• M3D Continues to Support Education

    Posted in News & Announcements, Education on Mar 08, 2018

    M3D has always had strong ties to the Maker Movement. Our founders participated in various competitions at the onset of the Maker Movement in the early 2000’s and their experiences are integral to the founding of M3D. As the first truly plug and play, out of the box, consumer desktop 3D printer, we are proud that the Micro (and now Micro+) have transformed non-makers into Makers. As seen in our recent #madeonamicro competition, we are inspired by their journeys and are humbled by their accomplishments. In that continuing commitment to cultivate tomorrow’s inventors, hackers, creators and Makers, we have created partnerships and programs which facilitate that journey through education and hands-on learning.

  • Tough vs Tough 115A 3D Ink®

    Posted in Filament on Feb 19, 2018

    It’s a tough world out there for 3D printed models... especially for prints done in PLA, the most common filament type out there. Even with thicker walls and lots of infill, PLA prints are still rather brittle and subject to easy breaking, just due to the properties of the material itself. While we have no doubts PLA will remain a dominant player in 3D printing due to is low-cost pricing and easy printing attributes, know that there are other filament types out there, and for good reason. If you want to stop holding your breath every time your clumsy friend (or kid!) picks up one of your prints, then keep reading.

  • Selling Filament by the Length Matters

    Posted in Helpful, M3D Answers, Filament on Feb 07, 2018

    When M3D set out to produce our own filament 5 years ago, we thought about what was going into our material, how it was being made, and how we would sell it. Many people reading this post already know that we sell our 3D Ink according to length, which has always gone against the industry norm of selling filament by its weight. Why does M3D do that? Why the difference? Because it’s more honest.

  • What Makes M3D Filament So Great?

    Posted in News & Announcements, Cool, M3D Answers, Filament on Feb 01, 2018

    It is a known fact that M3D sells a large variety of filaments, among which are not only our special proprietary formulas like Tough 3D Ink and ABS-R, but also golden standards like PLA. So why buy filaments from M3D, one may ask, when there are so many other generic (and sometimes cheaper) brands? Well, the answer is simple!

  • 5 Reasons to Buy a 3D Printer

    Posted in Helpful on May 16, 2017

    3D printing is becoming more and more affordable and consumer-oriented on a daily basis, but some people still see it as intimidating new technology with strictly industrial and engineering uses. This is why we decided to step in and offer regular consumers 5 reasons to buy a 3D printer for personal use.

  • Why Technology/Design Crowdfunding Projects are Extra Risky

    Posted in From the CEO, Crowdfunding on May 15, 2017

    In an effort to claim first to market awareness in the fast-paced field of technology, creators may be launching increasingly risky projects - unknowingly. In this blog post, M3D's CEO Michael Armani explains why technology and design crowdfunding projects are more risky than others.

  • What’s the Difference Between PLA, ABS, and Nylon?

    Posted in Helpful, From the CEO on Apr 27, 2017

    There are several variations of filament (3D Ink) on the market, each with its own unique properties. This guide is meant to break down the different types of filaments available today, outlining their defining characteristics to help users of 3D printers identify the right filament for the job.

  • Micro 3D Printers: Building the Future at Home

    Posted in Guest Writer on Apr 03, 2017

    By T. Lucas McCarthy, University of Pittsburgh: "I found the information on M3D that I read during my research, and subsequent reading, to be fascinating. The point of the paper was to discuss innovations in our world and in particular within the field of engineering. [...] I see a huge segment for this product and can easily visualize the technology as a household device as much as the traditional printer, with major corporate implications as well."

  • The M3D Pro Update 7: Updates by Tier, Defer or Ship ASAP, Alphas

    Posted in News & Announcements on Mar 28, 2017

    We have progressed so far since launch and we want to thank you all for your support. There are some 11th hour issues still to be dealt with and we will be going over them below, but with Pros starting to move down the production line, a major milestone has been reached. With the first Alpha units shipping and the first combined tier of Kickstarter and Indiegogo early access surveys going out, we think it’s a moment to savor for a second. We are happy to report that all has been going according to plan, even though there were delays to the original timeline.

  • M3D's CEO Michael Armani on the Future of 3D Printing

    Posted in From the CEO on Mar 27, 2017

    This article is focused on the 3D printing industry and its anticipated trends going forward, as discussed by M3D's CEO Michael Armani. Michael compares 3D printers to monochrome 8-bit computers in terms of technological development, describes 3D printers of the future, and projects M3D's expansion into new fields.