- Elegantly Simple - Easy setup allows you to begin 3D printing within 20 minutes
- WiFi Enabled - Print wirelessly from your computer, tablet, or smartphone
- High Quality Reliability - Expect a higher print success rate and resolutions as fine as 50 microns
- Eco-Friendly PLA - Print with high quality, eco-friendly PLA filament in an array of vibrant colors
- Unlimited Support - Experience unlimited phone, email, and chat support for the life of your MOD-t
New Matter MOD-t Desktop 3D Printer | Built-In WiFi, Easy to Use, Safe and Quiet
Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||New Matter|
|Model Number||10725-1 WHITE|
|Number of Items||1|
|Part Number||10725-1 WHITE|
|Size||1 Spool of Filament|
|Special Features||WiFi Connectivity / Mac & Windows OS , Build Volume 150 x 100 x 125 mm|
|Specification Met||certified frustration-free|
|Style||New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer|
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The New Matter MOD-t is the most elegantly simple desktop 3D printer, providing the highest quality and reliability for use at home and in the classroom. With levels of quiet operation, safety, and customer support that are unmatched by any other desktop 3D printer, the MOD-t is the perfect fit for consumers, professionals, and students alike.
From the Manufacturer
"This is the first 3D printer the average person can set up and use — and the results are impressive." - Brant Ranj, Business Insider. "The MOD-t is ready to go right out of the box (no assembly required) and the online setup gets you from zero to printing in just a few short minutes."
With hardware and software designed for simplicity, reliability, and intuitive operation, the MOD-t brings the creative excitement of 3D printing to everyone. The MOD-t is ultra low maintenance, highly consistent and Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to print directly from any device. “With a simple web interface and sleek design, it isn’t just the easiest and prettiest. It will get your family into the least trouble — and with the best phone tech support, it’ll get you back out of trouble quickly, too.” - Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
Select, customize, and print wirelessly from any device making it perfect for DIY makers, families, educators, and many others.
The clear cover protects your prints, reduces noise, and keeps little fingers away from hot or moving parts.
The MOD-t is one of the most competitively priced 3D printers on the market today and the clean, minimalist design allows the MOD-t to fit seamlessly into any living space.
Led by its flagship product, the MOD-t desktop 3D printer, New Matter is providing the first and only affordable, fully integrated, end-to-end consumer 3D printing experience.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Make Great Things
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
As a mechanical engineer, I’ve been a professional user of 3D printers since the early 2000’s. In those days, the most affordable 3D printer around was $30,000 and the size of a refrigerator. Over time I watched as both the size and price of these machines came down, but I didn’t see any products that were really designed with the user in mind. They were noisy, $2,000 or more, looked intimidating, and required complex software to use. With the MOD-t, New Matter set out to change all that, designing a 3D printer that’s affordable, elegant, accessible, and easy to use.
What makes your product special?
The MOD-t stands apart because it combines a feature set typically found on more expensive products with a very affordable retail price. We’re able to keep the price low because our patented two-axis motion system enables precise, quiet control over the build platform’s position with a minimal number of components. Fewer components in the product means fewer components to design, to manufacture, and to assemble, and fewer things to go wrong.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
The thing I’ve enjoyed most about New Matter and the MOD-t is that our product enables our customers to express their creativity. Seeing and hearing about the incredible, fun, impactful, and educational things that MOD-t users create is a constant source of inspiration for myself and the entire team at New Matter. So please, keep making great things, and keep sharing them online with #MadeWithMODt!
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After running the printer for 2 weeks now, I've only dealt with one clog which was easy enough to fix. A few suggestions to new users however:
1. Get better quality filament, my print quality was much better after getting some Hatchbox
2. Download and print the following items to improve quality and reduce noise
3. Download Cura and use the advanced settings in the app to print files from your computer. You can get the .json file for Cura 2.1.2 from here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mod-t/Fo5TcJTgW-M or you can follow the directions here http://blog.newmatter.com/how-to-use-cura-with-the-mod-t/ to use Cura 15.04.6
I should say that my initial experience with this machine was not good - when my printer arrived, I set it up and started a test print, following the instructions to the letter, and the printer abruptly buried the hot end into the plastic printer bed. I called New Matter and gave them my machine's serial number, described the problem, and they told me that the machine was defective, that a small number of defective machines got through quality control and I was just unlucky. But New Matter sent me a new machine and printer bed fairly quickly, and the new one works fantastically.
I've had the new machine for many weeks now and I've printed many things. My favorite thing about the printer for sure is just how quiet it is with the acrylic lid on. It's not silent by any means but the print bed rolls around on the rollers with a low rumble, and it's easily muffled further or even drowned out by the sound of a fan or air conditioner. The removable bed is also really nice, as is the flexible print tray that you can just bend to pop off your prints. Be prepared to scuff up the surface pretty quickly - I got maybe 6 prints off before I started having adhesion issues, but scratching it up with the brass brush they give you with the printer is all you need to make prints stick. I have had occasional adhesion issues even on a scratched bed but it's rare, probably 95% of the time everything sticks well to the bed if it's sufficiently scuffed up.
