MakerGear M2 3D Printer

      • The Original Workhorse

        We know that high precision print quality, especially over time, can’t exist without high-quality components. When you combine these components with our Made in the USA quality, it's easy to see why we are regarded as the top choice for industrial-level precision at an affordable price.

        Additionally, we have made this durable machine completely modular, so that maintenance is a breeze — this means less time troubleshooting, more time innovating.

        With our outstanding customer support and amazingly consistent reviews, you can be confident that you'll be delighted with your M2 and its performance.

        M2s are in stock and ready to ship!
        (Refurbished M2s are also in stock and ready to ship.)

      • The M2 was originally released in 2012. MakerGear has continued to improve it based on real-world feedback and is now shipping the M2 Rev. E. (M2e), the fifth generation of the M2 series.

        The M2 Revision E includes a number of improvements including the new, easy to adjust yet more rigid, four-point leveling system, metal components that replaced printed parts, QuickStart software, Tutorial video, and updated User Guide. Open the box, follow the instructions, and beautiful prints will soon follow.

        Reliability: With its steel frame and CNC machined cast aluminum construction, the M2 is engineered and manufactured to provide industrial-level precision with a small footprint. The new four-point print bed is easy to level, stays level, and removes the need for z-compensation (aka “auto-leveling”). Whether you are a professional or a weekend hobbyist, the M2 is built to run and built to last.

        Freedom: While MakerGear filament is recommended, you are free to use the filament of your choice. The M2 also uses open-source electronics and firmware. The M2 provides the versatility and flexibility you need to accomplish your project your way.

        Ready to Use: Every M2 is tested at the MakerGear factory in Beachwood, Ohio, and is ready to use out of the box. The QuickStart software, step-by-step user guide, and tutorial video will take you from unboxing through your first prints.

        The Real Deal: With it’s ease of use, reliability, excellent prints, high-quality construction and components, and MakerGear’s prompt in-house support from M2 experts, you really do get it all with the MakerGear M2.
      • Build Dimensions 200 mm (8") x 250 mm (10") x 200 mm (8")
        Build Plate 110 °C and higher. Borosilicate glass print bed with laminated, replaceable print surface.
        Build Plate Leveling 4 point leveling. Level out of the box. Leveling assisted by quickstart app.
        Filament Feed Direct (non-Bowden).
        Materials 1.75 mm. PLA, ABS*, PET, HIPS*, HDPE, TPU (i.e., flexible filament), Polycarbonate, composite (Metal-, Carbon Fiber-, or Wood-Filled), and many more!
        Nozzle Shipped with 0.35 mm brass (0.25mm, 0.5mm, 0.75mm brass and 0.35mm and 0.50mm steel are available on the MakerGear website).
        Maximum Extruding Temperature 40 Watt heater and thermistor rated to 300 °C.
        Hot End Single extruder. Hot End is easy to swap/upgrade.
        Print technology FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)
        X/Y Motion Independent axes with high precision linear rails guiding motion driven by kevlar reinforced belts.
        Z motion 10 mm rods guide motion driven by lead screw.
        Layer Resolution smaller than 50 microns to 0.25 mm with a 0.35 mm nozzle. Please note there is more to print quality than layer thickness.
        Print head travel speed Printing: 80 - 200 mm/sec for best print quality. Travel Speed: 450 mm/sec maximum.
        Ambient operation temperature 15 ˚C to 32 ˚C (59 ˚F to 90 ˚F)
        Storage temperature 0 ˚C to 32 ˚C (32 ˚F to 90 ˚F)
        Operating Sound lower than 65 dBA
        Machine Weight 12 kg (26.5 lbs.)
        Machine Dimensions with spool and full range of motion Width x Depth x Height: 533 mm (21") x 610 mm (24") x 420 mm (16.5").
        shipping box dimensions 19 kg (42 lbs.). 535 mm x 535 mm x 535 mm (21" x 21" x 21").
        AC input 100 - 120 V (4 A)/220 - 240 V (2 A), 47 - 63 Hz
        Power requirements 24 Volts DC @ 15 Amp
        Power consumption 360 Watt max
        Software Compatible with many open-source and commercially available modeling, slicing, and printer control software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Simplify3D software is recommended.
        Connectivity SD Card Reader, USB connection to a computer, LCD machine control optional
        *CA Prop 65   WARNING: This Filament - when used in the operation of 3D Printers or 3D Pens - can expose you and others in the same room to styrene, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. .
      • - MakerGear M2e printer with V4 hot end

        - Power supply with adjustable input voltage (115 V or 230 V)

        - Power cord compliant with your country's power outlets

        - 1 kg spool of black PLA

        - 8 inch x 10 inch borosilicate glass print surface with applied film print surface

        - Roll of 2 inch replacement printing film


        - Sample prints made by your M2

        - SD card with sample prints

        - User guide
      • Software Options

        Simplify3D™ ($199) Software (sold separately) is a powerful, integrated software platform that handles all of your 3D printing needs. The immersive environment brings your content to life. The software includes streamlined workflows that help you move from digital to physical faster than ever! S3D includes M2 settings to help you get started. S3D is recommended if you are new to 3D printing or just looking to get started quickly.

      • Open Source software is also available for free download. The open-source tool-chain allows you to prepare your models for printing and run your printer. This software is only recommended for intermediate to advanced users.

      • LCD ($99)

        The MakerGear LCD Interface is a perfect upgrade item for those who wish to control their printer without the use of a computer. It includes a RepRap Smart Controller-style LCD screen as well as a laser-cut ABS housing unit and 3D-printed ABS adjustment knob. 

        Spare Parts Set ($110)

        The V4 Spare Parts Set is ideal for international customers and others who wish to maximize uptime by stocking spare parts, and includes:
        1 - V4 Filament Drive
        1 - 40 mm fan (24 V)
        1 - 50 mm fan (24 V)
        1 - Extra Thermistor
        1 - Extra V4 Cartridge Heater
        1 - V4 Hot End

      • Important: Review the Terms of Service updated on 5/31/22 before purchasing.

      • M2s are in stock and ready to ship.

      • MakerGear will include the standard power cord used in the country to which the 3D printer is shipped.

        MakerGear shipping fees cover transportation only. Customs duties, domestic sales tax, etc. are the responsibility of the customer.

        Customers who live in Canada and other certain countries who have applicable free trade agreements with the US will not be charged customs duties, though domestic sales tax may still apply. Customers in South Korea will need to fill out their portion of the Certificate of Origin form and send it to for completion by MakerGear to eliminate customs duties.

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