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M3 Dual (M3-ID) M3 Dual (M3-ID) Product description: A desktop 3D printer with a maximum build size of 203 x 254 x 203 mm, manufactured by MakerGear. Customer reviews:
Review of the M3 Dual (M3-ID) desktop 3D printer. - by , May 9, 2017
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Basic specs Price: $ 3,2992 821 €2,523 £372,840 ¥
Metascore
Model M3 Dual (M3-ID)
Manufacturer MakerGear
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA, Other plastics, ABS
Max. build size 203 × 254 × 203 mm7.99 × 10 × 7.99 in
Release date
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MakerGear M3 Dual (M3-ID) review

The MakerGear M3 Dual is a professional FDM desktop 3D printer by MakerGear, a manufacturer from Ohio, US. The M3 Independent Dual is also known as the M3-ID or M3 Independent Dual Extrusion.
The M3 is the newest successor to the award-winning M2 3D Printer. This versatile 3D printer is positioned as a reliable workhorse, designed to offer continuous operation and long-term performance for professional, industrial, and educational use.
The M3 comes in two versions, the M3 Single Extrusion (M3-SE) and the M3 Independent Dual (M3-ID).

MakerGear M3 Dual (M3-ID) features

Crafted from precision-machined components, this professional desktop 3D printer offers interesting features such as:

  • Independent dual extrusion: allowing for greater speed with flexible and rigid composite printing, multi-colored/multi-material 3D printing, and soluble support 3D printing.
  • V4 hotends and different nozzle diameters: this 3D printer comes with a 0.35 mm standard brass nozzle. Brass nozzles (diameter 0.25 – 0.75 mm) and stainless steel nozzles (diameter 0.35 – 0.5 mm) are available. The nozzles can reach a temperature between 180 and 300°C in less than 2 minutes.
  • Bed-leveling system with touch probe: MakerGear names this feature “True Leveling” and, according to them, it’s more precise, reliable, and convenient than regular auto-leveling.
  • Heated print bed: the build plate temperature can reach up to 130°C with the MakerGear enclosure and 120°C without it.
  • “Auto-prep” option: pre-configured material profiles allow for a one-click preparation of STL files with a broad range of materials.

The M3-ID is able to 3D print ABS, HIPS, Nylon, PET-G, PET-T, PLA, polycarbonate, PVA, TPE, and TPU as well as metal composites (metal, wood, carbon fiber, etc.).

An optional enclosure for the M3-ID Rev. 1 is also available for an additional fee.

MakerGear M3 Dual (M3-ID) price

The manufacturer price of the M3-ID is $3,299.

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M3 Dual (M3-ID) MakerGear

General

Model M3 Dual (M3-ID)
Manufacturer MakerGear
Metascore
Price $ 3,2992 821 €2,523 £372,840 ¥
Release date
Country
Status Available
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA, Other plastics, ABS
Filament diameter 1.75 mm0.07 in
OS compatibility Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Linux
Generic material Yes

Performance

XY accuracy
Max. build size 203 × 254 × 203 mm7.99 × 10 × 7.99 in
Max. build volume 10.47 L
Max. print speed 450 mm17.72 in/s
Min. layer thickness 0.02 mm0.001 in

Hardware

Dimensions 533 × 610 × 420 mm20.98 × 24.02 × 16.54 in
Weight 12 kg26.46 lb
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.35 mm0.01 in
Power input 100 - 120 V (4 A)/220 - 240 V (2 A), 47 - 63 Hz100

Features

Heated print bed Yes
Heated build chamber
Automatic calibration Yes
Closed frame Yes
Dual extruder Yes
Independent Dual Extruder Yes
Full color
LCD screen
Touchscreen Yes
On-board camera
Mobile app
3D scanners
CNC mill
Electronics 3D printing
Laser engraving
Conveyor belt
Air filter

Connectivity

USB Yes
Wifi Yes
Bluetooth
SD card Yes
Ethernet Yes
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MakerGear M3 Dual (M3-ID) tests and ratings

Metascore
4 / 5