MakerBot Method

Next-Generation desktop 3D printing platform that delivers manufacturing-grade parts with advanced engineering materials

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Industrial 3D Printing for Every Engineer

Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents, each METHOD 3D printer configuration features high quality components like a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays. Perfect for quick prototypes, fit tests and concept iterations. The METHOD 3D printers deliver maximum innovation with minimal investment.

Heated Chamber Delivers Stronger Manufacturing-Grade Parts®

Open Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials

Guaranteed Part Accuracy and SR-30 Soluble Support

Save Engineering Time with an Automated Workflow and CAD Integration

Example Parts

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 3D Printer

The MakerBot METHOD is a professional-grade, tinker-free 3D printer that allows you to print ultra-precision parts with a 60°C heated chamber. Delivering uncompromised performance right out of the box, the METHOD prints 2x faster than leading desktop printers and offers a seamless CAD to Part workflow.
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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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METHODMETHOD X
System Size43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in
System Weight29.5 kg / 65 lbs29.5 kg / 65 lbs
MaterialsPLA, PETG, Tough, NylonPLA, PETG, Tough, ABS, ASA, Nylon
SupportPVAPVA
Stratasys SR-30
Chamber Temperature60ºC100ºC
X bellows
Power Requirements100 – 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 VolumeSingle 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
ExtrudersModel 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 BundleMakerBot 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+)

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

Materials

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Spool Type

Smart Spools with RFID sensors

Spool Sensors

Remaining Material,
Material Color,
Material Kind

Makerbot tough

Supported Materials

MakerBot Precision Materials: ABS, ASA, PLA, Tough, PVA, SR-30
MakerBot Specialty Materials: NYLON, PETG, more to come

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