed package...and no instructions anywhere in the box. After some internet searching I finally opened the SD package and plugged the card into my PC. Wow, there was information on it...still no build instructions, but some printer 'stuff'. It's the last place I would have looked for info....being all factor sealed. I thought it was just a blank Micro SD card....
Apr 08, 2016, 11:33 AM
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I added the SD card contents to the first post so hopefully new buyers will see it.
Apr 08, 2016, 11:49 AM
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Speaking of SD cards, here's a handy little USB SD card reader that I found for my pc's that don't have an SD slot.

http://www.amazon.com/InsigniaTM-USB.../dp/B00LEXYRP6
Last edited by jwellsy; Apr 08, 2016 at 11:56 AM.


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