From the CEO

How Software Is Hurting Your Print Accuracy, and What You Can Do About It

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Hi everyone, it’s time to explain exactly how printers differ in their accuracy and precision based on their selection of stepper motors, motor drivers, and driving voltage, and driving firmware. As you've may have seen lately, many people people are raving about quality improvements by switching from a stock electronic board to the Duet, which was the first board to use the German-produced Trinamic motor drivers.   Before we get into the details, it’s first important to understand how we define a good print as humans - and that is qualitatively.  The human eye can easily notice details typically down...

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Notes from the CEO: Thoughts on the Crane

Posted by Michael Armani on

With M3D preparing to jump into the Bowden extruder market with the Crane, I thought I’d take some time to talk a little about where we put real value into this printer. It’s a question we hear over and over again: why buy a Crane over the more established models already for sale? First, Crane printers are thoroughly vetted. Typical low-cost "value" printers use what I call a "customer does the QC, if there’s an issue → return to base" model.  Many will admit they only test about a third of their printers. So you'll get a good one eventually,...

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Why Technology/Design Crowdfunding Projects are Extra Risky

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In an effort to claim first to market awareness in the fast-paced field of technology, creators may be launching increasingly risky projects - unknowingly. In this blog post, M3D's CEO Michael Armani explains why technology and design crowdfunding projects are more risky than others.

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What’s the Difference Between PLA, ABS, and Nylon?

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There are several variations of filament (3D Ink) on the market, each with its own unique properties. This guide is meant to break down the different types of filaments available today, outlining their defining characteristics to help users of 3D printers identify the right filament for the job.

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M3D's CEO Michael Armani on the Future of 3D Printing

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This article is focused on the 3D printing industry and its anticipated trends going forward, as discussed by M3D's CEO Michael Armani. Michael compares 3D printers to monochrome 8-bit computers in terms of technological development, describes 3D printers of the future, and projects M3D's expansion into new fields.

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