MAKERBOT METHOD

The Next-Generation Desktop 3D printer
 

Industrial Quality 3D PRINTING for all

The Makerbot METHOD series is an affordable personal 3D printer that delivers manufacturing grade parts and an open platform for advanced engineering materials. Designed for accuracy and speed, the METHOD features a robust metal frame, heated build chamber, and moisture controlled material storage.

 


What's Your METHOD?

The MakerBot METHOD comes in 2 variations: The METHOD, which has an active build chamber that can heat up to 60C, and the METHOD X which heats up to 110C. The result is that you can use a wider variety of materials in the METHOD X. Carbon Fiber Edition printers include the 1C extruder necessary for Carbon Fiber printing. 

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Makerbot Method Carbon Fiber Edition Available from GoEngineer

 

Print a selection MakerBot polymers with professional level dimensional accuracy.

Max Chamber Temperature:
60 º

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Makerbot Method Carbon Fiber Edition Available from GoEngineer

 

Max Chamber Temperature:
60 º

Includes:
1C Extruder for Carbon Fiber Printing

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Makerbot Method X Available from GoEngineer

 

Print the full catalog of MakerBot polymers with superior accuracy and strength.

Max Chamber Temperature:
110 º

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Makerbot Method X Carbon Fiber Edition Available from GoEngineer

 

Max Chamber Temperature:
110 º

Includes :
Includes 1C Extruder for Carbon Fiber Printing

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BUILD SPEED

The  Makerbot METHOD  achieves a buildtime around two times faster than other desktop 3D printers by providing a steady feed of material into extruders to produce 1± 0.2 mm or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel.

 

 

 

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Desktop

Progress: 57%

METHOD

Progress: Done

 

Reliable Accuracy

Print consistent parts with ± 0.2 mm dimensional accuracy, a level of precision once only possible on industrial 3D printers. The rigid metal frame of the Makerbot METHOD eliminates flexing and instability to ensure accurate prints at high speeds.

 

Heated Chamber

The METHOD's fully heated enclosure evenly heats the air inside your build chamber up to 110C. This enables superior layer adhesion, eliminates warping and results in extremely accurate parts. This approach is a vast improvement over machines with heated build plates which fail to provide even heat distribution. 

Makerbot Method is compatable with Open Source Materials
open source materials
MakerBot Method 3D Printers feature Native File Compatibility with Makerbot Print
Native File compatibility with MakerBot Print
MakerBot Method can print Stratasys Industrial Grade Materials
Access to Stratasys grade materials

Makerbot METHOD Material Compatibility Chart

Part printed with MakerBot Method PLA 3D printer material  

Available with:   METHOD   /  METHOD X  

PLA

Polylactic acid

– Low-cost material option for fast-draft part iterations
– Low melt temperature = fast print speeds
– Available in multiple colors and translucent blends
– Breakaway support material only

 

Potential applications:

– Low-cost iterations
– Conceptual prototypes

 

 

ASA Filament for MakerBot Method PLA 3D printes

Available with:  METHOD X  

ASA

Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate

– New Standard material for all-purpose prototyping
– UV-stabilized for outdoor production parts
– Superior aesthetics and 10 color options
– All-around average mechanical performance

 

Potential applications:

– Conceptual models
– Functional prototypes
– Manufacturing tools
– Production parts

 

 

Makerbot METHOD 3D Printing Material 316L Stainless Steel

Available with:   METHOD   /  METHOD X  

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Stainless Steel

Ultrafuse 316L

A metal-polymer composite filament to create metal parts in a stainless steel type 316L using a standard printer and finishing with an industry standard debinding and sintering process.

 

Potential applications:

– Tooling
– Functional prototypes
– Jigs and fixtures
– Production parts

 

 

Makerbot METHOD 3D Printing Material TOUGH part

Available with:    METHOD   /  METHOD X  

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TOUGH

– 2X the impact strength of ABS for extremely durable prototypes
– Ideal for working prototypes and manufacturing aids
– Less warping and curling than ABS

 

Potential applications:

– Conceptual models
– Functional prototypes
– End-use parts
– Production parts

 

Makerbot METHOD 3D Printing Material PETG

Available with:  METHOD  /  METHOD X  

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PETG

Polyethylene  terephthalate glycol

– Excellent mechanical properties, including high durability and toughness: 8.1 kJ/m² Impact Strength (ISO 179)
– Heat Resistant: 70C Heat Deflection Temperature (ASTM 648) 
– Moisture Resistance: 1104 ppm moisture absorption (ISO 62)

 

Potential applications:

