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Re: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews

Postby wbp » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:05 am

I've had an M3 ID for about a week or so now. one of the biggest improvements I see over the M2 (which I had previously) is the cooling fans. For one thing, I find that supports remove much more cleanly. Compared to prints made with the M2 of the same objects, overhanging sections are much cleaner.
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Re: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews

Postby Tim » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:43 pm

wbp wrote:one of the biggest improvements I see over the M2 (which I had previously) is the cooling fans.

. . . which should be good news for M2 owners. It should be pretty easy to change the fan mount on the M2 to match the design of the M3.
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Re: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews

Postby dramsey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:58 pm

How do you guys with the M3 ID handle multi-color prints? Are ooze shields pretty much a requirement?
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Re: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews

Postby zahn » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:12 am

I am also interested in how the M3 duel extruders avoid contamination when using 2 materials. They don't have any dump/priming buckets on the side to clean their nozzles nor any system like that, is this correct? I also was wondering how well the extruders work together i.e mirror mod and how they maximize the printing space (when using both is the printer area very limited?)
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Re: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews

Postby rs50pilot » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:11 am

Each extruder is supposed to purge a little off to the side and then wipe on the first layer, It did that before I installed my PEI sheet and now after calibrating a couple times it does not hit the bed close enough to wipe it off, I'm sure that is my doing. Makergear suggests in the video to use a purge pillar and a ooze shield when printing dual colors. I have only made two multi color prints with my ID... both came out not as good as I would expect, but were small prints and I was just screwing around to see what happens. I haven't tried to dial in the dual color prints yet. I bought the ID for production. Print 20 parts in the time it takes to print 10. It really shines at that.
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