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Steel-solid, big volume, prints great — with tweaking, the M2 could be best-in-class.

Torture test print. Click to view large.

MAKERGEAR’S M2 IS THE LONG AWAITED FOLLOWUP to their Mosaic 3D printer, and while there is a family resemblance, there’s been a radical upgrade. Forget plywood — this printer’s frame is stainless steel, and the rest of the structural elements are stainless and anod- ized aluminum. The print volume has also been greatly expanded to 8″×10″×8″ — one of the biggest in its price range.

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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Just Released! 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • Primo Features Metal construction, heated platform, polished frame, RAMBo mother-board, Teflon leadscrew
  • Print volume 8″×10″×8″
  • Print speed 150mm/sec
  • Print material ABS, PLA
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.02mm (0.02mm possible)
  • Machine software Printrun
  • Slicing software Slic3r
  • OS supported Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Open Source Yes
  • Price as tested $1,299 kit, $1,499 assembled
  • Pedigree RepRap Mendel/Pruse
  • Print without PC? Yes, SD card