MakerGear M2 Assembled 3D Printer

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.

Specifications

Printing materialABS or PLA
Vertical (Z-axis) resolution50 to 300 microns (0.05 to 0.30 mm) at increments of 10 microns
Minimum X/Y positioning0.01 mm
Maximum X/Y movement450 mm/sec
Nozzle diameter0.35 mm (0.43 mm typical extrusion diameter)
Build speed80-200 mm/sec
Travel rate100–250 mm/sec
Extrusion speed300 mm/min (manual)
Build volume8 x 8 x 10 inches/203 x 203 x 254 mm (H x W x D)
Printer weight12.7 kg (28 lb)
Printer size350 x 245 x 260 mm (H x W x D)
Power requirements100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 200W
Input formatG-code
Input methodUSB 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

Product Features

  • 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

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3 thoughts on “MakerGear M2 Assembled 3D Printer”

  1. Best value on the market when released – still the case a year later! I’ve had my M2 for just over a year now. I spent about two months researching printers and had originally planned on a MakerBot 2, but the evening I was going to put my order in, I stumbled upon MakerGear’s upcoming model and spent a couple more days re-evaluating my choice and then put my order in. I am glad I did!First and foremost, this is a solid machine – other than a few token printed parts, it’s pretty much all metal. Welded stainless frame, real-deal linear rails,…

  2. Great 3D printer This printer has got to be the best home and semi professional 3D printer on the market and an outstanding value for the cost. If you want a better printer I am afraid you would need to spend about $20,000. Customer service has been absolutely outstanding. I bought mine as a kit and received answers at all times of the day and night. I am on the west coast and they are on the east coast and some answers came back within minutes when it was very late at night for them on a Sunday. It…

  3. Reliable Machine, Great Prints, Top Notch Service I have owned my MakerGear M2 for over a year now and will say that I think this is the best consumer level 3d printer available and has been for a while. The M2 is constructed from a welded steel frame, precision machined aluminum parts and high quality linear components and bullet proof electronics. This sets it apart for all the other machines out there. I am a mechanical engineer and have designed my own cnc machines in the past but when I saw the M2 I knew there was no way I could design…

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