The Carbon M2 is a production 3D printer from the manufacturer Carbon, based in the USA. It offers a larger build volume compared to its older version, the Carbon M1.


Carbon M2, doubling the build volume of the M1


Compared to the M1, the build volume of the M2 from Carbon is twice as big. The system still uses Carbon’s proprietary 3D printing technology: Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP). CLIP works by projecting light through an oxygen-permeable window into a reservoir of UV curable resin. The build platform lifts continuously as the object is grown without requiring more time-consuming steps.


CLIP 3D printing process is 25 to 100 times faster than usual 3D printing techniques. An additional advantage of the CLIP technology is the resistance of the 3D printed objects, with no weaknesses between layers.


Also, in terms of materials, CLIP technology is compatible with Carbon proprietary materials; including Rigid Polyurethane (RPU), Flexible Polyurethane (FPU), Elastomeric Polyurethane (EPU), Cyanate Ester, Epoxy and Urethane Methacrylate.


The Carbon M2 can be acquired on a subscription based model at $50,000/yr (minimum of 3 year term); plus the compulsory “Printer Industrial Accessory Pack at $12,500”. Or it can be acquired for a minimum of $162,500.