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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: $ 2,5502 180 €1,950 £288,191 ¥
Model M3 (M3-SE)
Manufacturer MakerGear
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA, Other plastics, ABS, Carbon fiber and composites
Max. build size 203 × 254 × 203 mm7.99 × 10 × 7.99 in
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.

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Model M3 (M3-SE)
Manufacturer MakerGear
Price $ 2,5502 180 €1,950 £288,191 ¥
Release date 2018
Country United States
Status Available
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA, Other plastics, ABS, Carbon fiber and composites
Filament diameter 1.75 mm0.07 in
OS compatibility Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Linux
Generic material Yes


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


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


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


Wifi Yes
SD card Yes
Ethernet Yes
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