May 4, 2017 | By Tess

As the 3D printing industry gears up for the RAPID + TCT event in Pittsburgh, we at 3Ders are excited to see what new products and technologies are presented there. The event, which begins on May 8, has already brought about exciting news from various 3D printing companies, including BeAM Machines, which earlier this week announced its new Modulo 5-axis DED 3D printer.

Most recently, 3D printer manufacturer MakerGear has announced that it will be debuting a new generation of desktop 3D printers at RAPID Pittsburgh. Its new 3D printing systems, the MakerGear M3 Single Extrusion and M3 Independent Dual 3D printers, are geared towards applications in industry and education and integrate a number of new features and advancements that build on MakerGear’s existing systems.

MakerGear M3 Independent Dual 3D printer

These features include True-Leveling™, WiFi connectivity, wireless control, and an integrated user interface. The MakerGear M3 single extrusion 3D printer, known as M3-SE, is built for ease-of-use and simplicity. With a strong steel frame and a high-temperature V4 hot end, the M3-SE 3D printer also comes with a 12-month warranty and free, in-house support. (Longer warranties can also be purchased).

In terms of specs, MakerGear’s new M3 FDM 3D printing system has a relatively standard build volume of 203 x 254 x 203 mm, a layer resolution between 20 µ and 350 µ, and a build speed of up to 18 mm³ per second. With a footprint of 533 x 610 x 420 mm, the M3 3D printer can fit easily into a workspace. Currently, the M3-SE 3D printer is available for pre-order through MakerGear’s website. It is listed for the reduced price of $2,350 and will supposedly be ready to ship on May 22, 2017.

MakerGear M3 Single Extrusion 3D printer

The M3 Independent Dual 3D printer, for its part, offers many of the same features as the standard M3 printer but adds multi-material, double-extrusion printing. For more professional applications especially, having the means to print multi-material objects or soluble supports is increasingly important.

As you may have guessed by its name, the M3 Independent Dual features an “independent” dual extrusion system that allows users to double their production speed for single-material prints. To benefit from this feature, users simply have to use the M3-ID’s Mimeo Mode. Currently, the M3-ID is listed online for $2,999, and will begin shipping in July 2017.

​MakerGear M3 Independent Dual 3D printer

Rick Pollack, MakerGear founder and CEO, said: “Our new products have the functionality and performance to meet the growing needs of professionals and educators. We have a standing commitment to provide excellent products with expert support. With the M3, we stand firmly behind this philosophy.”

MakerGear is based in Beechwood, Ohio and was founded in 2009. Its M2 desktop 3D printer has been highly ranked by 3D Hubs for desktop 3D printing and has even been heralded as the “#1 Workhorse 3D Printer”.

MakerGear M3 Single Extrusion 3D printer

“MakerGear has a long tradition of helping our customers achieve optimal results, and today, we are expanding our footprint with the long awaited M3," Pollack added. "And continuing our commitment to our community, we are proud that it is primarily manufactured in and around our headquarters in Beachwood, Ohio."

More specifications for MakerGear's M3 3D printer:

Build volume 203 x 254 x 203 mm
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
Layer resolution 0.020 - 0.350 mm (20 - 350 µ)
Movement resolution 0.001 mm (1 µ) per micro-step
Print head travel speed 30 - 450 mm/s
Build speed 0.35 mm nozzle: up to 18 mm³/s
Build plate Borosilicate glass plate with polyimide film.
Build plate temperature 20 - 130 °C (enclosed), 20 - 120 °C (not enclosed)
Assisted leveling method True-Level™ calibration
Nozzle type and diameter Brass 0.35 mm standard, .25 - 0.75 available. Stainless steel 0.35 - 0.5 mm available
Nozzle temperature 180 - 300 °C
Connectivity Wi-Fi, LAN, USB, SD
Supported OS MacOS, Windows, Linux



Posted in 3D Printer



Maybe you also like:


Arik wrote at 5/5/2017 3:05:10 PM:

Movement resolution of 1 micron? did you ever try to measure 1 micron? There is no way to to achieve that with belt linear motion.

Leave a comment:

Your Name:


Subscribe us to Feeds twitter facebook   

About provides the latest news about 3D printing technology and 3D printers. We are now seven years old and have around 1.5 million unique visitors per month.

News Archive