M2 means Quality

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 high precision 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 easy to see why we are regarded as the top-choice for industrial level precision at an affordable price. Additionally, we have made this durable machine completely modular, so that maintenance is a breeze — this means less time troubleshooting, more time innovating.

With our outstanding customer support and amazingly consistent reviews, you can be confident that you'll be delighted with your M2 and its performance.

Please see below for machine specifics.


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Category: 3D Printers, M2

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The M2 was originally released in 2012. MakerGear has continued to improve it based on real-world feedback and is now shipping the M2 Rev. E. (M2e), the fifth generation of the M2 series.

The M2 Revision E includes a number of improvements including the new, easy to adjust yet more rigid, four point leveling system, metal components that replaced printed parts, Quick Start software, Tutorial video and updated User Guide. Open the box, follow the instructions and beautiful prints will soon follow.

Reliabilty: With its steel frame and CNC machined cast aluminum construction, the M2 is engineered and manufactured to provide industrial level precision with a small footprint. The new four-point print bed is easy to level, stays level, and removes the need for z-compensation (aka “auto-leveling”). Whether you are a professional or a weekend hobbyist, the M2 is built to run and built to last.

Freedom: While MakerGear filament is recommended, you are free to use the filament of your choice. The M2 also uses open-source electronics and firmware. The M2 provides the versatility and flexibility you need to accomplish your project your way.

Ready to Use: Every M2 is tested at the MakerGear factory in Beachwood, Ohio and is ready to use out of the box. The Quick Start software, step-by-step user guide, and tutorial video will take you from unboxing through your first prints.

The Real Deal: With it’s ease of use, reliability, excellent prints, high-quality construction and components, and MakerGear’s prompt in-house support from M2 experts, you really do get it all with the MakerGear M2.
Build Dimensions200 mm (8") x 250 mm (10") x 200 mm (8")
Build Plate 110 °C and higher. Borosilicate glass print bed with laminated, replaceable print surface.
Build Plate Leveling4 point leveling. Level out of the box. Leveling assisted by quickstart app.
Filament FeedDirect (non-Bowden).
Materials1.75 mm. PLA, ABS, PET, HIPS, HDPE, TPU (i.e., flexible filament), Polycarbonate, composite (Metal-, Carbon Fiber-, or Wood-Filled), and many more!
Nozzle Shipped with 0.35 mm brass (0.25mm, 0.5mm, 0.75mm brass and 0.35mm and 0.50mm steel are available on the MakerGear website).
Maximum Extruding Temperature 40 W heater and thermistor rated to 300 °C.
Hot End Single extruder. Dual extruder upgrade available. Hot End is easy to swap/upgrade.
Print technology FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)
X/Y Motion Independent axes with high precision linear rails guiding motion driven by kevlar reinforced belts.
Z motion 10 mm rods guide motion driven by lead screw.
Layer Resolution smaller than 50 micron to 0.25 mm with a 0.35 mm nozzle. Please note there is more to print quality than layer thickness.
Print head travel speed Printing: 80 - 200 mm/sec for best print quality. Travel Speed: 450 mm/sec maximum.
Ambient operation temperature 15 ˚C to 32 ˚C (59 ˚F to 90 ˚F)
Storage temperature 0 ˚C to 32 ˚C (32 ˚F to 90 ˚F)
Operating Sound lower than 65 dBA
Machine Weight 12 kg (26.5 lbs.)
Machine Dimensions with spool and full range of motion Width x Depth x Height: 533 mm (21") x 610 mm (24") x 420 mm (16.5").
shipping box dimensions 19 kg (42 lbs.). 535 mm x 535 mm x 535 mm (21" x 21" x 21").
AC input 100 - 120 V (4 A)/220 - 240 V (2 A), 47 - 63 Hz
Power requirements 24 V DC @ 15 A
Power consumption 360 W max
Software Compatible with many open-source and commercially available modeling, slicing, and printer control software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Simplify3D software is recommended.
Connectivity SD Card Reader, USB connection to computer, LCD machine control optional
  • MakerGear M2e Printer with V4 Hot End
  • Power Supply with Adjustable Input Voltage (115 V or 230 V)
  • Power Cord compliant with your country's power outlets
  • 1 kg Spool of Black PLA
  • 8 inch x 10 inch Borosilicate Glass print surface with applied film print surface
  • Roll of 2 inch replacement printing film
  • Tool Set
  • Sample Prints made by your M2
  • SD Card with sample prints
  • User Guide
  • Software Options

    Simplify3D™ ($149) Software (sold separately) is a powerful, integrated software platform that handles all of your 3D printing needs. The immersive environment brings your content to life. The software includes streamlined workflows that help you move from digital to physical faster than ever! S3D includes M2 settings to help you get started. S3D is recommended if you are new to 3D printing or just looking to get started quickly.

    Open Source software is also available for free download. The open source tool-chain allows you prepare your models for printing and run your printer. This software is only recommended for intermediate to advanced users.

    LCD ($99)

    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 as well as a laser-cut ABS housing unit and 3D-printed ABS adjustment knob. If ordered with a printer, it will come installed.

    Spare Parts Set ($110)

    The V4 Spare Parts Set is ideal for international customers and others who wish to maximize uptime by stocking spare parts, and includes:
    1 - V4 Filament Drive
    1 - 40 mm fan (24 V)
    1 - 50 mm fan (24 V)
    1 - Extra Thermistor
    1 - Extra V4 Cartridge Heater
    1 - V4 Hot End

    New M2s have a six-month limited warranty. MakerGear will replace defective parts on M2s that are under warranty. Replacement parts may be new or refurbished and will be shipped via FedEx Ground or USPS Priority in the US only. Exceptions – the MakerGear hot-end is only covered when MakerGear filament and authentic MakerGear components are used. The six-month warranty does not cover machine abuse.
    Assembled M2 3D Printers are in stock and ready to ship.*

    *M2 Lead Time: We do our best to meet the shipping estimates listed above but sometimes shipments are delayed, damaged, lost or we receive wrong or unacceptable parts. If a crucial component is delayed, we may not be able to meet the estimated shipping date. If there is a delay, you will be informed via email so please be sure you provide a correct/working email address with your order. If you do not receive an order confirmation within 24 hours, please let us know.