MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer

Everything you need to get started with industrial-grade 3D printing

By MakerBot

MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer

Everything you need to get started with industrial-grade 3D printing

By MakerBot

3499.30 $4999.00


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MakerBot METHOD is designed to bring your product to market faster by reducing downtime and scaling your team's productivity. Business users rely on METHOD as their complete end-to-end business offering for risk-free 3D printing solutions. METHOD helps to reduce your production costs by putting speed and control back into your design cycles. Users can count on peace of mind with our fast customer support, expedited shipping, and a risk-free guarantee to prevent delayed projects.

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MakerBot METHOD for Business is designed to bring your product to market faster by reducing downtime and scaling your team's productivity. METHOD helps to reduce your production costs by putting speed and control back into your design cycles and is a complete solution for risk-free 3D printing.

Overview


Introducing the MakerBot METHOD for Business

If you’re looking for a reliable 3D printer that can produce parts with a high degree of dimensional accuracy, look no further than the MakerBot METHOD. With an active heated build chamber, humidity controlled material bays, dual extrusion, network capabilities, and more, this printer has everything you need for reliable part production.


Easy Deployment and Operation

MakerBot METHOD provides a range of optimized configurations to help businesses get started across multiple team sizes ranging from small design studios to factory floors. METHOD'S out-of-the-box deployment is fast and easy to set up and is the perfect industrial grade printing solution for your team no matter the size of your organization. 


Accelerate Product Development

METHOD is so powerful it puts speed and control into your design cycles and allows you to control production costs more efficiently by bring your product to market faster. For example, a project requiring 10 design iterations can be reduced to 4 days in-house by using METHOD, as opposed to 40 days, including shipping, from an outsourced supplier. Put an end to frivolous tinkering, equipment upkeep, and stalled innovation at the cost.


MakerBot METHOD is Built Tough

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.


Circulated Heated Chamber

Uncompromised layer adhesion and part strength. 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

Smart sensors for material management and print protection: Leveraging industrial DNA, each Performance Extruder contains a suite of sensors that detect when material is running low and allows for active jam detection during the entire print duration. It's like autonomous protection for your print—and your printer.
Greater torque with a 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio: From great strength comes great performance. The 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio keeps material loaded and ready for reliable material extrusion at every layer.
Lengthened thermal core with less than 60-second heat up time: A lengthened thermal core and a fast start up time ensure that materials are ready to go when your ideas are.

Optimized Material Storage

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.


Unrestricted Geometric Freedom

Dissolvable 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


Feature Overview

Touchscreen Controls: Swipe, tap, print. With the built-in 5" full-color capacitive touchscreen display, receive up-to-the-second status of your current print job and navigate menus in the most intuitive way you already know—with your finger.
Sensors and connectivity: A network of intelligent sensors embedded throughout the printer gives you full control while making material and print management easy and accessible.
Spring Steel Build Plate: A precision-calibrated print base and spring steel build plate provide true flatness for unyielding part accuracy.
Smart Spools and Smart Assist Material Loader: Insert the tip of your material, and the printer does the rest. With Smart Spools, monitor material details including color and quantity remaining directly within MakerBot Print.


Package Contents

MakerBot METHOD

Package Contents


  • 1 MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer
  • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate
  • 1 Model 1 Performance Extruder
  • 1 Support 2 Performance Extruder  
  • 1 Nozzle Brush
  • 1 Hex Key
  • 1 USB A-to-B Cable
  • 1 US Power Cord
  • 1 EU Power Cord

Please Note: MakerBot materials are sold separately.

Specifications

MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer

Physical Dimensions


Specifications

Printing

Print Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Print Heads: 2
Build Plate: Flexible Steel Build Plate
Dimensional Accuracy: ± 0.2 mm
Layer Resolution: Range: 20 - 400 microns
Build Speed: Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers
Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm per sec

Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec
Print Modes Tunes and Optimzied for: 100 microns - High Quality Print Mode (Coming Soon); 200 microns - Balanced Print Mode
Maximum Build Volume: 19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in single extrusion (print settings coming soon)
15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in dual extrusion

Product Testing

Test Hours: 220,000+ total testing hours (system reliability, subsystem,
and print quality)


Printer Hardware

Product Dimensions: 43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm /17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in
Shipping Box Dimensions: 76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm /
30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in
Product Weight: 29.5 kg / 65 lbs
Shipping box Weight: 37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs
Frame Construction: Aluminum 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

Sensor Suite

21 sensors including:

Drawer:
Temperature
Humidity Control
Material Detection
RFID
Performance Extruders:
Temperature
Material Detection
Encoder (Jam Detection)
Printer:
Lid – Open/Closed
Door – Open/Closed
Temperature Sensors – Heated Chamber
Calibration Sensors


Extruder Hardware

Extruder Thermal Core Length: 48.2 mm
Max Extruder Drive Torque: 200 Newtons
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm

Materials

Spool Type: Smart Spools with RFID sensors
Spool Sensors: Remaining Material, Material Color, Material Kind
Supported Materials:
MakerBot Precision Materials: PLA, Tough, PVA
MakerBot Specialty Materials: NYLON, PETG, more to come


Color Availability

MakerBot Precision Tough:
Slate Gray
Onyx Black
Stone White
Safety Orange

MakerBot Precision PLA
Cool Gray
True Black
Natural
True White
True Orange
True Red

MakerBot Specialty PETG
Translucent


Safety & Compliance

FCC
EMC
Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368


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

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+)


Warranty

Free 1-Year Extended Warranty
Support Plans: MakerCare Gold (2 Years)
MakerCare Platinum (3 Years)


Electrical

Connectivity: USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi
Power Requirements:
METHOD
100 - 240 V
3.9A - 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz
400 W max.
METHOD X
100 - 240 V
8.1A - 3.4A, 50 / 60 Hz
800 W max.

Compatible Materials

MakerBot METHOD Filaments

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Helpful Resources

Support Resources

For general usage questions, contact 3D Universe:

Email: support@3duniverse.org
Phone: 800-689-4344

For hardware-related support, contact MakerBot Support: https://support.makerbot.com/product/makerbot-method

3D Printing Resources

STL Files:

  • Thingiverse: Most comprehensive site available for free downloadable STL files
  • YouMagine: Another excellent site for free STL files
  • Yeggi: A search engine for finding 3D printable files

CAD Software:

  • TinkerCAD: A free, easy-to-use browser-based CAD solution. Great option for beginners
  • SketchUp: A popular CAD software, free for personal use
  • FreeCAD: A free, open-source parametric 3D modeler
  • Blender: A powerful open-source 3D modeler, popular and full of great features, but with a steep learning curve
  • Autodesk Fusion 360: A powerful, full-featured, browser-based parametric modeling solution, free for students and startups
  • OpenSCAD: This free CAD tool uses a textual programming-style language to create solid-body objects instead of using visual modeling tools

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Purchase Orders Accepted

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Excellent Customer Support

Call us at 800-689-4344 or email us if you need any assistance!


Get the Quality Filament You Need

Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe offers a wide range of high-quality filaments to choose from. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...

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