Monoprice Maker Ultimate & Wanhao Duplicator 6 tips and improvements

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Last modified on 17 October, 2017 at 13 h 08 min
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3D Printer Enhancements for Wanhao Duplicator 6 and Monoprice Maker Ultimate (rebranded)

This tips and improvements are not necessary to use your printer. They are proposed for the enhancement and for people who like DiY and play with their toy.

SUMMARY

A. IMPROVE THE QUALITY PRINT
B. FOR COMFORT AND DURABILITY
C. FOR NOISE REDUCTION
D. FIRMWARE FOR D6 AND MMU
E. HOW TO FLASH THE FIRMWARE
F. ALL SPARE PARTS FOR MMU & D6
G. IP CAMERA MONITORING
H. BIG THINGIVERSE COLLECTION
I. INSTALL OCTOPRINT ON D6


A. For better quality print

1 / For quality print (mainly with PLA and compatible filaments)

Replacement of fan duct / blower duct. They exist 2 types of designs :

Picture Name / Ref / ID US WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
Best fans 40x40x15mm Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX US/WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
Best fans 50x50x15mm 24V DC Brushless Blower 0.15A US/WORLD Link UK Link FR Link

 

Change for an all Metal Hotend with SLOTTED Cooling Block for Duplicator 6

Picture Name / Ref / ID US WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
all Metal Hotend with SLOTTED Cooling Block for Duplicator 6 Micro Swiss US/WORLD Link UK Link FR Link

Optionally, If you want to print at high temperatures with exotics filaments change your hotend for an kit Micro Swiss (if your print primarily PLA at 220° max you don’t need this kit).

Change for Bondtech BMG extruder - Wanhao Duplicator 6

Picture Name / Ref / ID US WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
Bondtech BMG extruder – Wanhao Duplicator 6 (more info) $105 + free shipping US/WORLD Link
EU Link FR Link
Ebay

 

How to step-by-step: http://www.printer3d.one/en/bondtech-bmg-extruder-upgrade-wanhao-duplicator-6-monoprice-maker-ultimate/

Use a glass plate (panel) tempered glass or borosilicate glass

Picture Name / Ref / ID US WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
Tempered glass plate panel for 3D printer 215x215x3mm US/WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
borosilicate glass plate panel for 3D printer 220x220x4mm US/WORLD Link FR Link
borosilicate glass plate panel for 3D printer 220x220x3mm US/WORLD Link FR Link

A glass plate on the build plate is an easy solution for a perfect first layer. Simply unclip the plate and pass 5min fridge, the piece comes off alone

Work with mini “swiss clips” or standard Q Connect 24mm Foldback Clip (glass height max 4mm to preserve temp conduction with bed and glass)

Link for swiss clips : http://amzn.to/2xLnqQm

Link for Q Connect 24mm Foldback Clip : https://www.amazon.com/Connect-24mm-Foldback-Clip-Pack/dp/B001J8G6Q4

Add silicon boot on nozzle to reduce and stabilize temp° inside

Make your silicon boot : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1817230
If you can’t do make boot, you can use this High Temperature Flue Tape
https://www.amazon.com/3M-High-Temperature-Flue-15-Foot/dp/B00004Z4DS/

Add a filament holder

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1692477
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1645945

Add a new spool holder depend of space available on desk

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2055814
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1619675
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1590264

Add PTFE Teflon Tube for 1.75 Filament
https://www.amazon.com/Teflon-Bowden-Filament-2-0mm-4-0mm/dp/B01CUPV90M

Add optionally an induction probe for auto-leveling

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2081168

Picture Name / Ref / ID US WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
Recommanded 12mm induction probe for D6 & MMU WORLD Link UK Link FR/EU Link
18mm induction probe (reduce print surface) for D6 & MMU WORLD Link UK Link FR/EU Link

2 / For quality print with ABS and similar filaments

Add cover and door to stabilize temperature°

Picture Name / Ref / ID US WORLD Link UK Link FR Link
Full enclosure door side cover for MMU & D6. I ordered mine 72 € on 3D Prima (Europe) but is out of stock. WORLD Link / US Link UK Link FR/EU Link

Note: Cover/full enclosure it isn’t useful with PLA


B. For comfort and durability

Add taller feet allowing greater airflow below the printer
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1580480
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2338972

Ribbon holder / cable holder
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1876525
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2134152


C. For noise reduction

Add dampers on motors for or noise reduction “Astrosyn MY17RMDAMP Nema 17 damper” https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2121738

Video tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=law-bexwPQ8

Replace cheep mainboard fan (under the printer)


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D. Firmware for Wanhao Duplicator 6 and Monoprice Maker Ultimate

Updating the firmware for Wanhao Duplicator 6 and Monoprice Maker Ultimate.

I use the first version of Wanhao Duplicator 6 (ordered on May 2016 on Aliexpress). I don’t know if there are a real difference between my printer, new series and Monoprice Maker Ultimate.

There are currently 6 stable firmwares.

Firmware
Version
Description
Link
Official Wanhao Duplicator 6
Version 3.01 DEV
This firmware is based on old Marlin version, with an easy interface, 1 click SD print. By Wanhao Dev (Official)
MOD of official Wanhao Duplicator 6
Version 3.2.1
This firmware is based Official Duplicator 6 firmware 3.01 DEV, with some display corrections and add for max temp°. By Monzilla 3D
MOD of official Monoprice Maker Ultimate (MMU)
Version 3.2.1
This firmware is based Official Duplicator 6 firmware 3.01 DEV, with some display corrections and add for max temp°. By Monzilla 3D
MK4duo for Duplicator 6
Version 4.3.2 Stable
It is derivated from Marlin by Italian team. It have a online configurator for personnal custon firmware! (for advanced user).
Port of MARLIN 1.1.0 RC8 for Wanhao D6
Version 5.0 (RM)
Based on Marlin 1.1.0 RC8. For print improvment and expert settings. By Rob Mendon
MARLIN 1.1.5 for Wanhao D6
Version 1.1.x (1.1.5 on 4 october 17)
Most recent Marlin for your printer. You can custum it easy  probe, max temp… By Rob Mendon
MARLIN 1.1.5 for Monoprice Maker Ultimate (MMU)
Version 1.1.x (1.1.5 on 09/27/17)
Most recent Marlin for your printer. You can costum it easy  probe, max temp… By Rob Mendon

E. How to flash the firmware

You can flash the firware directly in Cura (with compiled .hex), or with Xloader (with compiled .hex) or in Arduino software (.ino file)

Read this usefull link : http://www.printer3d.one/en/tutorial-install-firmware-marlin-1-1-3d-printer-wanhao-duplicator-6/

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F. All spare parts for Monoprice Maker Ultimate & Wanhao Duplicator 6

G. Free IP Camera with USB webcam for Maker Ultimate & Wanhao D6

Read full guide here : http://www.printer3d.one/en/free-ip-camera-monitoring-3d-printer-usb-webcam/


H. My collection on Thingiverse for Wanhao Duplicator 6 and Monoprice Maker Ultimate

Install OctoPrint on Wanhao Duplicator 6 and Monoprice Maker Ultimate

How to install OctoPrint on Raspberry Pi, Windows or Mac & control Wanhao Duplicator 6 or Monoprice Maker Ultimate

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