The FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro.
The MakerGear M2.
Awards Editors' Choice Award     
Price $369 List
$190.00 at Amazon
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$189.99 at Amazon
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$699.00 at Amazon
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$1,999 at Amazon
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Pros Fairly inexpensive, high-quality printsExceptional print quality, helpful customer supportVery detailed prints, dual rails for low Z wobbleReasonably good prints, dual extruding capabilitiesAlright prints, good customer support
Cons Hard to use, support isn’t as good as other modelsMuch harder to use, mediocre capabilitiesHarder to use, small build areaRecommended software is mediocre, initial assembly was annoyingExpensive, hard to use
Bottom Line This is our top pick for anyone looking to create incredibly detailed prints and doesn’t mind the hassle of a resin printerIf you want to make highly detailed prints for model making or table top gaming, then the Photon is a fantastic choiceThe Photon S can be a pain to operate but did produce some exceptional prints when it wasn’t misbehavingThis printer scored about average and isn't priced excessively highThe performance of this models doesn't align with its high cost
Rating Categories Elegoo Mars Anycubic Photon Anycubic Photon S FlashForge Creator... MakerGear M2
Print Quality (40%)
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Ease Of Use (30%)
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Print Capabilities (20%)
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Support (10%)
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Specs Elegoo Mars Anycubic Photon Anycubic Photon S FlashForge Creator... MakerGear M2
Build Volume (XxYxZ) 120x68x165mm 115x65x155mm 115x65x165mm 225x150x145mm 200x250x200mm
Maximum Extruder Temperature N/A N/A N/A 280°C 300°C
Layer Cooling Fan? N/A N/A N/A 1 1
Heated Bed N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
Build Plate Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum build platform Borosilicate glass with laminated print surface
Maximum Bed Temperature N/A N/A N/A 130°C 110°C
Compatible with Third-Party Materials? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Included Nozzle sizes Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 0.4mm 0.35mm
Print layer Height range .025mm - 0.1mm .025mm - 0.1mm .025mm - 0.1mm 0.1-0.3mm 0.05 - 0.25mm
Filament Size 405 nm resin 405 nm resin 405 nm resin 1.75mm 1.75mm
PLA? N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
ABS? N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
Network Printing No No No No No
Standalone (SD card or USB drive) Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes No
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