I ordered the M2 in kit form and
it arrived a little over six weeks later.
The M2 comes partially assembled
with all the remaining parts well
labeled as you can see in the
background of Figure 1.
Assembly was simple and took
me a little over six hours to
complete. The kit comes with most
of the tools you will need for
The M2 is made primarily out of
thick aluminum, and features linear
rails on the X and Y axis. The Z axis
utilizes two 10 mm steel rods with
bearings and an ACME screw.
Overall, the physical construction of
the M2 (Figure 2) is the most rigid
of any printer tested in this series.
The M2 comes with an 8" x 10"
aluminum heated bed and a
borosilicate glass platform shown in
Figure 3. These are both removable,
so you can use any 8x10 platform. I
started experimenting with PLA and
used both heated glass and acrylic
with great success.
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