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MakerBot Method X Carbon Fiber 3D Printer


Availability: In stock

Exc. VAT: £5,013.52 Inc. VAT: £6,016.22 £7,798.80

SKU:

MKB-900-0074A

Quick overview

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.

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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.
  • Industrial Reliability + Precision

    • Match design dimensions
    • Dimensional accuracy of ±0.2mm*

    *± 0.2 mm or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel (whichever is greater). Based on internal testing of selected geometries.

    Fastest CAD to Part

    • Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers**
    • Seamless printing workflow

    **Compared to popular desktop 3D printers when using the same layer height and infill density settings. Speed advantage dependent upon object geometry.

    Maximum Innovation + Minimal Investment

    • About ⅓ the first-year cost of ownership of an entry-level industrial 3D printer with no technician required
    • Accelerate your design process and reduce risk while reclaiming time and money

    The MakerBot Method and Method X share highly similar functionality and hardware, but there are a couple of key differences that should be noted.

    Improved Chamber Heater

    The Method X comes with a more powerful chamber heater in order to print with ABS material. The chamber can now reach temperatures of 100 degrees celsius. Accordingly, the wattage requirements have been increased from a 400 Watt maximum to a 800 Watt maximum to support the more powerful heater.

    As a result, there is an increase in power draw from the Method X, when compared to the Method.

    Heated Build-Chamber and Safety

    While the Method’s build-chamber can heat up to 60 degrees Celsius, the Method X will heat to 100 degrees celsius, to properly print with ABS.

    When removing the build plate to detach a finished print, it is recommended to open the chamber door and let the plate cool down before handling: or use heat resistant gloves.

    Extruder and Material Usage

    When printing with multiple different types of materials, Makerbot recommends that you have a dedicated Extruder for each material you print with.

    This will ensure that print quality and extruder lifespan can be maintained properly throughout the life-cycle of your Method X.





    MakerBot Precision Materials for Method MakerBot Specialty Materials for Method
    Materials Tough (Model) PLA (Model) PVA (Support) ABS (Model) ASA (Model) SR-30 (Support) PETG (Model)
    Compatible Printers METHOD

    METHOD X
    METHOD

    METHOD X
    METHOD

    METHOD X
    METHOD X METHOD X METHOD X METHOD

    METHOD X
    Compatible Performance Extruder Model 1 Support 2 Model 1XA Model 1XA Support 2XA Model 1
    Applications Durable, usable prototypes; manufacturing aids Clean concept models
    Dimensional Part Accuracy ± 0.2 mm (0.007 in)
    *or ± 0.002 mm per mm of travel whichever is greater
    N/A
    Print Surface Requirements Performance Grip Surface (standard) Adhesion Stick
    Colors Slate Gray

    Onyx Black

    Stone White

    Safety Orange
    True Black

    True White

    Cool Gray

    Natural

    True Orange

    True Red
    N/A Black

    White

    Red

    Orange

    Gray

    Natural
    Black

    White

    Red
    N/A Natural


    Red

    Black
    Extruder Warranty 6 Months

    PRINT EXAMPLES

    Electric Motor Housing

    FUNCTIONAL PART TESTING

    TECH SPECS
    • MODEL MATERIAL: MakerBot Tough
    • SUPPORT MATERIAL: MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA

    MODULAR SKI GOGGLES

    ACCELERATED CONCEPT DESIGN

    TECH SPECS
    • MODEL MATERIAL: MakerBot Tough
    • SUPPORT MATERIAL: MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA

    INDUSTRIAL RELIABILITY & PRECISION

    Breakthrough technologies leveraging patents from Stratasys® — the worldwide leader in industrial 3D printing.

    Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents including a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays.

    Uncompromised performance. From the inside out.

    • 21 ONBOARD SENSORS
    • WIFI CONNECTIVITY
    • REMOTE MONITORING + PRINTING
    • 25 COMPATIBLE CAD FILE TYPES
    • 5" FULL-COLOR CAPACITIVE TOUCH SCREEN
    • OVER 220,000 HOURS OF RELIABILITY TESTING

    Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame Construction

    A structurally-optimized metal frame runs the full length of the body to offset flexing. Less flexing means more consistent prints with better part accuracy and fewer failures.

