MakerGear M2 3D Printer Review


MakerGear M2 3D printer Review Results

8.1 Great

The MakerGear M2 3D printer performed better than expected because of some great performance and design features.

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  • Printing Speed 7.5
  • Build Size 8.5
  • User Experience 8.5
  • Value 7
  • Design 9

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The MakerGear M2 3D Printer review process produced some impressive results. The M2 is a semi-professional, desktop model, but this doesn’t keep it from delivering exceptional, long-term results. The M2 is a third-generation 3D printer for MakerGear, and it is clear that they haven’t been slacking when it comes to making improvements. The modifications that have been implemented since the release of their first-generation printer, allow this product to stand out among its competitors, despite a price tag, which is on the higher end for its category.

The Pros

High Resolution

The M2 is fabricated with several outstanding features such as the ability to print at a resolution as high as 0.01, which translates to laying down a layer of filament that is, as MakerGear describes on their site, thinner than a standard sheet of paper. Imagine the level of precision you could accomplish with numbers like that!

Quality Construction

Part of what makes such high resolution possible for this printer, is the high-quality parts used in its construction. This printer, which can create prints of up to 8x8x10 inches, features a rigid, steel frame, which is impervious to humidity and temperature fluctuations, and a black powder coating for a sleek finish. A closer look will also reveal precision-machined, anodized-aluminum axis mounts and carriage ball bearings.

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The Cons

There were no blatant cons found during the MakerGear M2 3D printer review process, but consider this. At a weight of 28 pounds, it’s not as portable as other desktop models. It is also more expensive than other 3D printers on the market, but considering the larger build capacity and upgraded construction, the price and weight are easily justified for someone in the field.

MakerGear M2 3D Printer Review Verdict

This printer is great, and continues to give excellent results with very little maintenance even after a year of continuous use. And while the price tag will likely make it unpractical for most consumers who are not professionally associated with 3D printing. Those who print pieces for financial gain or, at the very least, to minimize the expense incurred from purchasing commercial parts, will likely find this an easy decision to make, since, in the end, the printer will likely pay for itself.

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