MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer

Tinker-free industrial printing system with exceptional dimensional accuracy

By MakerBot

MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer

Tinker-free industrial printing system with exceptional dimensional accuracy

By MakerBot

4549.30 $6499.00


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Expect uncompromised high-performance right out-of-the-box with MakerBot METHOD X, tinker-free 3D printer. Designed to handle the most complex 3D printing needs, METHOD X features a 100°C heated chamber and prints a wide range of complex and durable ABS parts. METHOD X is compatible with other materials, and prints 2x faster than leading desktop printers and offers a seamless CAD to Part workflow.

NOTE: 3D Universe is authorized to sell this product in the United States of America, only.

Expect uncompromised high-performance right out-of-the-box with MakerBot METHOD X, tinker-free 3D printer. Designed to handle the most complex 3D printing needs, METHOD X features a 100°C heated chamber and prints a wide range of complex and durable ABS parts.

Overview


Introducing MakerBot METHOD X

Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents, METHOD X features high quality components like a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays. Perfect for manufacturing tools, end-user parts and functional prototypes. METHOD X delivers maximum innovation with minimal investment.


METHOD X Features

Print complex and durable ABS parts with a 100°C heated chamber for end-use assemblies and manufacturing tools.
MakerBot ABS for METHOD is capable of withstanding 15°C higher temperatures, is 26% more rigid, and 12% stronger than modified desktop 3D printer ABS material formulations.

  • Dual performance extruders
  • Dry-sealed material bays
  • 100°C circulated heated build chamber
  • Wifi Connectivity and 21 on-board sensors
  • Remote monitoring and printing
  • 25 Compatible CAD file types
  • 5" Full-color capacitive touch screen
  • Over 300,000 hours of reliability testing

MakerBot ABS for METHOD X

Print real, production-grade ABS at 100°C with no warping or cracking supported by Stratasys® SR-30 soluble material for unlimited geometric freedom.

ABS Precision Model Material
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT B) 84°C (15°C higher than desktop 3D printer ABS)*
Tensile Modulus 2400 MPa (26% higher than desktop 3D printer ABS)*
Tensile Strength 43 MPa (12% higher than desktop 3D printer ABS)*


* Based on internal testing of injection molded specimens of METHOD X ABS compared to ABS from a leading desktop 3D printer competitor.


Manufacturing Tools

Create durable, real ABS parts for the production floor. Print dimensionally accurate jigs, fixtures, and end-effectors that fit seamlessly with existing components.

End Use Parts

Get dimensionally accurate, production-grade, real ABS end-use parts at a fraction of traditional manufacturing costs. METHOD reduces costs and saves time for small production manufacturing runs.

Functional Prototypes

Prototype with production-grade ABS to achieve part properties close to injection molded parts. Print dimensionally accurate assemblies and validate your designs to get your products to market faster—all at a fraction of industrial 3D printing costs.


Extruder Compatibility

Model 1XA (included - for high-temp materials)
Support 2XA (included - for SR-30 supports)
Model 1 (sold separately - for standard materials)
Support 2 (sold separately - for PVA supports)


Materials and Support Compatibility

ABS
ASA
SR-30 Support
PLA
Tough
PETG
PVA
Nylon
Nylon Carbon Fiber

Package Contents

MakerBot METHOD X

Package Contents


  • 1 MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer
  • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate
  • 1 Model 1XA Performance Extruder
  • 1 Support 2XA 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. Removal of SR-30 support material requires Circulation Tank and Ecoworks™ cleaning agent.

Specifications

MakerBot METHOD X


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

 


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


Extruder Hardware

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


Color Availability

MakerBot Precision ABS:
Cool Gray
True Black
Natural
True White
True Orange
True Red

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


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.

Product Testing

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

 


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


Materials

Spool Type: Smart Spools with RFID sensors
Spool Sensors: Remaining Material, Material Color, Material Kind
Supported Materials:
MakerBot Precision Materials: ABS, ASA, PLA, Tough, PVA, SR-30
MakerBot Specialty Materials: NYLON, PETG, more to come

 


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)

 

Compatible Materials

MakerBot METHOD X 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!


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