Carbon fiber reinforced nylon is optimized for high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance making it ideal for structural applications and metal replacements.
METHOD’s unique industrial feature set produces carbon fiber parts with superior three dimensional strength and accuracy
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.
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.
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)|
|METHOD X||METHOD X||METHOD X||METHOD
|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
|Print Surface Requirements||Performance Grip Surface (standard)||Adhesion Stick|
|Extruder Warranty||6 Months|
FUNCTIONAL PART TESTING
ACCELERATED CONCEPT DESIGN
Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents including a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Dual Performance Extruder system is built from the ground up to accelerate print times and provide dimensional accuracy across every part.
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:
|Print Technology||Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)|
|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.|
Model Material Extruders
Support Material Extruders
Model and Support Material Compatibility
**requires MB Labs Experimental Extruder