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Best full-color 3D printer 2019
Basic specs Price: $ 549469 €420 £62,046 ¥
Manufacturer M3D
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA, Other plastics, ABS
Max. build size 214 × 214 × 230 mm8.43 × 8.43 × 9.06 in
Release date 2018
Country United States
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M3D Crane Quad review

The M3D Crane Quad is a full-color extrusion 3D printer made by M3D, a manufacturer based in the US.

This affordable multicolor 3D printer offers a rather large build volume for a desktop 3D printer.

The Crane Quad features a four-in one-out extruder that is capable of mixing filament together. Therefore, according to the manufacturer, it is possible to 3D print up to 50,000 different colors.

Users may also choose to not mix colors, and use four different types of material for one 3D print.

Crane Quad main features

  • Standalone 3D printing: users may 3D print offline thanks to USB and SD card connectivity.
  • LCD screen: provides more control over the 3D printing process.
  • Heated print bed: this extrusion 3D printer is able to 3D print PLA, ABS, and other thermoplastics thanks to its heated print bed. Also, the Crane Quad’s nozzle can heat up to 255°C.
  • Automatic bed leveling (optional): eliminates the need for manual calibration of the print bed.

M3D Crane Quad price

This affordable dual extruder 3D printer is available at the manufacturer price of $549.

The M3D Crane series also includes the Crane Bowden and the Crane Dual. Discover our selection of the best desktop 3D printers.


Model Crane Quad
Manufacturer M3D
Price $ 549469 €420 £62,046 ¥
Release date 2018
Country United States
Status Available
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Filament diameter 1.75 mm0.07 in
OS compatibility Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Linux
Generic material Yes


XY accuracy 0.01 mm0 in
Max. build size 214 × 214 × 230 mm8.43 × 8.43 × 9.06 in
Max. build volume 10.53 L
Max. print speed
Min. layer thickness


Dimensions 380 × 480 × 430 mm14.96 × 18.9 × 16.93 in
Nozzle diameter(s)
Power input


Heated print bed Yes
Heated build chamber No
Automatic calibration Yes
Closed frame No
Dual extruder Yes
Independent Dual Extruder No
Full color Yes
LCD screen Yes
Touchscreen No
On-board camera No
Mobile app No
3D scanners No
CNC mill No
Electronics 3D printing No
Laser engraving No
Conveyor belt No


Wifi No
Bluetooth No
SD card Yes
Ethernet No