When 3D Systems ceased production of the Cube series of printers, I began to explore alternatives.
That's when I became acquainted with M3D and the low-cost Micro 3D printer. At YouthQuest Foundation, we have been experimenting with two of the Micro printers in our 3D ThinkLink lab and I have purchased one for my granddaughters. It is destined to have an important role in our work with at-risk young people. In fact, the YouthQuest Foundation's Board of Directors just approved a fund-raising campaign to purchase M3D Micro 3D printers as
the anchor of a new peer mentoring program for our cadets. So, we plan
to purchase many more.
More importantly, as I studied the company behind the Micro, it was apparent that they were much more than simply a 3D printer manufacturing company. At its heart it is an innovation company. In fact, I was so impressed that I began the IdeaRoom3D blog to feature the M3D line of products.
Several weeks ago, I received an email from M3D that invited me to take part in a video they were creating. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to meet the team at M3D and I am ALWAYS ready to talk about the wonderful benefits of 3D printing.
Today, I received an email that announced the opening of M3D's KickStarter campaign for the new sensor-rich M3D Pro! Following the link, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the video in which I participated is on the Kickstarter page. (I'm the old guy in the red shirt.) :)
But, that is NOT why I am urging you to visit M3D's Kickstarter page.
Normally these days, I would avoid a KickStarter campaign for a new 3D printer like the plague. So many in the recent past have ended badly. But, this one is different. Having been experimenting with the M3D Micro for a while now, I cannot
begin to tell you how excited I am about this new development. I have gotten to know this company and I've used their products which gives me the utmost confidence to pledge my support.
Remember that I said that M3D is more than simply a 3D printer manufacturer and at its heart M3D is an innovation company? That is MORE than evident when one examines the M3D Pro.
I could waste your time by trying to write about all the many features I find appealing about this new, unique 3D printer. But, the M3D KickStarter page does a much better job than I could in presenting all the wonderful new innovations it represents.
I missed out on their first KickStarter campaign for the Micro; but, we're not missing out on this one! Count us in for a pledge!!!
Here is the Link to the M3D Kickstarter Page.