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M3 (M3-SE) M3 (M3-SE) 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 (M3-SE) desktop 3D printer. - by , May 8, 2017
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Basic specs Price: $ 2,550
Model M3 (M3-SE)
Brand MakerGear (see all products)
Category Hobbyist
Technology Extrusion
Material Thermoplastics > Standard (PLA, ABS…), Thermoplastics > Engineering (PC, nylon…)
Build volume
Release date 2018
Country United States

MakerGear M3 (M3-SE) review

The MakerGear M3 is professional FDM desktop 3D printer by MakerGear, a manufacturer based in Ohio, United-States.

The M3 is the new version of the award-winning Makergear M2 3D Printer (first place awards in the “Best of Workhorse 2017” category and “Best of Enthusiast 2015/2016” from 3D Hubs). This versatile 3D printer is positioned as a reliable workhorse, designed to offer continuous operation and long-term performance for professional and industrial users.

MakerGear M3 features

The MakerGear M3 exists in two versions, the M3 Single Extrusion (M3-SE) and the M3 Independent Dual Extrusion (M3-ID).

This FDM 3D printer offers interesting features such as:

  • V4 hotends and the ability to use different nozzle diameters: this 3D printer comes with a 0.35 mm standard brass nozzle. Other brass nozzle diameters (0.25 – 0.75 mm) and stainless steel nozzles (diameter 0.35 – 0.5 mm) are also available. The nozzles can reach up to 300°C and are ready to use in less than 2 minutes.
  • a completely wireless system: the MakerGear M3 boasts a detachable touchscreen and offers Wi-Fi connectivity. Users can control 3D prints from different devices such as a computer or a smartphone.
  • assisted bed leveling: this “True Leveling” feature, according to MakerGear, is more precise, reliable, and convenient than regular auto-leveling.
  • a high-precision cooling system to minimize the air friction and optimize the air flow distribution for cooling in order to make better 3D prints.
  • a heated build plate: heated from corner to corner, the build plate temperature can reach 130°C when enclosed and 120°C when not enclosed.
  • a welded steel frame for unmatched rigidity and structural support, enabling users to achieve high print resolution at greater speeds than with traditional 3D printer frame construction
  • an “Auto-prep” option to prepare STL files for 3D printing, including pre-configured materials profiles.

MakerGear’s M3 is compatible with ABS, HIPS, Nylon, PET-G/T, PLA, PC, TPE, TPU, composites (metal, wood, carbon fiber), and more.

The 3D printer arrives preconfigured with OctoPrint for MakerGear and M3 QuickStart. It is compatible with a wide range of third-party software packages (free and open-source as well as proprietary).

The MakerGear M3 includes a one-year warranty and free, in-house technical support in addition to a thriving online community. The warranty can be extended for two or three years.

MakerGear M3 price

The official retail price of the M3-ID is $2,550, available on Amazon.

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M3 (M3-SE) MakerGear


Model M3 (M3-SE)
Manufacturer MakerGear
Price $ 2,550
Release date 2018
Country United States
Status Available
Category Hobbyist
Technology Extrusion
Material Thermoplastics > Standard (PLA, ABS…), Thermoplastics > Engineering (PC, nylon…)


Max. build size
Max. build volume 10.47 L
Max. temperatures
Build chamber
Build plate
Min. layer thickness 0.02 mm
XY accuracy
Max. print speed 450 mm/s


Dimensions 533 × 610 × 420 mm
Weight 12 kg
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.35 mm
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
Power input 100 - 120 V (4 A)/220 - 240 V (2 A), 47 - 63 Hz100


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


Wifi Yes
SD card Yes
Ethernet Yes
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