CLEVELAND, Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MakerGear, an Ohio-based manufacturer of 3D printers, ranked #1 in the world for their MakerGear M2 desktop 3D printer in the 2017 global 3D Printer Index published by 3D Hubs.
3D Hubs is the largest online marketplace for 3D printing services and the world’s premier independent, non-paid 3D printer review site. With a network of 20,000 3D printing hubs in over 160 countries, this year they collected detailed reviews from 8,624 3D printer owners who reported on 513 different 3D printers. The M2 has been voted the best-of-the-best.
In addition, the MakerGear M2 received top accolades in the Workhorse Printer category, a league of machines designed to print nonstop with the highest reliability. One reviewer said, “This machine is a tank and keeps plugging away at everything I’ve thrown at it the past 18 months.” This is the third year in a row that the MakerGear M2 has taken top honors in its category.
Rick Pollack, Founder & CEO of MakerGear, expressed his gratitude to the user communities that rated MakerGear #1. “It is a distinct honor to be recognized as the top rated desktop 3D printer. We are grateful to our user community for propelling us toward this very prestigious award,” said Mr. Pollack.
“MakerGear has a clear mission to design and build the highest quality machines with rock solid construction and reliability. Our customer support, ease of use, and Ohio-based manufacturing have been hallmarks of our company.”
Mr. Pollack went on to say, “In an industry so heavily influenced by venture capital and marketing hype, we’re delighted to see the MakerGear M2 so highly rated again this year.”
Founded in 2009 in Beachwood, Ohio, MakerGear empowers thousands of users in all 50 states and more than 75 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, medical researchers, government agencies, and educators. The company recently opened a new R&D facility in Northeast Ohio and is committed to expanding the use of technology and manufacturing in the region.
About the M2 3D Printer
The MakerGear M2 3D printer was originally released in 2012, and is now in its fifth generation of innovation. With its steel frame and CNC machined cast aluminum construction, the M2 is engineered and manufactured to provide industrial level precision that combines a large build area with a small footprint. It prints in a wide range of materials from common thermoplastics such as PLA and ABS to nylons, polycarbonate, and more. The MakerGear M2 is an extremely affordable option for rapid prototyping, small business, manufacturing, and educational use.
More information on the company is available at: www.makergear.com
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