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MakerGear M3-ID 3D Printer

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M3-IDs are in stock and ready to ship! Made in the USA


The MakerGear M3-ID has changed the way dual is done. It is the first desktop 3D printer to fully support duplication printing with independent extruders.

Unlike traditional dual systems, where both extruders are locked into the same task, the M3-ID’s extruders work both independently and simultaneously, doubling your printing capacity.

The M3-ID is made for the long haul and excels at high-volume, high-quality print jobs thanks to its rock-solid steel frame and touch probe-powered True Leveling.

With industrial-grade precision and reliability in a machine compact enough to sit on your desk, the M3-ID is built for prototyping and production. Print crisp, clean lines on multicolor models; mix and match a large variety of materials to achieve the ideal balance of desired properties; and make complex and intricate parts using soluble support materials.

M3-IDs are in stock and ready to ship!


Independent Dual Extruders for fast multi-material printing and use of soluble supports.

Linear Rails of industrial grade, Cast Tooling Plate Components, Direct Drive Extruders.

Touch Probe for automatic and reliable leveling of Heated Bed.

WiFi/Ethernet Connectivity offering remote control and monitoring capabilities.

Onboard Computer with 10GB storage.

USB Port enabling users to print files stored on flash drives.

Simplify 3D, the leading independent slicing software, included with free updates for life.

OctoPrint for MakerGear offers one-click file preparation and design-to-print integration.

MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS & Android Compatibility.

M3-IDs are in stock and ready to ship!


Build Dimensions
Head 1 - 203 x 232 x 203 mm, Head 2 = 180 x 232 x 203 mm, Duplication/Mimeo Mode = 100 x 232 x 203 per extruder
Build Plate Up to 110 °C. Borosilicate glass build plate coated with polyimide film.
Assisted Leveling Yes - True-Leveling + Auto-Leveling
Filament Feed Direct (non-Bowden).
Materials 1.75 mm. ABS*, ASA*, HIPS*, Nylon, PET-G, PET-T, PLA, polycarbonate, polypropylene, PVA, TPE, TPU, metal composites, wood composites, carbon fiber composites, and more.
Nozzle Ships with 0.35 mm brass (0.25mm, 0.5mm, 0.75mm brass and 0.35mm and 0.50mm steel available).
Maximum Extruding Temperature 40 W heater and thermistor rated to 300 °C.
Hot End Independent dual extruders with swappable V4 Hot Ends.
Print technology FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)
X/Y Motion Independent axes with high precision linear rails guiding motion driven by kevlar reinforced belts.
Z motion 10 mm rods guide motion driven by lead screw.
Layer Resolution 0.020 - 0.350 mm (20 - 350 micron)
Print head travel speed 80-450 mm/sec 
Ambient operation temperature 15 ˚C to 32 ˚C (59 ˚F to 90 ˚F)
Storage temperature 0 ˚C to 32 ˚C (32 ˚F to 90 ˚F)
Operating Sound lower than 65 dBA
Machine Weight 13.5 kg (29.5 lbs)
Machine Dimensions with spool and full range of motion Width x Depth x Height: 533 mm (21") x 610 mm (24") x 533 mm (21”).
shipping box dimensions 19 kg (42 lbs.). 535 mm x 535 mm x 635 mm (21" x 21" x 25”).
AC input 100 - 120 V (4 A)/220 - 240 V (2 A), 47 - 63 Hz
Power requirements 24 V DC @ 15 A
Power consumption 360 W max
Software A Simplify3D 4.0 software license and the latest version of OctoPrint for MakerGear are included with the M3-ID. With no proprietary software required, the MakerGear M3-ID is compatible with a wide variety of free and commercial software programs.

Wifi, LAN, USB

*CA Prop 65   WARNING: This Filament - when used in the operation of 3D Printers or 3D Pens - can expose you and others in the same room to styrene, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.

What Comes with Your New M3-ID

- MakerGear M3-ID 3D printer with V4 hot ends

- Simplify3D 4.0 software license

- Power supply with adjustable input voltage (115 V or 230 V)

- Power cord compliant with your country's power outlets

- Two 1 kg spools of PLA (black and blue)

- 8 inch x 10 inch borosilicate glass print surface with applied film

- Tool set

- Sample print

- User guide


New M3-IDs have a 12-month limited warranty and offer optional warranty extension options through the MakerGear Protection Plan.

MakerGear will replace all defective parts on M3-IDs as stipulated by our  warranty terms and conditions. Replacement parts may be new or refurbished and will be shipped via FedEx Ground or USPS Priority in the US only.

Exceptions – the MakerGear V4 hot-end is only covered under warranty when MakerGear filament and authentic MakerGear components are used. The twelve-month warranty does not cover machine abuse.

