The device features a modular design that enables the owner to swap components in and out as required.
MakerMex may be Mexico's first 3D printer manufacturing company, but it's not the first to look into modular printers. The Snap 3D Printer made steps in this area last year, though a failed crowdfunding campaign meant that it never made it to market. The R-360, also launched last year, is a modular, easily transportable 3D printer with upgradeable parts. But what sets the MM1 apart, at least in the eyes of MakerMex, is its big emphasis on customization, along with interchangeable extrusion heads that allow for easy transition between printing materials.
"We're modeling this printer after the automotive industry, or even like IKEA, in the sense that we're providing a unique, customizable experience for those interested in 3D printing," says Sam Weatherly, owner of MakerMex.