This is the best 3D printer for beginners on a budget

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Twelve thousand Kickstarter backers can't be wrong.

The magic of 3D printing has yet to wear off after years of technological finessing. You can design a custom figurine, or a replacement part for your Dyson, and watch as it is being formed, layer by layer.

The M3D Printer brings this magic home at a price more affordable than most. It’s designed for consumers first, as a  3D printer for beginners. After launching on Kickstarter, it was quickly funded by 12,000 backers and went to market.

The printer is a 7.3-inch, highly portable cube that fits comfortably in small spaces. It can’t produce large objects, but is a great option for anything up to 4.6 inches tall. Very little setup and maintenance is required. Once connected via USB, it works with the companion desktop app--allowing users to drag and drop files into the print queue.

The M3D works with many materials (ABS, PLA, nylon, and more), with a layer resolution between 50-350 microns. The tolerance is just 15 microns, and the ceramic heating system powers rapid printing.

You can currently get the M3D with four reels of filament for $399. While it may seem steep, the 3D printer alone costs $400 on Amazon. This deal saves you $100 in filament and includes free shipping. Order today to start printing now.


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