The Micro - $299 3D Printer

At $299 touting Auto calibration, levelling and 50-350 micron layer resolution, is this too good to be true? And is this the future?

Currently it’s at 84k over $3 million in funding.

From kickstarter:

*Technical Specifications

Printer Dimensions: It’s a cube, 7.3 in (185 mm) per side.
It is lightweight, roughly 2.2 lb (1 kg).
It can also be used with any Windows, Mac, or Linux based system.
USB-Compatible connection.
Supports many different materials: ABS, PLA, Nylon, and more.
Filament: standard 1.75mm. Nearly 1/2 lb (225 g) rolls.
Standard filament rolls also supported.
Removable Print Bed.
50-350 micron layer resolution.
15 micron X and Y positioning accuracy.
Dimensions: Print height: 116mm (4.6"). Base Print Area: 109mm x 113mm. Print Area Above 74mm: 91mm x 84mm.
M3D software for an effortless, plug-and-play experience.
Supports and uses open source software (for advanced users).

M3D has introduced many innovations in the field of filament-based 3D printing with the introduction of The Micro:

  1. Most space-efficient 3D printer ever made.
  2. Light-weight, portable design fits nicely on your desk.
  3. Micro motion chip provides completely automatic leveling and calibration.
  4. Most quiet 3D printer ever made.
  5. Lowest power consumption 3D printer ever made.
  6. Carbon fiber rods: light, sturdy, self-lubricating and long-lasting
  7. Ceramic heater for rapid heat-up, power efficiency, reliability and safety.
  8. Bold colors. Choose from Silver, Black, Blue, RedOrange, and Green.
  9. New filament materials like Chameleon PLA.
  10. Inspirational Micro filament spools.
  11. Modernized touch-capable software.
  12. Replaceable print beds for alternative materials.
  13. Replaceable nozzles for experimenters.
  14. Designed for fast assembly in the US for quality control.
  15. An ABS-based print bed allows you to print larger ABS parts.*
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That’s pretty cool.


I want this!

Other 3D Printers are pretty clunky to use this looks pretty consumer friendly

You can print parts to make these little guys =D

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But can it do this?

yes. if you give it sandwich