The sub-$500 3D Printer category is booming right now, and one of the latest additions to this burgeoning subcategory is the Mod-T from NewMatter.

NewMatter has clearly gone the extra mile to make setup a painless process.

Instead of bets and gears, the printer uses a toothed build plate placed atop two perpendicular pinion rods.

This configuration does come with a couple drawbacks more on that in a moment , but the overall idea is very thoughtful and user-friendly.

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To find out, we loaded up the lovable little tugboat known as 3DBenchy.

The same thing happened on our third try too — but on the fourth attempt we managed to pinpoint the source of the problem.

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