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MakerBot Method


Availability: Available to Backorder

Exc. VAT: £6,020.00 Inc. VAT: £7,224.00

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MKB-METHOD

Quick overview

MakerBot Method, the first performance 3D printer bridging the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing. Industrial Reliability + Precision, Fastest CAD to Part, Maximum Innovation + Minimal Investment. Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents including a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays.

The First Performance 3D Printer

Bridging the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.

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

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.