MakerBot Method

MAKERBOT

METHOD

Enable your design and engineering teams with performance 3D printing.

MakerBot Method is the first desktop 3D printer designed from the ground up, leveraging the reliability and precision of industrial 3D printers, with the accessibility and investment of desktop systems. Method introduces an entirely new 3D printing category, performance 3D printing, enabling your design teams with the fastest CAD to part prototyping experience. Bring the MakerBot Method in-house today, and see what performance 3D printing can do.

Performance 3D Printing with Industrial DNA 

MakerBot Method is the product of years of collaboration and testing, leveraging patents from Stratasys and the vision that 3D printing should be accessible and easy. The outcome is a desktop 3D printer that can do more than any before it, combining industrial features like a heated build chamber and dual-extrusion, with the streamlined workflow and operating costs closer to traditional desktop 3D printers to produce the fastest CAD-to-part.

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Product Highlights

The MakerBot Method breaks the technology barrier between
hobbyist desktop 3D printers and industrial 3D printers.
MakerBot Method 3D Printer Precision

Precision

MakerBot Method offers consistent print results with a dimensional accuracy of ±0.2mm

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Fastest CAD to Part

Fastest CAD to Part

Up to 2x faster than other desktop 3D printers, with a seamless workflow

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Affordable

Small Investment, Big Impact

Owning a MakerBot Method is 1/3 the first year cost of ownership of an industrial 3D printer.

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Industrial Reliability

Ultra-rigid metal frame means consistent prints, and fewer failures

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Heated Chamber

Heated Chamber

Control the quality and precision of every layer with active heat immersion

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Dual Extrusion

Dual Extrusion

Accelerate print times, without worrying about design complexity

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Easy Operation

Easy Deployment and Operation

Plug and play for all types of users

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Connectivity

Fully Connected

21 unique sensors, onboard camera, and mobile, WiFi, Ethernet, and USB connectivity

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Materials

Materials

MakerBot Precision Tough, PLA, Water-Soluble PVA and PETG

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Application Examples

Match design dimensions every time with consistent 3D printing results and a dimensional accuracy of ±0.2mm

MakerBot Method Application Examples 1

Tech Specs MakerBot Method modular ski goggles 3D printing example
Size  17.6cm x 10.2cm x 4.9cm
Volume 74.5 cm³
CAD To Part 18h 21m
Part Cost $7.69 USD
Model Material MakerBot Tough
Support Material MakerBot Precision Dissolving PVA

MakerBot Method Application Examples 2

Tech Specs MakerBot Method functional part testing
Size  17.6cm x 10.2cm x 4.9cm
Volume 74.5 cm³
CAD To Part 18h 21m
Part Cost $7.69 USD
Model Material MakerBot Tough
Support Material MakerBot Precision Dissolving PVA

MakerBot Method for Business

MakerBot Method for Business is tailored to the needs of fast-paced and demanding organizations looking to eliminate the cost of downtime and prevent missed deadlines. Designed to keep your teams moving seamlessly and without interruption, only MakerBot Method for Business includes our most advanced extended warranty package — MakerCare Platinum Protection

 

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MakerBot Method for Business includes:

  • MakerBot Method Performance 3D Printer
  • MakerCare Platinum Protection Plan – 3 years of risk-free and fast service
  • Expedited shipping of replacement parts
  • Replacement printer hot swap service

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Industrial 3D Printing
Meets Desktop Accessibility

MakerBot Method Desktop Professional 3D Printer Overview

MakerBot Method dual-extrusion modular 3D printing system

Dual-Performance Extruders

Built from the ground up with reliability in mind, the Dual Performance Extruder system can accelerate print times while providing dimensional accuracy consistently. Inside the extrusion system, there are multiple sensors measuring everything from low material to active jam protection, ensuring your prints come out as intended.

  • 19:1 dual drive gear ratio keeps material loaded and ready for reliable extrusion at every layer
  • Lengthened thermal core
  • Less than 60-second startup time
  • One for model, one for soluble support

MakerBot Method 3D printer heated build chamber

Circulating Heated Chamber

Experience uncompromised layer adhesion and part strength with the circulating heated chamber on the MakerBot Method desktop 3D printer. A heated built plate only lets you control the adhesion and quality of the first layer, but with full active heat immersion throughout the print, you can control the temperature and quality of every layer.

