M2 Carbon - 3D printers
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Basic specs Price: $ 162,500
Model M2
Brand Carbon (see all products)
Category Industrial
Topic Resin 3D printing (see all articles)
Technology Resin > CDLP
Material Thermoplastics > Standard (PLA, ABS…)
Build volume 190 x 111 x 325 mm
Release date

Carbon M2 review

The Carbon M2 is a production 3D printer of the Carbon company, based in the USA. The M2 is the second 3D printer introduced by Carbon, it offers a larger build volume compared to the M1. Carbon used to be called Carbon3D.

The Carbon proprietary 3D printing technology is called Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP). CLIP works by projecting light through an oxygen-permeable window into a reservoir of UV curable resin. The build platform lifts continuously as the object is grown without requiring more time-consuming steps. By controlling the oxygen flux, CLIP creates a thin layer of uncured resin between the window and the object. This thin layer is called by Carbon the “Dead-Zone”. This makes it possible to grow the object without stopping. A continuous sequence of UV images is projected and the object is drawn from the resin tank without interruption.

CLIP 3D printing process is 25 to 100 times faster than usual 3D printing techniques. An additional advantage of the CLIP technology is the resistance of the 3D printed objects, with no weaknesses between layers.

This fast 3D printing technology is compatible with Carbon proprietary materials; including Rigid Polyurethane (RPU), Flexible Polyurethane (FPU), Elastomeric Polyurethane (EPU), Cyanate Ester, Epoxy and Urethane Methacrylate.

The Carbon M2 can be acquired on a subscription based model. At $50,000/yr and a minimum of 3 year term; plus the compulsory “Printer Industrial Accessory Pack at $12,500”, the Carbon M2 can be acquired for a minimum of $162,500.

For this investment Carbon offers the following advantages:

Software included with the Carbon M2:
• Current software and future periodic commercial updates

Support included with the Carbon M2:
• Online access to user documentation
• Phone and email support
• On-site service for repair and maintenance
• Replacement and upgraded parts
• Window cassette refurbishment

In addition Carbon advertises some specific options:

Printer Installation & Training Fee – $10,000:
• Shipping and Handling
• On-site Installation
• Complimentary Initial Training
• Safety and Cleaning Accessories
• Resin Sampler Pack

Additional Printer Installation Fee – $5,000:
Applies to additional printers installed at an existing site
• Shipping and Handling
• On-site Installation
• Does not include Initial Training
• Does not include Safety and Cleaning Accessories
• Does not include Resin Sampler Pack

Printer Industrial Accessory Pack – $12,500:
Required with first subscription
• Orbital Shaker
• UV Curing Flood Lamp
• Convection Oven
• Compressed Air Cleaning Cabinet
• Pour Stand
• 10 : 1 Resin Dispenser

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Model M2
Manufacturer Carbon
Price $ 162,500
Release date
Status Available
Category Industrial
Technology Resin > CDLP
Material Thermoplastics > Standard (PLA, ABS…)


Max. build size 190 x 111 x 325 mm
Max. build volume 6.85425 L
Max. temperatures
Build chamber
Build plate
Min. layer thickness
XY accuracy 0.075 mm
Max. print speed


Nozzle diameter(s)
Filament diameter
Power input


Heated print bed
Dual extruder
Independent Dual Extruder (IDEX)
Multiple extruders (3+)
Pellet extruder
Full color
Conveyor belt
Hybrid manufacturing
Freeform (robotic arm)


Wifi Yes
SD card
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