AON M2+ 3D Printer Overview

Anabelle Yearsdon
by Anabelle Yearsdon
Updated Mar 05, 2023 1942

The AON M2+ is the next generation of 3D printers capable of processing high-temperature materials. Developed by the Canadian company AON3D, this is the fifth iteration of the device. With each upgrade, the developer improves reliability, performance, and compatibility with a wider variety of materials.

Pros and cons
  • One of the largest build volumes in its class
  • High-temp printing
  • Compatible with high-performance materials
  • Independent dual extrusion system (IDEX)
  • Swappable build sheets with a vacuum system
  • Configurable process parameters
  • Vast library of material profiles including third-party filaments
  • Excellent price-performance ratio
  • Lack of cloud-based operation
  • No proprietary slicer software
  • Long warmup time

Read on to learn more.

 

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Specifications

AON3D AON M2+ 3D printer
Connectivity Ethernet / Wi-Fi
Display LCD touchscreen
Extruder IDEX
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
Max. nozzle temperature 500+ °C

 

Highlights

The new generation of the AON3D equipment features an array of significant upgrades that take the performance to a completely new level.

The heating temperature of the extruders has reached new highs and now exceeds 500 °C. The drives and extruders adopt liquid cooling, while the positioning system is based on the IDEX kinematics with independent movement of the printheads along the X-axis. 

The machine is equipped with an active convection heated chamber capable of reaching up to 135 degrees, and the print area of the AON M2+ is one of the largest in its segment — 450 x 450 x 565 millimeters.

In turn, the print bed temperature can exceed 200 °C while the machine also supports automatic compensation of the working surface irregularities during operation.

The manufacturer recommends Simplify3D slicing software for rendering 3D models for printing, while the finished files can be sent to the machine via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

The printer's operating modes and settings can also be managed using the touchscreen or remotely via the web interface.

AON M2+ is capable of printing with a wide range of filaments and is an open-source platform ready to work with both branded materials as well as third-party consumables. The high-temperature extruders and the active heated chamber ensure stable processing of plastics with a high melting temperature such as PEEK, PEEK, PEI and Ultem.

The printer is a powerful tool for prototyping and mass production of finished parts with a wide range of materials, including thermoplastics with special physical and chemical properties.

 

Print samples

Craniofacial implant
Material: biocompatible implant-grade PEEK

Aerospace Y-duct
Material: heat-resistant high-strength Ultem 9085

Gear
Material: wear-resistant PA

 

Bottom line

The AON3D AON M2+ is a truly industrial 3D printer that sports an impressive build chamber with large volume and active heating, outstanding material compatibility, and exceptional print quality.

Numerous smart features along with quality hardware ensure high performance and stability, while the dual extrusion setup allows doubling the output. Moreover, AON3D offers a completely open material system with configurable printing parameters and ready-to-use manufacturer’s profiles both for proprietary and third-party filaments. All that makes the 3D printer a real game-changer for a variety of industries, which can benefit from the machine not only for prototyping purposes but the production of end-use parts.

FAQ

What slicer software is recommended to use with the AON M2+?
The official slicer for AON3D machines is Simplify3D. You can find a detailed Simplify3D guide on the manufacturer’s website as well as material profiles that can be imported into the slicer.
Can I print with abrasive materials using standard nozzles?
The AON M2+ extruder is equipped with stainless steel composite-ready nozzles which allow printing with kevlar, carbon and glass fiber composites.
Can the AON M2+ print soluble support structures?
The AON M2+ dual extruder allows building complex models with soluble or break-away supports.
What build sheet options are available for the AON M2+?
The interchangeable build sheets are sealed to the print bed with a vacuum chuck system and can be easily changed in almost no time. As of now, the following build sheets are available from the manufacturer: Polycarbonate (PC), Polyetherimide (PEI), Carbon fiber, Garolite G-10.
Anabelle Yearsdon
Anabelle Yearsdon
Updated Mar 05, 2023
About the expert
A linguist by profession and 3D enthusiast by passion. Spirited researcher of existing and new AM technologies, inquisitive tester of various devices, and a true connoisseur of creative ways. In addition to digital manufacturing, Ana enjoys learning new things, cooking for her loved ones, and chilling in video games.

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