    Dry-Sealed Material Bays

    Dry-Sealed Material Bays form a near-perfect seal to keep material free of damaging humidity. A suite of built-in sensors provides that your material is stored in its optimal environment—a feature previously only available in industrial 3D printers.

    MakerBot Materials for Method

    PRECISION MATERIALS: Extensively tested by MakerBot for the highest reliability and measurably accurate parts.

    SPECIALTY MATERIALS: For users looking for special materials with advanced properties to push the limits of what's possible.

    Circulating Heated Chamber

    Control the temperature and quality of every layer - not just the first. While heated build plates are effective at reducing warping, Method takes this further with full active heat immersion during the entire duration of the print.

    Dual Performance Extruders

    The Dual Performance Extruder system is built from the ground up to accelerate print times and provide dimensional accuracy across every part.

    Disolvable Support System

    Superior surface finish and unrestricted geometric freedom are paramount to delivering high quality printed parts. MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA ensures fast and effortless support removal without compromising part design or dimensional accuracy.

    MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA provides two key benefits:

    • Unrestricted geometric freedom (large overhangs, cavities, etc.)
    • Superior print quality and surface finish

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Print Technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
    Print Heads 2
    Dimensional Accuracy ± 0.2 mm
    Layer Resolution Range: 20 - 400 microns
    Print Modes tuned and optimized for: 100 microns - High Quality Print Mode
    200 microns - Balanced Print Mode
    Build Speed Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers
    Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm3 per sec
    Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec
    Maximum 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
    Product Testing 220,000+ total testing hours (system reliability, subsystem, and print quality)
    Drawer Sensors Temperature, Humidity Control, Material Detection, RFID
    Performance Extruders Sensors Temperature, Material Detection, Encoder (Jam Detection)
    Printer Sensors Lid – Open/Closed, Door – Open/Closed, Temperature Sensors – Heated Chamber, Calibration Sensors
    Extruder Thermal Core Length 48.2 mm
    Max Extruder Drive Torque 200 Newtons
    Nozzle Diameter 0.4 mm
    Spool Type Smart Spools with RFID sensors
    Spool Sensors Remaining Material, Material Color, Material Kind
    Supported Materials MakerBot Precision Materials: PLA, Tough, PVA
    MakerBot Specialty Materials: PETG, more to come
    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
    Shipping Box Dimensions 76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm / 30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in
    Shipping Box Weight 37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs
    Frame Construction Aluminum Die Cast Base, Extruded Aluminum Uprights, Steel Weldment Gantry Frame
    Temperature Control Circulating Heated Chamber
    Build Plate Flexible Steel Build Plate
    Build Surface Reusable Grip Surface
    Display 5" Full-Color Capacitive Touch Screen
    Camera Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
    Ambient Operating Temperature 15 - 26º C / 59 - 78º F, 10 - 90% RH non-condensing
    Storage Temperature 0 - 38º C / 32 - 100º F
    Printer Automation Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic Nozzle Calibration, Automatic Material Loading
    Safety & Compliance FCC, EMC, Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368
    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+)
    Connectivity USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi
    Power Requirements 100 - 240 V, 4A, 50 - 60 Hz, 400 W max.

    WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

  • 1 MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer
  • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate
  • 1 Composite Extruder
  • 1 Performance Extruder 2XA Support
  • 1 Performance Extruder 2 Support
  • 1 Nozzle Brush
  • 1 Hex Key
  • 1 USB A-to-B Cable
  • 1 US Power Cord
  • 1 EU Power Cord
  • Please note: MakerBot materials sold separately.

    COMPATIBILITY

    Extruder Compatibility

    Model Material Extruders

  • Compsite Extruder 1C (included)
  • Model 1*
  • Model 1XA*
  • MB Labs Experimental Extruder*
  • Support Material Extruders

  • Support 2 (included)
  • Support 2XA (included)
  • *sold separately

    Model and Support Material Compatibility

    Model Material

  • Nylon Carbon Fiber
  • ABS
  • PC-ABS and PC-ABS Fire Retardant
  • PLA
  • Tough
  • PET-G
  • Nylon
  • Open materials**
  • Support Material

  • SR-30
  • PVA


  • **requires MB Labs Experimental Extruder


    Manufacturer part No: 900-0074A