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

Twelve thousand Kickstarter backers can't be wrong.


Christine Burkson


Posted on Jun 13, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 3:09 pm CDT

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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*First Published: Jun 13, 2016, 1:52 pm CDT