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M3D

The Micro

7.2 / 10

The Micro by M3D is amongst the most successful FDM printers on Kickstarter, amassing $3,4 million in 2014. It has a tiny build volume of 116x109x113mm, where the top 74mm only reaches a surface of 91x84mm (in other words, it narrows). It prints with 1.75mm filament and reaches a 50-250 micron resolution.

Budget
Starting at 
$599.00

Owner ratings (18)

7.2 / 10
Print quality 
7.0
Ease of use 
8.7
Build quality 
7.8
Reliability 
7.8
Failure rate 
8.1
Customer service 
6.1
Community 
6.3
Running expenses 
6.9
Software 
5.4
Value 
7.9

Pros 
Design
Ease of use
Maintenance
Noise level
Price
Cons 
Print quality
No heated platform
Not open source
Software
Speed

Specifications

Printer type 
FDM
Material 
ABS, PLA
Build volume 
11.6 x 10.9 x 11.3 cm
Min layer height 
50 microns
Max layer height 
350 microns
Extruder Head 
1
XY precision 
15 microns
Printing speed 
-
Open source 
No
Can you use 3rd party material? 
Yes
Heated platform 
No
Filament Diameter 
1.75
On-printer controls 
No
Connectivity 
USB
Owner Reviews 
7.4 / 10

It's an awesome piece of machinery for a decent & affordable cost. It's machine for beginners into 3D printing field.

6.2 / 10

very cute design, fits into handy flight luggage and on desktop, Software looks well but does not support multiple objects on the bed and is buggy regarding the upper build volume and thin parts (bad slicer built in). There is alternative software around for better use of this printer, but much fiddling and not easy to get this to work for beginners. Most pro: small and reliable (but only using external filament spools with bigger diameter) Most con: small usable build volume without alternative software installed

7.6 / 10

It's a good, reliable printer. Excellent for beginners/students.

6.0 / 10

Great for begginers

7.2 / 10

It's a very good printer for the cost of it

6.2 / 10

The M3D Micro can be a great first printer for kids and people that don't want to make 100 setting adjustments to make a print. It's the slowest printer on the planet, but because of that prints rarely fail. They have been having some quality issues, where some people will get one that never has a problem, others have problems left and right. They do have pretty good us based tech support. For most people the slow speed and small build volume will be a complete turn off, but there is no easier printer for a first timer.