MakerBot Method x

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SKU
MKB-900-0002A
Brand
Makerbot

Stratasys powered 3D printer for building real ABS parts

The METHOD made even better!

Industrial Reliability + Precision

  • Match design dimensions
  • Dimensional accuracy of ±0.2mm*

*± 0.2 mm or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel (whichever is greater). Based on internal testing of selected geometries.

Fastest CAD to Part

  • Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers**
  • Seamless printing workflow

**Compared to popular desktop 3D printers when using the same layer height and infill density settings. Speed advantage dependent upon object geometry.

Maximum Innovation + Minimal Investment

  • About ⅓ the first-year cost of ownership of an entry-level industrial 3D printer with no technician required
  • Accelerate your design process and reduce risk while reclaiming time and money

The MakerBot Method and Method X share highly similar functionality and hardware, but there are a couple of key differences that should be noted.

Improved Chamber Heater

The Method X comes with a more powerful chamber heater in order to print with ABS material. The chamber can now reach temperatures of 100 degrees celsius. Accordingly, the wattage requirements have been increased from a 400 Watt maximum to a 800 Watt maximum to support the more powerful heater.

As a result, there is an increase in power draw from the Method X, when compared to the Method.

Heated Build-Chamber and Safety

While the Method’s build-chamber can heat up to 60 degrees Celsius, the Method X will heat to 100 degrees celsius, to properly print with ABS.

When removing the build plate to detach a finished print, it is recommended to open the chamber door and let the plate cool down before handling: or use heat resistant gloves.

Extruder and Material Usage

When printing with multiple different types of materials, Makerbot recommends that you have a dedicated Extruder for each material you print with.

This will ensure that print quality and extruder lifespan can be maintained properly throughout the life-cycle of your Method X.





MakerBot Precision Materials for MethodMakerBot Specialty Materials for Method
MaterialsTough (Model)PLA (Model)PVA (Support)ABS (Model)ASA (Model)SR-30 (Support)PETG (Model)
Compatible PrintersMETHOD

METHOD X
METHOD

METHOD X
METHOD

METHOD X
METHOD XMETHOD XMETHOD XMETHOD

METHOD X
Compatible Performance ExtruderModel 1Support 2Model 1XAModel 1XASupport 2XAModel 1
ApplicationsDurable, usable prototypes; manufacturing aidsClean concept models
Dimensional Part Accuracy± 0.2 mm (0.007 in)
*or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel whichever is greater
N/A
Print Surface RequirementsPerformance Grip Surface (standard)Adhesion Stick
ColorsSlate Gray

Onyx Black

Stone White

Safety Orange
True Black

True White

Cool Gray

Natural

True Orange

True Red
N/ABlack

White

Red

Orange

Gray

Natural
Black

White

Red
N/ANatural


Red

Black
Extruder Warranty6 Months

PRINT EXAMPLES

Electric Motor Housing

FUNCTIONAL PART TESTING

TECH SPECS
  • MODEL MATERIAL: MakerBot Tough
  • SUPPORT MATERIAL: MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA

MODULAR SKI GOGGLES

ACCELERATED CONCEPT DESIGN

TECH SPECS
  • MODEL MATERIAL: MakerBot Tough
  • SUPPORT MATERIAL: MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA

INDUSTRIAL RELIABILITY & PRECISION

Breakthrough technologies leveraging patents from Stratasys® — the worldwide leader in industrial 3D printing.

Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents including a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays.

Uncompromised performance. From the inside out.

  • 21 ONBOARD SENSORS
  • WIFI CONNECTIVITY
  • REMOTE MONITORING + PRINTING
  • 25 COMPATIBLE CAD FILE TYPES
  • 5" FULL-COLOR CAPACITIVE TOUCH SCREEN
  • OVER 220,000 HOURS OF RELIABILITY TESTING

Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame Construction

A structurally-optimized metal frame runs the full length of the body to offset flexing. Less flexing means more consistent prints with better part accuracy and fewer failures.

Dry-Sealed Material Bays

Dry-Sealed Material Bays form a near-perfect seal to keep material free of damaging humidity. A suite of built-in sensors provides that your material is stored in its optimal environment—a feature previously only available in industrial 3D printers.

MakerBot Materials for Method

PRECISION MATERIALS: Extensively tested by MakerBot for the highest reliability and measurably accurate parts.

