The First Performance 3D Printer

The MakerBot Method 3D printer bridges the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.

Industrial Reliability + Precision  

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

Fastest CAD to Part  

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

Maximum Innovation + Minimal Investment  

  • – About ⅓ the first-year cost of ownership of an entry-level industrial 3D printer with no technician required

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

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

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 TESTING3

UNCOMPROMISED LAYER ADHESION AND PART STRENGTH

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.

MakerBot Method Extruders

SPEED AND DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY

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.

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Smart sensors for material management and print protection

Leveraging industrial DNA, each Performance Extruder contains a suite of sensors that detect when material is running low and allows for active jam detection during the entire print duration. It’s like autonomous protection for your print—and your printer.

Greater torque with a 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio

From great strength comes great performance. The 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio keeps material loaded and ready for reliable material extrusion at every layer.

Lengthened thermal core with less than 60-second heat up time

A lengthened thermal core and a fast start up time ensure that materials are ready to go when your ideas are.

OPTIMIZED MATERIAL STORAGE

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 Method Material Bays
MakerBot 3D printers Dissolvable Support System 2

UNRESTRICTED GEOMETRIC FREEDOM

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

GEAR & SHAFT

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Size 13.7 cm x 13.3 cm x 13.3 cm

Print Time 16h 32m

MODEL
EXTRUDER

 

Material TOUGH

SUPPORT
EXTRUDER

 

Material PVA

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

MAKERBOT METHOD SPECS

DESCRIPTION

Dimensional Accuracy

± 0.2mm / ± 0.007in 1

Layer Resolution

Maximum Capability: 20 – 400 micron

Product Dimensions
& Weight

43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in
29.5 kg / 65 lbs

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

Extruders

Dual Performance Extruders (Model & Support)

Build Surface

Spring Steel Build Plate with Grip Surface

Material Storage

Dry Sealed Material Bays plus sensors for humidity and temperature.

Supported Material

MakerBot Precision Materials | Tough, PLA, PVA
MakerBot Specialty Materials | PETG, PVA-M, more to come

Connectivity

WiFi, Ethernet, USB Drive

Power Requirements

100 – 240V
4A, 50-60 Hz
400 W max.