Print quality is probably better on other printers, but I've gotten some pretty nice quality prints in my (inexperienced) opinion. I'm also totally fine with thoroughly cleaning and sanding down prints that need them, so heavy print lines or rough marks from supports fusing too well to the print don't bother me much when they occur. That said, if that's something that's important to you, you should do some thorough research and watch a lot of videos of people using the machine and getting prints on youtube.
I give this machine 5 stars for 3 reasons - it's super quiet, it gives me exactly what I was looking for out of a 3D printer, and the customer service with the company is excellent. If I ever have issues with the machine in the future I have more confidence that New Matter can help me some way or another, after my bad experience with my first, defective machine.
In the box you get the following:
- MOD-t printer (main unit)
- Clear cover (helps reduce noise and enhance safety)
- New Matter 0.5 kg filament spool (a full-sized spool is 1 kg), random color (I received their Arctic Blue Pearl PLA Filament)
- Spool holder
- AC power supply
- Power cord
- Print surface plate (provides a 6x4x5 inch build area)
- Build tray base
- USB cord (this printer works over USB or wireless, although you'll have to use USB for initial setup)
- Wire brush (to remove filament from the extruder hot end)
- Scraper handle and plastic blade (for help in removing printed models; the print surface plate also flexes to help with this)
- Utility cutter (useful for snipping supports off printed models, although I prefer more precise micro-shears in most cases)
- User manual
Once everything is unpacked, the first order of business is to go to the New Matter setup Website and follow the instructions, which includes downloading software. On my first attempt, after following the instructions to plug in the USB cable, the software failed on my Windows 10 desktop. I re-ran the installer and went through the prompts again. Fortunately, the second time it succeeded in uploading the latest firmware to the printer and proceeding with the rest of the setup process.
The other early hiccup I ran into was that the initial setup didn't see any wifi networks. I continued via USB for the remainder of the setup process.
I decided to do the test print, which is a keychain attachment in the shape of the New Matter logo. For the most part, the end result was a clean print.
The printer was still unable to see any wifi networks, but I was able to manually enter my network details for a successful wireless connection. There still was far less consistency there, though, particularly when accessing the store from a browser. For now, it seems, USB is the best connection option and it’s the one I stuck with for the remainder of this review.
Like the software option, the Web interface lets you select your printer, see the print head temperature, and load and unload filament. There are slight differences between the software option and the Web interface, though. For instance, on the Web interface, you can upload your own STL and OBJ files and add them to your library for printing, as well as stop print jobs. On the software interface, you can upload G-code files and can only stop print jobs from the button on the front of the printer.
The auto calibration feature is one of this printer’s aces in the hole. Many other printers require some type of manual adjustment, but this is all automatic. That’s no doubt helped by the MOD-t’s innovative method of moving the print platform forward and back and left and right, and just letting the actual print head move up and down.
The next test print was a two part Kitteh Key Holder that my oldest daughter wanted. Fortunately, it was free in the New Matter library. For this test, I chose the High Quality option, rather than the balanced or low quality options. Naturally, High Quality prints the slowest.
My middle daughter wanted a pug printed from Thingiverse. As with all external 3D models that are generic for any printer, it was an STL file instead of the G-code that the MOD-t's advanced mode accepts. Fortunately, such a conversion is relatively easy. In this case, I used Slic3r on my computer and the configuration file and relevant instructions from Thingiverse (thanks to user "energywave").
The nice thing about a program like Slic3r is that it evaluates any errors in the model and fixes them for optimized 3D printing. It even takes care of supports for areas of the model that might otherwise collapse when being printed (you snap off or snip these after the model prints).
After a little over six hours, the pug finished printing (note that instead of selecting the New Matter filament, I accidentally left one of the BQ filaments selected; presumably that wouldn't make a huge difference). The results speak for themselves.
Of course, all of this is just the tip of the 3D printing iceberg with this printer. For instance, I didn’t try changing filament midway through for a two (or more) tone print. That’s possible with the start/pause button on the front of the unit. I also need to continue to explore the relative limitations of uploading STL files directly to the Web interface for printing versus using intermediary software like Slic3r and the software interface.
This is an amazing printer for beginners, with incredible output for the price. You’ll no doubt quickly want to move on from the New Matter library to more advanced work (including making your own models!), which proves a bit more challenging with the dearth of settings/configuration files available for the popular slicing software (although their preferred slicing software is Cura, it’s not easy to access a good configuration file for it). That makes this printer something of a tease. However, no 3D printer is perfect, and the areas where this printer excel far outweigh any of its challenges or relative shortcomings.
- High print quality
- Auto calibration
- Great price
- Looks good on a desktop
- Connection over USB or wifi
- Newcomer friendly
- Wifi interface is inconsistent
- Not easy to track down configuration files/settings for popular slicing software
- Relatively limited content library in the New Matter store
- Short AC adapter cord
- No on/off button; if it's plugged in, it's on
- Only includes a half roll of filament
Thanks to New Matter for the review unit.