SPECIALTY MATERIALS: For users looking for special materials with advanced properties to push the limits of what's possible.

Circulating Heated Chamber

Control the temperature and quality of every layer - not just the first. While heated build plates are effective at reducing warping, Method takes this further with full active heat immersion during the entire duration of the print.

Dual Performance Extruders

The Dual Performance Extruder system is built from the ground up to accelerate print times and provide dimensional accuracy across every part.

Disolvable Support System

Superior surface finish and unrestricted geometric freedom are paramount to delivering high quality printed parts. MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA ensures fast and effortless support removal without compromising part design or dimensional accuracy.

MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA provides two key benefits:

  • Unrestricted geometric freedom (large overhangs, cavities, etc.)
  • Superior print quality and surface finish

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Print Technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Print Heads2
Dimensional Accuracy ± 0.2 mm
Layer Resolution Range: 20 - 400 microns
Print Modes tuned and optimized for: 100 microns - High Quality Print Mode
200 microns - Balanced Print Mode
Build SpeedUp to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers
Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm3 per sec
Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec
Maximum Build Volume19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in single extrusion
15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in dual extrusion
Product Testing220,000+ total testing hours (system reliability, subsystem, and print quality)
Drawer SensorsTemperature, Humidity Control, Material Detection, RFID
Performance Extruders SensorsTemperature, Material Detection, Encoder (Jam Detection)
Printer SensorsLid – Open/Closed, Door – Open/Closed, Temperature Sensors – Heated Chamber, Calibration Sensors
Extruder Thermal Core Length 48.2 mm
Max Extruder Drive Torque 200 Newtons
Nozzle Diameter 0.4 mm
Spool TypeSmart Spools with RFID sensors
Spool SensorsRemaining Material, Material Color, Material Kind
Supported MaterialsMakerBot Precision Materials: PLA, Tough, PVA
MakerBot Specialty Materials: PETG, more to come
Product Dimensions43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in
Product Weight 29.5 kg / 65 lbs
Shipping Box Dimensions76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm / 30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in
Shipping Box Weight 37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs
Frame ConstructionAluminum Die Cast Base, Extruded Aluminum Uprights, Steel Weldment Gantry Frame
Temperature Control Circulating Heated Chamber
Build Plate Flexible Steel Build Plate
Build Surface Reusable Grip Surface
Display 5" Full-Color Capacitive Touch Screen
Camera Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Ambient Operating Temperature 15 - 26º C / 59 - 78º F, 10 - 90% RH non-condensing
Storage Temperature 0 - 38º C / 32 - 100º F
Printer Automation Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic Nozzle Calibration, Automatic Material Loading
Safety & ComplianceFCC, EMC, Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368
Software Bundle MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile
Supported File TypesMakerBot (.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 SystemsWindows (7, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+)
Connectivity USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi
Power Requirements100 - 240 V, 4A, 50 - 60 Hz, 400 W max.
More Information
Feeder SystemDirect Drive
Leveling MethodAutomatic
Product Weight29.5 kg / 65 lbs
Shipping Box76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm / 30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in
Storage Temperature0 - 38º C / 32 - 100º F
Ambient Operating Temperature15 - 26º C / 59 - 78º F, 10 - 90% RH non-condensing
Print File TypeMakerBot (.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
Camera Resolution640 x 480 pixels
CameraYes
Layer Thickness20 - 400 microns
Build Volume190 x 190 x 196 mm
LCDYes
Build SurfaceFlexible Steel Build Plate / Reusable Grip Surface
Printer EnclosureClosed
Printer FootprintSmall (up to 200 x 200 mm)
Compatible MaterialPLA, ABS, PETG, Dissovable, Nylon, PVA, ASA
3D Printing TechnologyFilament (FDM/FFF)
Filament Thickness1.75 mm
Printer Conditionpreassembled
ConstructionAluminum Die Cast Base, Extruded Aluminum Uprights, Steel Weldment Gantry Frame
Power100 - 240 V, 4A, 50 - 60 Hz, 400 W max.
ConnectivityUSB, WIFI, Ethernet
Heated BedYes
OS SupportWindows (7, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+)
SoftwareMakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile
Nozzle Diameter0.4 mm
Print SpeedUp to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm3 per sec Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec
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