MakerGear M2 3D Printer Kit

  • A MakerGear Classic Is Back

    The M2 Kit is back!  With all the same components that ship on our M2 rev E ( more info here), the kit allows you to fully understand the workings of your M2 prior to putting it to work.  

    The very important small print - Read the following before ordering the M2 3D Printer Kit:  the M2 is a precision machine, and as such, requires diligent attention to detail during assembly. The kit is intended for people who very much want to put their printer together and is not intended as a way to just save a few bucks. 

    If you have questions during assembly--and you probably will--it will be a great opportunity to become an active member of the MakerGear  forum. MakerGear support will only provide limited support to kit builders - we will send out missing or replacement parts and we will answer questions specifically related to the assembly instructions - in other words if the instructions are not clear. We want your kit experience to be delightful but we simply can't hold your hand during the process. If this is a problem, please get an assembled/tested M2.

  • 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.

    Reliability: 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 Dimensions 200 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 Leveling 4 point leveling. Level out of the box. Leveling assisted by quickstart app.
    Filament Feed Direct (non-Bowden).
    Materials 1.75 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.

    The very important small print - Read the following before ordering the M2 3D Printer Kit:  the M2 is a precision machine, and as such, requires diligent attention to detail during assembly. The kit is intended for people who very much want to put their printer together and is not intended as a way to just save a few bucks. 

    If you have questions during assembly--and you probably will--it will be a great opportunity to become an active member of the MakerGear  forum. MakerGear support will only provide limited support to kit builders - we will send out missing or replacement parts and we will answer questions specifically related to the assembly instructions - in other words if the instructions are not clear. We want your kit experience to be delightful but we simply can't hold your hand during the process. If this is a problem, please get an assembled/tested M2.

  • M2 Kits ordered today will ship in about 2 weeks.

  • MakerGear will include the standard power cord used in the country to which the 3D printer is shipped.

    MakerGear shipping fees cover transportation only. Customs duties, domestic sales tax, etc. are the responsibility of the customer.

    Customers who live in Canada and other certain countries who have applicable free trade agreements with the US will not be charged customs duties, though domestic sales tax may still apply. Customers in South Korea will need to fill out their portion of the Certificate of Origin form and send it to customs@makergear.com for completion by MakerGear to eliminate customs duties.
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