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METHOD/METHOD X

// Print Metals, Composites, and Polymers all on one machine.

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Features

  • Ultra-rigid metal frame construction
  • Circulating heated chamber
  • Dual performance extruders
  • Dry-sealed material bays
  • Dissolvable support system
  • Sensors + Connectivity
  • Spring steel build plate
  • Touchscreen controls
  • Smart spools and smart assist material loader

Tech Specs

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS
43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in

 

PRODUCT WEIGHT
29.5 kg / 65 lbs

 

DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY
± 0.2mm

 

LAYER RESOLUTION
Range: 20 – 400 microns

 

MAXIMUM 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

 

EXTRUDERS
Dual Performance Extruders
(Model & Support)

 

HEATED CHAMBER MAX TEMPERATURE
METHOD 60º C
METHOD X 100º C

 

MAKERBOT MATERIALS COMPATIBILITY – Order Materials
METHOD
PLA, TOUGH, PETG, NYLON, NYLON 12 Carbon Fiber, PVA (support), LABS (third party materials for use with MakerBot Experimental Extruder)
METHOD X
PLA, TOUGH, PETG, NYLON, NYLON 12 Carbon Fiber, PVA (support), ABS,  ASA, PC-ABS, PC-ABS FR (flame retardant), Stratasys SR-30 (support), LABS (third party materials for use with MakerBot Experimental Extruder)

PRINTER AUTOMATION
Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic Nozzle Calibration, Automatic Material Loading

 

CONNECTIVITY
USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS
METHOD
100 – 240 V
3.9A – 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz
400 W max.

METHOD X
100 – 240 V
8.1A – 3.4A, 50/60 Hz
800 W max.

 

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+)

 

SAFETY & COMPLIANCE
FCC; EMC; Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368