I’ve looked over available M3 information, primarily the knowledge base and M3-ID forum postings .. (interesting that there is almost nothing on the forum about the SE). I understand the marketed advantages of the M3 (i.e. the improved cooling as well as the OctoPrint/networking stuff along with assisted leveling). I just haven’t convinced myself of the value associated with the additional cost of the unit over an M2 kit. (I’d be funding this personally, so a related factor is that I could pick up two kits for a bit more than an M3).
I understand there are several use case factors to consider, but some initial specific questions would be ..
- - is there any improvement in overall printing or print quality
- robustness of wireless network connectivity .. (I currently solely run tethered USB using S3D slice/control)
- is the OctoPrint Cura engine producing good results .. (or do I stick with S3D)
- ease of leveling .. is ‘true leveling’ an easier/better process (especially for less experienced users).
I’m keeping an open mind on this and would like to learn more about experienced M3 benefits or issues before finalizing a decision and would appreciate any feedback or thoughts.