  • Reduce warping and layer delamination
  • Heats the entire duration of the print
  • 2 Chamber heaters

Smart Materials and Storage

With the MakerBot Method’s dry-sales material bays, your 3D printing material is stored in an optimized environment to maintain its integrity. With the material kept away from damaging humidity, and with sensors to monitor the environment, you can be confident it will print the way it was intended.

  • Dry-sealed material bays
  • Smart sensors for monitoring the environment
  • 2 material bays – 1 model, 1 support
  • Smart assist material loader
  • Smart spools monitor color and quantity

MakerBot Method Material Bays

Dissolvable Support

The Method is optimized for MakerBot’s new Water-Soluble PVA material which opens the door for complete design freedom in concept development and prototyping. The effortless support removal process won’t compromise part design or dimensional accuracy.

  • Unrestricted geometric freedom
  • Great for 3D printing large overhangs or cavities
  • Water soluble
  • Superior print quality and surface finish

MakerBot Method Smart Material Dissolvable Support

Built Tough

The ultra-rigid metal frame on the MakerBot Method runs the full length of the system, leaving less opportunity for flexing, and more reliability. With this new robust frame design, you can be confident that your prints will be accurate, with fewer print failures.

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Exploded view Build Tough

MakerBot Method performance 3D printer touchscreen interface controls

Touchscreen Interface

The MakerBot Method has a 5″full-color immersive touchscreen display allowing you to swipe, tap, and print. You can stay up to date with your prints, check the job status, and navigate through the menus with ease.

MakerBot Method performance 3D printer sensors

Smart and Connected

A network of 21 intelligent sensors keeps your MakerBot Method running smoothly and you in control of your print.

MakerBot Method Flexible spring steel Build Tray

Spring Steel Build Plate

The print base is precision calibrated and the spring steel build plate provides unrivaled flatness for part accuracy you can trust. Its flexible design makes removing prints from the printer a breeze.

MakerBot Method Print and Mobile Software

MakerBot Print

Supporting 25 native CAD file types, remote monitoring and printing, and a streamlined workflow makes MakerBot Print the ideal 3D printing management software to get the most out of your Method.

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3D Printing Materials for MakerBot Method

MakerBot 3D printing materials for the Method desktop 3D printer are manufactured to exacting diameter and quality specifications and shipped in a vacuum sealed Mylar bag to preserve quality and shelf life right up until opening. The new Smart Spool system sends all of your material information including color and amount remaining wirelessly to MakerBot Print for up-to-the-second material management.

MakerBot Precision Tough

3D printing parts with high strength, impact resistance and durability with up to 2X the impact strength of ABS

MakerBot Method Precision Tough 3D Printing Materials

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Safety Orange Slate Gray Onyx Black Stone White

MakerBot Precision PLA

Easy to use and predictable, precision PLA is the perfect 3D printing material for early-stage concept development and prototyping.MakerBot Method Precision PLA 3D Printing Materials

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True Red True Orange Cool Gray True Black True White Natural

MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA

Make post-processing fast and effortless with support structures that dissolve in water. Perfect for complex partsMakerBot Method Precision water sulble PVA 3D printing material

MakerBot PETG Specialty Material

High-strength and durability combined with strong chemical and moisture resistance qualities.MakerBot Method Precision PETG specialty 3D Printing Materials

MakerBot Method Precision PLA 3D Printing Materials true red (2)
Natural

MakerBot Method 3D Printer Support Canada Exploded View

The Best Support in the Business.

With thousands of desktop 3D printers in the field all over the world, MakerBot knows how to operate world-class technical support. Spend your time focusing on innovation and 3D printing, leave the rest to the Proto3000 and MakerBot support teams. In addition to standard and extended warranty programs, MakerBot MakerCare Protection Plans provide comprehensive and rapid response times, unrivaled in the industry.

