The MakerGear M2 3D Printer is a personal FDM 3D printer. It is a kit but most of its parts come already pre-assembled. This means that you’ll only have to splice them together and get the job done. It is made of high-quality, solid components to grant high precision prints and durability. The modularized design makes it easy to set up, modify and maintain. Also, it basically is an open-source device with open software and firmware. If you are a tinkering type, you can easily add some onboard controls, replace the nozzles and upgrade it to a dual extrusion system. It is engineered with a 4-point, assisted leveling system, aluminum parts, and steel case to provide industrial-grade accuracy. It comes with the QuickStart software, some useful video tutorials, the user guide, and some sample models. It has been awarded as one of the best “Enthusiast” options and as one of the best “Workhorse” options by 3D Hubs in 2015 and 2017 respectively. You might have all this at a really good price. It is mainly used by hobbyists and students to print all sorts of 3D models, including ornaments, tiny trains, toys, printer upgrades, prosthetics, and more. Read on for a complete review.
This multi-part print took 30 hours altogether. Each component shows high dimensional accuracy and smooth edges. They are all ready to be spliced together to assemble a cool Fatebringer.
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This Darth Vader bust is rich in details. Notice how precise it looks even before cleaning.
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The MakerGear M2 3D Printer is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. It can print at a consistent speed of 200mm/s delivering optimal results. The assisted bed leveling facilitates the calibration process without requiring Z-compensation. Once it is leveled, it stays leveled providing better printouts.
The MakerGear M2 3D Printer has a 0.35 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
The print head runs on rails, which makes printing reliable, fast and precise.
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MakerGear M2 3D Printer prints with ABS, PLA and other materials.
The MakerGear M2 3D Printer has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials.
To ensure high reproducibility, we recommend installing an enclosed print chamber. This way the print quality would not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors. Here’s an example model built for Prusa i3:
The MakerGear M2 3D Printer prints with 1.75 mm filament. The company suggests printing with the in-house material for certified quality, but you are free to use the consumable of your choice. Indeed, its open material system makes it versatile and flexible letting you accomplish your project requirements in your own way.
The build area of 8 x 8 x 10 inches (203 x 203 x 254 mm) lets you print just about anything, even a multi-colored, gear toy race car composed of accurate, tiny parts.
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The printer is controlled remotely. As an optional feature, the company sells and external LCD display to control the printer without the use of a computer. Also, the QuickStart App lets you easily handle the assisted bed leveling.
The device can be connected to a computer via USB cable to easily transfer the printing files. Also, it supports independent printing via SD card.
The printer is compatible with many commercially available slicers, which runs on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. However, the company recommends using Simplify3D for better printing performances.
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MakerGear M2 3D Printer is available in black. Its stylish look makes it ideal for hobby use and prototyping.
The printer dimensions are 21 x 24 x 16.5 inches (533 x 610 x 419 mm). It weighs 26.5 lb (12 kg). The spool holder is mounted on the side of the frame.
The price of the MakerGear M2 3D Printer is $1,999.00, which is reasonable considering its long-lasting hardware and functionality.