Premier Farnell expands is 3D printing range with new supplier MakerGear

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Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has added the MakerGear family of 3D printers to its range of 3D printing products, MakerGear is a technology and market leader in 3D printing systems supplying printers designed to speed the prototyping and production of end-use components and equipment.

“MakerGear printers are designed, engineered, manufactured, and inspected to standards that ensure optimal performance for professionals and innovators”, says James McGregor, Global Head of Test & Measurement for Premier Farnell: “As the Development Distributor we seek to provide our customers with technology that helps them innovate, and develop products for market quicker than ever. The range of these printers makes them suitable for a wide range of customers - from hobbyists and DIY enthusiast's right through to customers printing components for industrial applications, research and education.”

Premier Farnell will stock the single-head MakerGear M3-SE and the independent dual-head MakerGear M3-ID. Both printers provide industrial-grade precision and reliability for the prototyping and production of finished components. Simplify3D software included as standard on the M3-ID and is available as an optional upgrade on the M3-SE.

Both the MakerGear M3-ID and the M3-SE are compact enough to sit on a desk and provides top-grade performance at a low cost per part. It offers material capabilities ranging from ABS and nylon to polycarbonate and polypropylene, and features a touch probe to ensure a seamless, plug-and-play printing experience for both high-volume print jobs and low-volume, high-mix environments.

Key features of the MakerGear M3-ID include:

  • Independent dual extruders: Faster, more reliable multi-material - using both extruders simultaneously, the M3-ID offers twice the production capacity of fixed-head dual extrusion systems for single-material print jobs.
  • Print with unlimited complexity: The ability to combine flexible and rigid materials in to a single part to achieve the desired mechanical, thermal and chemical properties, creating 3D objects with incredible precision.

Both the MakerGear M3-ID and single head M3-SE offer:

  • Wifi connectivity with remote control and monitoring capabilities

  • True-Leveling and Auto-levelling using a Touch Probe to maintain its level throughout heavy usage and generating a 9-point mesh of the print surface before each print to compensate for unavoidable variations from perfect flatness.

  •  An onboard computer with more than 10 Gbyte of storage

  • OctoPrint for MakerGear control interface with access to features such as one-click file preparation and direct design-to-print integration

  • Compatibility with a wide range of operating systems, devices, and browsers, including Windows/Mac/Linux, iOS/Android and Chrome/Firefox/Safari.

MakerGear printers will be displayed on the Farnell element14 stand at electronica 2018 in Munich, Germany, 13-16 November, Hall C5 Stand 101. Visitors to the stand can follow the design journey from research and design through to production and maintenance, with the support of demonstrations of the latest technologies available for embedded applications, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and 3D printing.

MakerGear 3D Printers are available from Farnell element14 in EMEA, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.


About us

Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.premierfarnell.com