The MakerGear M2 3D desktop printer has an open, black powder-coated steel frame, offers a vertical (Z-axis) resolution from 50 to 300 microns (0.05 to 0.30 mm) at increments of 10 microns, and can build objects to maximum dimensions of 8 x 8 x 10 inches/203 x 203 x 254 mm (H x W x D) using 1.75 mm ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or PLA (polylactic acid) thermoplastic filament. The printer can be commanded through a USB cable (included) using G-code numerical control instructions, or from a G-code instruction file stored on an SD memory card (included). It can be used with a 3D printer management software packages (sold separately). The frame is open for ease of access, and made of steel for rigidity and has a black powder coat to help resist corrosion. A metal build platform heats to 110 degrees C to help provide thermal stability. Precision-machined, anodized aluminum axis mounts and carriage ball bearings help ensure precise movement. The size 17 stepper motors meet the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard ICS 16-2001. The printer comes with 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of 1.75 mm PLA filament.
|Printing material||ABS or PLA|
|Vertical (Z-axis) resolution||50 to 300 microns (0.05 to 0.30 mm) at increments of 10 microns|
|Minimum X/Y positioning||0.01 mm|
|Maximum X/Y movement||450 mm/sec|
|Nozzle diameter||0.35 mm (0.43 mm typical extrusion diameter)|
|Build speed||80-200 mm/sec|
|Travel rate||100–250 mm/sec|
|Extrusion speed||300 mm/min (manual)|
|Build volume||8 x 8 x 10 inches/203 x 203 x 254 mm (H x W x D)|
|Printer weight||12.7 kg (28 lb)|
|Printer size||350 x 245 x 260 mm (H x W x D)|
|Power requirements||100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 200W|
|Input method||USB cable (included) or SD card (included)|
*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
3D printers fabricate physical objects directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) data sources. Objects created by additive manufacturing are built by dispensing successive thin layers of molten material onto a moving platform base from a robotic extruder nozzle. The material is most commonly a thermoplastic or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) filament.
MakerGear manufactures desktop 3D printers and accessories. The company, founded in 2009, is headquartered in Beachwood, OH.
What’s in the Box?
- MakerGear M2 3D Printer
- M2 spool holder, with screws
- M2 power supply
- SD card
- Power cord
- USB cable
- 1 kg (2.2 lbs) spool of 1.75mm PLA plastic filament
- Maintenance kit
- Sample prints
- Fabricates objects from G-code instructions using ABS or PLA thermoplastic filament
- Open frame for ease of access, made of steel for rigidity with black powder coating to help resist corrosion
- Builds objects to maximum dimensions of 8 x 8 x 10 inches/203 x 203 x 254 mm (H x W x D)
- Vertical (Z-axis) resolution from 50 to 300 microns (0.05 to 0.30 mm) at increments of 10 microns
- Build platform heats to 110 degrees C to help provide thermal stability