3D Printing Blog

GT2 Belts and Pulleys Available at the Store

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The M3D Store has recently increased its shelf space, and we’re using some of it to offer new GT2-style belts and pulleys, for all of your power transmission needs. We have 12, 20, and 45 tooth aluminum pulleys compatible with any GT2 system. They can be secured onto 5mm round shafting with the included set screw, and are sized to fit any standard 6mm tall belt. Speaking of belts, GT2 belts are also now available from the store. There’s an 88 tooth closed belt, 6mm tall, that we use under the Z platform of the Promega. We also offer a...

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New NEMA Stepper Motors Now Available at the M3D Store

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M3D is happy to announce the addition of NEMA 14 and NEMA 17 motors to our online Parts store, which will joining the lineup of 24BYJ and 28BYJ steppers currently offered. These new NEMA stepper motors are well-suited for many applications, including 3D printers, small CNC machines, and any project where high torque and high controllability and accuracy are required. Our ultra-efficient NEMA motors are specially designed for high power applications, so they stay cooler than other motors in similar applications, which is critical when working in a high temperature setting. They are also shorter and lighter than most motors...

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M3D Launches Crane Quad 3D Printer, the World’s First Full-Color Palette Desktop 3D Printer Under $500

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M3D Launches Crane Quad 3D Printer, the World’s First Full-Color Palette Desktop 3D Printer Under $500   With more than 50,000 colors possible, the first-of-its-kind 3D printer cements M3D’s leadership position in the consumer market   FULTON, Md. – April 23, 2018 – M3D, LLC, the top U.S. manufacturer of 3D printers, begins a new era of color 3D printing today with the launch of its Crane QuadTM 3D printer. Designed for enthusiasts, Crane Quad is the industry’s first multi-material desktop 3D printer that can produce true multi-colored objects. Building on M3D’s legacy of innovation in creating affordable and easy-to-use...

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M3D Continues to Support Education

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M3D has always had strong ties to the Maker Movement. Our founders participated in various competitions at the onset of the Maker Movement in the early 2000’s and their experiences are integral to the founding of M3D. As the first truly plug and play, out of the box, consumer desktop 3D printer, we are proud that the Micro (and now Micro+) have transformed non-makers into Makers. As seen in our recent #madeonamicro competition, we are inspired by their journeys and are humbled by their accomplishments. In that continuing commitment to cultivate tomorrow’s inventors, hackers, creators and Makers, we have created partnerships and programs which facilitate that journey through education and hands-on learning.

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Tough vs Tough 115A 3D Ink®

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It’s a tough world out there for 3D printed models... especially for prints done in PLA, the most common filament type out there. Even with thicker walls and lots of infill, PLA prints are still rather brittle and subject to easy breaking, just due to the properties of the material itself. While we have no doubts PLA will remain a dominant player in 3D printing due to is low-cost pricing and easy printing attributes, know that there are other filament types out there, and for good reason. If you want to stop holding your breath every time your clumsy friend (or kid!) picks up one of your prints, then keep reading.

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