Malyan M180 Desktop 3D Printer Review

Channel: Dirk Herrendoerfer

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This video is about the Malyan M180 Desktop 3D Printer review.

The love-affair between this printer and me took some time to
take off. I've been using this printer for two weeks when I made
the review; had it been just one week, the result would have been
good for the printer hardware, but disastrous for the software
included. ReplicatorG is old, and the included slicer profiles are
barely useable, but with the possibility to use MakerWare, and
Repetier-Host as a slicing back-end things started to look a lot
better.
In the end: Whatever I was able to import and slice, the printer
produced it. Adhesion to the print bed was exceptional using blue
tape and capton for PLA, ABS stuck to the capton and bare glass
sheets. The dual extruder appears crude and bulbous compared
to new designs, but it works well and is easy to maintain.
The versatility and the comparably low price make this printer a
great pick for anyone who needs a cheap reliable build platform.
If you are not afraid to invest some time to learn and understand
some of the basic principles of producing print files for this device,
it will reward you with great results.

A tip:
Under Windows 7, 8, and 10 you are required to launch ReplicatorG
with Administrator privileges, the same is true for the patch to
MakerWare and the serial port driver installer. Remember.

The 3D printer was kindly provided by HobbyKing.

I've previously made a video about the unboxing, which
is quite interesting by itself; I've never had a printer
boxed up with such a mass of packing material:
http://www.getlinkyoutube.com/watch?v=J92LppqWfCk

Original link to the printer:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__84274__Malyan_M180_Dual_Head_3D_Printer_US_Plug.html

This printer sells in the $550 region. Similar printers are often up to
$300 more expensive. It is finally coming to european warehouses.
So, What do you get for your money ?

A short description of how to setup Repetier-Host to just slice
and printer and slicer profiles can be found here:
https://github.com/dherrendoerfer/My-3D-Things

German disclaimer:
Dieses Video wurde mit freundlicher Unterst├╝tzung von HobbyKing erstellt.