MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer - Carbon Fiber Edition

Print strong, heat-resistant, metal replacement parts

By MakerBot

MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer - Carbon Fiber Edition

Print strong, heat-resistant, metal replacement parts

By MakerBot

3499.30 $4999.00


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Includes MakerBot Composite Extruder for printing abrasive materials
MakerBot materials sold separately

MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer - Carbon Fiber Edition is a next-generation desktop 3D printing platform that delivers manufacturing-grade parts with advanced engineering materials. Print carbon fiber reinforced nylon and other engineering-grade composite parts with three-dimensional strength and accuracy like never before, on METHOD’s unique industrial desktop platform.

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

Print strong, heat-resistant, metal replacement parts. Print carbon fiber reinforced nylon and other engineering-grade composite parts with three-dimensional strength and accuracy like never before on METHOD’s unique industrial desktop platform.

Overview

Introducing the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer - Carbon Fiber Edition

Print carbon fiber reinforced nylon and other engineering-grade composite parts with three dimensional strength and accuracy like never before on METHOD’s unique industrial desktop platform.

Carbon fiber reinforced nylon is optimized for high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance making it ideal for structural applications and metal replacements.

  • Excellent strength to weight ratio - 110 MPa TS - for lightweighting applications such as robotic end effectors
  • Engineering-grade stiffness - 7600 MPa Tensile Modulus - for structural applications such as vehicular brackets and inspection gauges
  • High heat resistance under load - 184°C HDT - for optimal under-hood and tooling applications

Superior Nylon Carbon Fiber Parts with METHOD

Superior nylon carbon fiber parts with METHOD. METHOD’s unique industrial feature set produces carbon fiber parts with superior three dimensional strength and accuracy.

  • METHOD’s Heated Chamber delivers parts that are strong and accurate.
  • Outstanding surface finish that hides layer lines thanks to METHOD’s Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame.
  • Print the most complex geometries including internal cavities with soluble support, or use breakaway support for faster print times.
  • METHOD’s sealed filament bays help keep the material dry, resulting in better print quality and reliability, and METHOD’s pre-print spool drying feature allows for the recovery of over-saturated filament.

Why Choose METHOD?

METHOD is a Next-Generation desktop 3D printing platform that delivers manufacturing-grade parts with advanced engineering materials and features includes:

  • A heated chamber that delivers stronger manufacturing-grade parts
  • An open platform for advanced engineering materials
  • Guaranteed part accuracy
  • Save engineering time with an automated Workflow and CAD integration

METHOD vs. METHOD X

The MakerBot METHOD has an active build chamber that can heat up to 60C, while the METHOD X can heat up to 110C. The result is that you can use a wider variety of materials in the METHOD X.
 
The graphic below shows the differences in which materials can be used with each model.
 

Package Contents

MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer - Carbon Fiber Edition

Package Contents


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

Please note: MakerBot materials sold separately

Specifications

Physical Dimensions




Specifications


Printing

Print Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Print Heads:     2

Max Build Chamber Temperature: 60C

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 mm3 per sec

Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec

Print Modes Tuned and Optimized for:
100 microns - High Quality Print Mode (Coming Soon)


200 microns - Balanced Print Mode

Maximum Build Volime:
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

Frame Construction:
Aluminum Die Cast Base
Extruded Aluminum Uprights
Steel Weldment Gantry Frame

Product Weight:
29.5 kg / 65 lbs

Shipping Box Weight:
37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs

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

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

Model and Support Material Compatibility

Model Material

  • Nylon Carbon Fiber
  • PLA
  • Tough
  • PETG
  • Nylon
  • Open materials **

Support Material

  • PVA

** Requires MB Labs Experimental Extruder

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

 

Extruder Hardware

Extruder Thermal Core Length: 48.2 mm

Max extruder Drive Torque: 200 Newtons

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm

Extruder Compatibility

  • Compsite Extruder 1C (included)
  • Support 2 (included)
  • MB Labs Experimental Extruder *

* Sold separately


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)

Safety & Compliance

FCC
EMC
Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368

Electrical

Connectivity: USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi

Power Requirements:
100 - 240 V
3.9A - 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz
400 W max.

Compatible Materials

MakerBot METHOD Filaments

Accessories

ACCESSORIES


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

Why Buy From 3D Universe?

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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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