MakerBot Method X Bridging the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.

  • Print using ABS and SR-30
  • Fastest CAD to Part
  • Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame Construction
  • Dual Performance Extruders

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The MakerBot METHOD X combines industry expertise and technologies from Stratasys® (Nasdaq: SSYS)—the worldwide leader in industrial 3D printing—with MakerBot’s accessibility and ease of use to provide professionals with an industrial 3D printer at a disruptive price point.

MakerBot ABS for METHOD has excellent thermal and mechanical properties similar to ABS materials used for injection molding applications—making it ideal for a wide range of applications, including end-use parts, manufacturing tools, and functional prototypes. A 100°C Circulating Heated Chamber provides a stable print environment for superior Z-layer bonding—resulting in high-strength parts with superior surface finish. With the MakerBot METHOD X, engineers can design, test, and produce models and custom end-use parts with durable, production-grade ABS for their manufacturing needs.

Also new is the availability of Stratasys SR-30 material for easy and fast support removal. METHOD X is the only 3D printer in its price class that uses SR-30—enabling unlimited design freedom and the ability to print unrestricted geometries, such as large overhangs, cavities, and shelled parts. The combination of SR-30 and MakerBot ABS is designed to provide outstanding surface finish and print precision.

Engineered as an automated, tinker-free industrial 3D printing system, METHOD X includes industrial features such as Dry-Sealed Material Bays, Dual Performance Extruders, Soluble Supports, and an Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame. METHOD X’s automation and industrial technologies create a controlled printing environment so professionals can design, test, and iterate faster. The lengthened thermal core in the performance extruders are up to 50% longer than a standard hot end to enable faster extrusion, resulting in up to 2X faster print speeds than desktop 3D printers.

These key technologies—combined with MakerBot ABS for METHOD—are designed to help engineers achieve dimensionally-accurate, production-grade parts at a significantly lower cost than traditional manufacturing processes. Engineers can print repeatable and consistent parts, such as jigs, fixtures, and end-effectors, with a measurable dimensional accuracy of ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in).

METHOD X can be used with MakerBot’s lines of Precision and Specialty Materials, including MakerBot PLA, MakerBot TOUGH, MakerBot PETG, MakerBot PVA, MakerBot ABS, and SR-30, with more to come.

Specifications

Print Technology
Fused Deposition Modeling
Build Volume
Single Extrusion - 19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H CM
Dual Extrusion - 15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm
Layer Resolution
20-400 microns
Filament Diameter
1.75 mm [0.069 IN]
Filament Compatibility
MakerBot PLA Filament - Large Spool MakerBot Tough Filament - Large Spool Additional materials such as bronzefill, copperfill, and woodfill
Nozzle Diameter
0.4 MM [0.015 IN]
Print File Type
.MAKERBOT
Ambient Operating Temperature
15­-26°C [59-­78°F]
Storage Temperature
0-­38°C [32­-100°F]
Product Dimensions
43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H
Product Weight
29.5 kg
Construction
Aluminum Die Cast Base, Extruded Aluminum Uprights, Steel Weldment Gantry Frame
Build Surface
Reusable Grip Surface
Software Bundle
MakerBot Print Software
Supported File Types
STL, OBJ
Operating Systems
Windows (7, 10)
Mac OS X (10.9+)
Power Requirements
100 - 240 VAC, 50/ 60 Hz, 800 W max 8.1A- 3.4 A
Connectivity
USB, Ethernet, Wi­fi
Camera resolution
640 x 480 pixels

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