This fan is the smaller of the two fans mounted in front of the extruder and is also used inside the electronics case.
These fans have a keyed connector, guarding against incorrect plug-in. All fans should be kept free of dust buildup to prevent failure.
*M2 3D printers purchased in November 2015 or earlier require the 12 volt version of the 40 mm fan—please be sure to select the proper voltage based on your date of purchase. If you are unsure which fan you need, you can examine the label on your current fan to verify its voltage.
Mounted at a 45 degree angle in front of the extruder's 40 mm fan, this 50 mm fan provides users with greater control over the cooling rate of extruded filament material.
* Depending on when you purchased your M2, you may have a 12 volt or 24 volt 50 mm fan. If you are unsure which fan you need, you can examine the label on your current fan to verify its voltage.
Available in 1 kg spools and a wide array of colors, MakerGear ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) filament measures 1.75 mm in diameter and works ideally for a wide variety of applications.
We recommend printing at 245-250 °C extruder temperature and a 110 °C bed (preferably coated with a film of polyimide tape).
Made from borosilicate glass, this 8" x 10" x 0.13" (20 cm x 25 cm x 3.3 mm) pane provides a perfect print surface when properly coated in a film of our (yellow) polyimide tape.
This is a replacement carriage for the M2 3D printer, which can be used on either the X- or Y-axis rails.
This item ships attached to a plastic rail. You will need to slide the carriage directly from the plastic rail to the metal rail on your M2 to prevent dislodging of individual bearings.
This pulley attaches to the X- and Y-motors to drive the belt that moves each respective axis.
Whether for practical or aesthetic purposes, the Dual V4 Extruder Upgrade enables your M2 3D printer to extrude two different filament materials while printing a single object. Our dual extruder upgrade kit includes complete assembly instructions and requires a 24-volt M2.
Each upgrade kit is made-to-order and therefore involves a lead time of approximately 7 days.
Though small, this little thing packs a serious punch!
From reading G-Code stored your SD card or computer, to relaying those coded commands to the various components of your M2, the electronics board is crucial to the operation of the M2 3D printer.
You can think of the electronics board as an intermediary between you—the commander of all 3D printing operations, and your M2, the highly coordinated performer of all 3D printing operations.
The primary components of the electronics board on the MakerGear M2 include:
The Electronics Case is included with all current M2 3D printers, and serves as an upgrade for all M2 3D printers purchased before February 2015.
It is made of powder-coated stainless steel and was designed to protect and house the electronics board on the M2 3D printer.
The Electronics Case does not include the electronics board, 40 mm fan, nor the SD card reader.
The full Extruder Motor Package includes:
Using the "Component Packages" menu, you can select exactly what you need and nothing more!
While MakerGear fan guards are laser-cut from sheeted black ABS, our brackets are 3D printed using black MakerGear ABS.
To 3D print your own fan bracket, you can access the .STL file here!
Suitable for both the V4 and V3b Hot Ends, this insulation is used to maintain your hot end's temperature and to prevent potential burn injuries.
*For all individually-sold fiberglass insulation pieces, you'll need to cut the insulation in order to match the size and dimensions of your specific Hot End. Insulation sold with Hot Ends are pre-cut and installed.
Made from low-friction PFA, 2 mm inside diameter guide tubes are perfect for minimizing bending and friction against your filament material. Our 18" filament guide tube helps to ensure optimal extrusion by directing your filament material from the spool to the filament drive.
Just as the name implies, this small component can make a huge difference toward ensuring long-term performance for your filament drive.
Measuring 8" x 10", the MakerGear HBP allows users to ensure optimal print quality when extruding higher temperature materials such as ABS, PET, and many more.
Made of solid aluminum, the MakerGear HBP uses a resistive heater to reach temperatures up to 140 °C under ideal conditions and includes an integrated thermistor for precise temperature control.
These high grade bearings prevent damage to the X and Y axis belts and help keep them aligned. Each M2 3D printer includes two bearings sets (one for each belt). Each bearing set is mounted onto a separate idler bolt. A purchase here gets you one idler bolt and accompanying bearing set.
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Color: Heather Gray
The color may vary based on the origin of the material.
The MakerGear LCD Interface is a perfect upgrade item for those who wish to control their printer without the use of a computer. It includes a RepRap Smart Controller-style LCD screen with assembly hardware, all necessary wiring and connections, as well as a laser-cut ABS housing unit and 3D-printed ABS adjustment knob.
If you have ever heard someone say, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to,” they probably weren’t talking about the M2.
We know that print quality, especially over time, can’t exist without high-quality components. When you combine these components with our made in the USA quality, it's no wonder we are so highly regarded for our industrial level precision. Additionally, we have made this durable machine completely modular, so that user maintenance is a breeze. And with our outstanding customer support and amazingly consistent reviews, you can be confident that you'll be delighted with your M2.
Please see below for machine specifics.
The M2 belt set includes both belts used on the M2 3D printer (630 mm for the X-axis and 702 mm for the Y-axis).
Because they are kevlar-reinforced, it is very rare for the belts on the MakerGear M2 3D printer to be damaged. If your belts are worn, check your M2 for alignment issues—misalignment is the most likely cause for worn belts, and should be addressed in order to maximize the lifetime of your belts.
This motor mount secures the extruder motor onto the X-axis carriage. If you wish to 3D print your own motor mount, you can access the .STL file here!
* This motor mount is used as a drop-in replacement compatible with any M2 3D printer purchased before November 2015.
Available in 1 kg spools and a wide array of colors, our PLA (Polylactic Acid) filament measures 1.75 mm in diameter and is one of the easiest filament materials to print with.
We recommend printing PLA at 215-220 °C with the bed heated to 60-70 °C depending on the surface preparation used. It is possible to print PLA directly on glass, but is much easier to maintain adhesion on polyimide film.
Forget the hairspray and ditch the blue painter's tape—it's time to print like a pro.
Polyimide tape helps your prints adhere (i.e., stick) to your print bed without compromising heat transfer. We use it for all of the models that we print, and recommend that you do the same—which is why we include one roll (2" W x 108' L) with every M2 3D printer that we ship!