MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber

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Industrial 3D Printing for Every Engineer

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.

Strong, Heat-Resistant Metal Replacement Parts

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

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 oversaturated filament.

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Strong, Heat-resistant Metal Replacement Parts

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

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 Material Specifications

184° C Heat Deflection, 110 MPA Tensile Strength, 7600 MPA Tensile Modulus

ABS Nylon MakerBot Nylon
Carbon Fiber
Δ vs ABS Δ vs Nylon
Tensile Strength 43 MPa 66 MPa 110 MPa +155% +66%
Tensile Modulus 2400 MPa 2,200 MPa 7600 MPa +217% +246%
HDT 84°C 91°C 184C +100°C +93°C
Specifications

Printing Technology

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Size and Weight

43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in
29.5 kg / 65 lbs

Build Volume

19 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

Layer Resolution

Range: 20 – 400 microns

Print Modes

Balanced: Optimized balance of print speed and quality.
Draft: Quicker “Sketch” mode that favors speed over surface quality.
High Quality: Prioritizes part aesthetics over print speed.
Solid: Design and optimized for solid objects.

MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

Print Carbon Fiber and a selection of polymers with the aid of a 60°C heated chamber.
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What's Included

1 MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer

1 Spring Steel Build Plate

1 Performance Extruder 1 Model

1 Performance Extruder 2 Support

1 Nozzle Brush

1 of each: Hex Key, USB A-to-B Cable, US Power Cord, EU Power Cord

Heated Chamber Delivers Stronger Manufacturing-Grade Parts

- A Heated Chamber produces stronger parts than a heated build plate
- Achieve consistent strength in three axis with recirculating heat on every layer
- Print real ABS, ASA, and PC-ABS with superior mechanical and thermal properties than modified desktop 3D printer formulations.

Open Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials

- Official MakerBot Materials include Real ABS, ASA, Nylon, PETG, SR-30, and more. These materials have been tuned extensively by our engineers and tested for thousands of hours.
- Access unlimited materials with an Open Materials Platform enabled by MakerBot LABS. Print advanced materials, such as ABS Carbon, TPE (flexible), PETG ESD, and PC.

Guaranteed Part Accuracy and SR-30 Soluble Support

- Complex geometries that are impossible to print with advanced materials on a desktop 3D printer – Enabled by Stratasys SR-30 soluble supports
- The only printer in its class to guarantee finished part dimensional accuracy ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in).
- Print complex assemblies that fit with tight tolerances – every time.

Save Engineering Time With an Automated Workflow and CAD Integration

- Put an end to tinkering and time-consuming printer upkeep with the most streamlined workflow in the industry, including automated material handling, build plate leveling, and extruder calibration.
- Keep your projects moving and enjoy enjoy peace of mind with our leading in-house customer support and MakerCare machine hot swap.

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METHOD METHOD X
System Size 43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in 43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in
System Weight 29.5 kg / 65 lbs 29.5 kg / 65 lbs
Materials PLA, PETG, Tough, Nylon PLA, PETG, Tough, ABS, ASA, Nylon
Support PVA PVA
Stratasys SR-30
Chamber Temperature 60ºC 100ºC
X bellows
Power Requirements 100 – 240 V
3.9A – 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz
400 W max
100 – 240 V
8.1A – 3.4A, 50 / 60 Hz
800 W max
Build Volume Single Extrusion
19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in

Dual Extrusion
15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in
Single Extrusion
19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in

Dual Extrusion
15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in
Dimensional Accuracy ± 0.2mm / ±0.007in1 ± 0.2mm / ±0.007in1
Extruders Model Extruder
Model 1

Support Extruder
Support 2
Model Extruder
Model 1
Model 1XA

Support Extruder
Support 2
Support 2XA
Applications – Quick prototypes
– Fit tests
– Concept iterations
– Manufacturing tools
– End-use parts
– Functional prototypes
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+)

1 ± 0.2mm or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel – whichever is greater. Based on internal
testing of selected geometries.