International Sales

MakerGear will include the standard power cord used in the country to which the 3D printer is shipped.

MakerGear shipping fees cover transportation only. Customs duties, domestic sales tax, etc. are the responsibility of the customer.

Customers who live in Canada and other certain countries who have applicable free trade agreements with the US will not be charged customs duties, though domestic sales tax may still apply. Customers in South Korea will need to fill out their portion of the Certificate of Origin form and send it to for completion by MakerGear to eliminate customs duties.

M3-IDs are in stock and ready to ship!


Thanks to our friends at, they've reviewed the MakerGear M3-ID.  Here's what they said about the MakerGear M3-ID:



Image of MakerGear M3-ID 3D Printer: Review the Specs: Features
MakerGear's M3-ID dual extrusion 3D printer

The MakerGear M3-ID is a dual extrusion 3D printer that makes use of an independent dual extrusion (IDEX) system for its printing. Rather than channeling multiple filaments into one path and through a single nozzle — as commonly found on budget dual extrusion systems — the M3-ID uses two independent print heads.

The benefits of such a system are cleaner breaks during material changes in the printing process and virtually no chance of cross contamination from oozing nozzles. Additionally, using the MakerGear M3-ID’s Mimeo Mode lets you increase output by printing with both print heads at the same time, doubling productivity by cutting the print time of a full bed of parts in half.

Off the top of our heads, the MakerGear M3-ID is the only desktop IDEX 3D printer to use a dual direct drive extruder system — running counter to the commonly seen concession of using a Bowden style arrangement in order to lighten the load on the locomotion system and maintain print accuracy. To get around such constraints the Maker M3-ID features a somewhat uncommon arrangement for its movements.

Unlike most desktop FDM 3D printers that limit the print bed’s movements to either the Y- or Z-axis, the MakerGear M3-ID’s print bed — here a slab of borosilicate glass coated with polyimide film, travels in both. This means that the dual prints heads move exclusively on the X-axis, doing so along sturdy linear rails and driven by Kevlar reinforced belts.

MakerGear M3-ID


Such a system should mitigate the additional weight of the extruder motor on each print head, resulting in dual extrusion prints with the reassurances direct drive printing gives.

Introduced to the M3-ID with the 2018 revision, True-Leveling + Auto Leveling is MakerGear’s system for precise long term bed leveling. A combination of touch probe measurements, assisted leveling and then 9-point mesh measurements before each print combine to give a fixed level and the necessary adjustments to accommodate print surface inconsistencies.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the MakerGear M3-ID is its connectivity and on-board slicing. Tucked away inside the M3-ID’s base is a main control board, power supply and — last we heard, it may have since changed — a Raspberry Pi loaded with the Open Source Octoprint printer control system.

What does this actually mean using the MakerGear M3-ID? For starters, with 10GB of on board storage, you can wirelessly upload a trove of 3D models to the printer and, via the MakerGear-ified Octoprint UI on your device of choice, manually configure the print settings and have the file sliced natively on the printer itself. In all, it sums up to a workflow that frees the user from the juggling of SD cards and USB cables and additional slicing software that typify the desktop 3D printer experience.

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at

Cancellations & Refunds/Returns:

Before accepting a return on a product that isn't functioning as it should, Project 3D Printers reserves the right to exhaust any and all means to resolve and/or repair the malfunction through technical support and replacement parts provided by both the manufacturer and Project 3D Printers.  No return will be accepted without reasonable attempts to resolve the issue(s) first.  All returned products must be returned within 10 days of date of purchase.

Project 3D Printers enforces a strict "No Returns Accepted" policy for opened and/or partially used products, including filament, resin, or any consumable of any size and weight that has been used or opened from its factory and vacuum seal.  Only products and consumables that are unused, and in brand new factory condition are eligible for return to the manufacturer of origin within 10 days of the purchase date.

If a product is found to be non-functional or defective, the product must be returned with its full original contents within 10 days of the delivery date for inspection of the non-functionality.  If the product is found to be defective or non-functional a full-refund will be given, not including return shipping at the customer's expense.

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If you order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.  Buyer is responsible for and pays a 20% restocking of the value of the returned item(s).  Buyer pays all shipping fees for the returned item(s). 

Customs Fees, Tariffs, Duty Fees and Import Taxes:

Only customers are responsible for their local import taxes, tariffs, duty fees and import taxes incurred during shipping.  To know about your customs import duties please contact your local customs office with this details  (HS Code :8477 Product description: 3d printer or 3d printer kit). If the tax amount is high, we can provide assistance to reduce it.


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To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

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