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Makergear M2
Makergear M2
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Makergear M2 review: 15 facts and highlights

1. Has a heated build platform

A heated build platform helps keep the lowest levels of a print warm as the higher layers are printed. This allows the overall print to cool more evenly.
Makergear M2
45% have it

2. 1.75mm filament diameter

The 1.75mm filament diameter is gradually overtaking the previous 3mm standard. The 1.75mm filament feeds into the printer with greater ease and allows for more detail in the printing process.
Makergear M2
57% have it

3. Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Printers based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded through a nozzle, layer by layer, to create the object. One of the main advantages of printers based on FDM is that they work with a wide range of materials.
Makergear M2
52% have it

4. 3D print speed

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.
200mm/s
Fabbster Kit: 600mm/s

5. Prints in PLA

Polylactic acid (PLA) is popular in 3D printing as it cools and sets quickly. Unlike ABS plastic, it is biodegradable and therefore better for the environment. It can be used to build support structures for other printouts, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
Makergear M2
77% have it

6. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
100µm
Robox: 2µm

7. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
100µm
Robox: 2µm

8. Prints in ABS plastic

The printer prints in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). This is up to 30 times stronger than regular plastic and is commonly used in 3D printing.
Makergear M2
70% have it

9. weight

12.7kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g

10. layer thickness

The thinner each print layer is, the more detailed you can make your designs. Layer thickness is often also referred to as resolution and is measured in microns (µm).
50µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm

11. nozzle size

The smaller the nozzle, the more detailed the final product can be. However, when speed of printing is of greater importance than detail, a larger nozzle may be preferable.
0.35mm
Robox: 0.3mm

12. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Makergear M2
52% have it

13. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
203 x 203 x 254
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850

14. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
0.5
miniFactory 3D Printer: 2

15. higher z-axis resolution

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.
250µm
Robox: 0.5µm

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