|Zortrax M200||MakerGear M2|
|FDM - Fused Deposition Modeling||FDM - Fused Deposition Modeling|
|90 microns||50 microns|
|~8″ x 8″ x 7″||~8″ x 10″ x 8″|
|1.75mm PLA/ABS||1.75mm PLA/ABS|
|GET IT ON AMAZON||GET IT ON AMAZON|
Zortrax M200 OverviewAt just under $2,000 the Zortrax M200 is perhaps one of the best FDM 3D printers on the market.
In their latest trend report, 3D Hubs shows the Zortrax M200 ranking second, right behind the FormLabs Form 1+.
Furthermore, the Zortrax M200 has an 8.9 user rating on 3D Hubs which is better than other FDM powerhouses like the LulzBot Taz 5.
The Zortrax wins in every category you’d judge a 3D printer in… it can hit very high quality prints, it is incredibly user-friendly, it’s reliable, it comes working right out of the box, and it has a good print volume.
Ultimately, the Zortrax M200 has a large print bed, is very reliable (as far as reliability can go with 3D printers) and is capable of producing high-quality prints.
If you’re willing to spend ~$2,000, the choice comes down to either the M200 or the MakerGear M2. And, you might as well flip a coin there, because both of those printers are phenomenal.
MakerGear M2 OverviewIf you’re looking for a high quality 3D printer at a fairly affordable price (at least when compared to similar performing 3D printers), then the MakerGear M2 3D printer may be the machine for you.
With an all-steel design and an excellent all-around industrial-eque build quality, the M2 is a sturdy and reliable printer.
A big stand-out feature of the M2 is that it is capable of producing objects with a high print quality and offers a fairly big print area for the price (8″ x 10″ x 8″), although you may need to do some tweaking to reach higher quality prints.
Overall, the MakerGear M2 is definitely one of the best all-around 3D printers currently on the market. It takes all of the best qualities that veteran 3Ders look for—namely, print quality, print volume, print speed, and price—and combines them with ease-of-use to make sure that regardless of your 3D printing experience, anyone can use this machine and get a lot out of it.