– End-use parts  
– Functional prototypes
– Jigs & fixtures

 

PC-ABS Part 3D printed with MakerBot Method PC-ABS Material  

Available with:   METHOD   /  METHOD X

 

PC-ABS

Polycarbonate + Acrylonitrile Butadiene styrene

– Blended material that shares properties with ABS and PC
– High impact strength
– Good toughness, durability, and heat resistance

 

Potential applications:

– Conceptual models
– Functional prototypes
– Manufacturing tools
– Production parts

 

PC-ABS Flame Retardant material available with MakerBot Method 3D Printers  

Available with:   METHOD   /  METHOD X

PC-ABS FR

Flame Retardant Polycarbonate + Acrylonitrile Butadiene styrene

PC-ABS FR is a flame retardant version of PC-ABS.
– Blended material that shares properties with ABS and PC
– High impact strength
– Good toughness, durability, and heat resistance

 

Potential applications:

– Flame retardance meets production vehicle requirements
– Functional prototypes
– Manufacturing tools
– Production parts

 

PVA Material for MakerBot Method 3D Printers

Available with:  METHOD   /  METHOD X

 

PVA

Polyvinyl Alcohol

– Water soluble support material for complex parts
– Compatible with many lower temperature model materials such as PLA and PETG.
– Disolves in water for office friendly support removal
– Great for printing complex geometries in a prototyping environment

 

Material Compatibility:

– PLA
– Nylon
– Tough
– PETG

 

Purchase Makerbot Nylon Carbon Fiber FDM Material

Available with:   METHOD   /  METHOD X

Download Nylon CF Datasheet

Download Nylon 12 CF Datasheet

Nylon Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber reinforced Nylon
Optimized for high strength to weight ratio, stiffness, and heat resistance
– Ideal for structural applications and metal replacements

Nylon (6/66) Carbon Fiber has the greater performance in all categories, but is significantly affected by moisture which reduces strength and modulus.

Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber is less affected by moisture and will retain more of its performance in moist environments.

Potential applications:

– Structural supports 
– Metal Replacements 
– Automotive brackets
– Inspection gauges
– Tooling

 

 

Makerbot METHOD 3D Printer Nylon Material sample model  

Available with:   METHOD   /  METHOD X

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NYLON

– High abrasion and temperature resistance 
– Superior surface finish and aesthetic appearance
 
– Great material for functional prototypes and end use parts

 

Potential applications:

– Manufacturing Tools & fixtures
– Snap fits, hinges, articulated parts 
– Gears, Pulleys
– Air intakes, Gaskets, Manifolds

 

MakerBot Method 3D Printer SR 30 Support Material

Available with: METHOD X  

SR-30

Stratasys Soluble support Material

– W orks seamlessly with ABS, ASA, and other high-temp materials
– Get exceptional results not possible with PVA 
Finished part dimensional accuracy of ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in)

 

Material Compatibility:

– ABS
– ASA

 

PRINT TECHNOLOGY
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • 2 Print Heads
  • ± 0.2 mm Dimensional Accuracy

BUILD VOLUME

  • Single Extrusion: 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in
  • Dual Extrusion: 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in

System Size and Weight

  • 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in, 65 lbs
SENSOR SUITE
  • 21 sensors throughout the printer monitor temperature, humidity, materials, calibration, and more.

OPERATION

  • Ambient Operating Temperature: 15 - 26º C / 59 - 78º F, 10 - 70% RH non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: 0 - 38º C / 32 - 100º F
  • Printer Automation: Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic Nozzle Calibration, Automatic Material Loading

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE

  • FCC, EMC, Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368

ELECTRICAL

  •  100–230 VAC, 50–60 Hz, Single phase, 1000W

Software

  • Software Bundle: MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile
  • Supported File Types: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl), SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm), InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam), IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp), CATIA (.CATPart, .CATProduct), Wavefront Object (.obj), Unigraphics/NX (.prt), Solid Edge (.par, .asm), ProE/Creo (.prt, .asm), VRML (.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)
  • Operating Systems: Windows (7, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+)

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Unleash the power of the voxel. In combination with PolyJet Studio and GrabCAD Print, now experience GrabCAD Voxel Print for limitless color and material capabilities at the voxel level.

  • PolyJet Studio’s intuitive interface makes it easy to choose materials and optimize the build and print queues.
  • GrabCAD Print software makes 3D printing on Stratasys 3D Printers easy, accessible, and connected. The software’s efficient workflow streamlines job management in shared office and model shop environments.
  • GrabCAD Voxel Print delivers unprecedented user control over color and material placement.

 

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