These plans include:

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Quick part replacement
  • Hot swapping

Technical Specifications

Get under the hood of the MakerBot Method performance 3D printer.
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3D Printing Specs

Dimensional Accuracy
Dimensional Accuracy
± 0.2mm or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel (whichever is greater)
Build Speed
Build Speed
Up to 2x times faster than desktop 3D printers**

Max Filament Flow Rate: ~50mm^3 per sec

Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm/sec
Layer Resolution
Layer Resolution
Maximum Capability: 20 - 400 microns

Print Modes tuned for:

200 microns to provide an optimal balance of high surface quality and quick print time
100 microns for very high surface quality
Maximum Build Volume
Maximum Build Volume
7.5 (6.0 with water -soluble supports) x 7.5 x 7.75 inches

Hardware

Print Heads
Print Heads
2
Frame Construction
Frame Construction
Aluminum Die Cast base, Extruded Aluminum Uprights, Steel Weldment Gantry Frame
Number of Chamber Heaters
Number of Chamber Heaters
2
Chamber Heaters Cartridge Size
Chamber Heaters Cartridge Size
1/4" 60W Heaters
Print Sensors
Print Sensors
Total: 21

Drawers - Temperature, Humidity, Filament Detection, RFID
Performance Extruders - Temperature, Filament Detection, Encoder (Jam Detection)
Lid – Open/Closed
Door – Open/Closed
Heated Chamber – Temperature
Carriage – Calibration
Nozzle Diameter
Nozzle Diameter
0.4 mm
Nozzle Material
Nozzle Material
17-4 PH Hardened Steel
Max Extruder Drive Torque
Max Extruder Drive Torque
200 Newtons through 19:1 gear ratio (3x more pull force than desktop standard)
Extruder Thermal Core Length
Extruder Thermal Core Length
51.5 mm (3x longer than desktop standard)
Display
Display
5" full-color capacitive touchscreen
Build Plate
Build Plate
Spring Steel
Build Surface
Build Surface
Reusable, flexible grip surface
Maintenance Procedures
Maintenance Procedures
Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic XYZ nozzle calibration, Automatic Filament Loading
Filament Storage
Filament Storage
Sealed material bay doors
Camera Resolution
Camera Resolution
640 by 480 pixels
Ambient Operating Temperature
Ambient Operating Temperature
15 - 26 ºC, 10 - 90% RH non condensing
Storage Temperature
Storage Temperature
0-38C

Size and Weight

Product Dimensions
Product Dimensions
413 mm x 437mm x 649 mm / 16.3”D x 17.2” W x 25.6”H
Product Weight
Product Weight
65 lbs
Shipping Box
Shipping Box
76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D centimeters [30.1 H x 19.7 W x 21.9 D inches]
Shipping Weight
Shipping Weight
81.7 lbs

Materials

Supported Materials
Supported Materials
MakerBot Precision Materials: PLA, Tough, PVA
MakerBot Specialty Materials: PETG, more to come
Dry-Sealed Filament Protection
Dry-Sealed Filament Protection
30 Days
Filament Diameter
Filament Diameter
1.75 mm [0.069 in]
Spool Typer
Spool Typer
Smart Spools with RFID tag
Spool Size
Spool Size
750g (1.65lbs) model, 500g (1.10lbs)
System
System
Open Filament System (Filament Aux Port)

Safety and Compliance

Safety
Safety
Fully Enclosed
Door Safety Switch
Lid Safety Switch
Compliance
Compliance
FCC
EMC
Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368

Electrical

Power Requirements
Power Requirements
100 - 240 V
4A, 50-60 Hz
400 W max.
Connectivity
Connectivity
USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­fi

Software

Software Bundle
Software Bundle
MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile
Supported File Types (Windows only)
Supported File Types (Windows only)
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, .prt., .asm, .asm.), VRML (.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)
CAD Plugins
CAD Plugins
SolidWorks, Autodesk Fusion 360
Operating Systems
Operating Systems
Windows (7, 10)
Mac OS X (10.12+)

Service and Support

Warranty
Warranty
1 Year (includes 6 months of standard warranty and 6 months of free extended warranty – $950 value)
Support Plans
Support Plans
MakerCare Gold (2 Years),
MakerCare Platinum (3 Years)