MakerBot Method and Method X
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.
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
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
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
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.