MakerBot Materials for METHOD X

MakerBot Materials

Push The Limits Of What’s Possible

MakerBot Materials have been extensively-tested and tuned to produce the highest reliability and measurably accurate parts.

Manufactured to exacting diameter and quality specifications with thousand of hours of testing, the materials are optimized to give you the best results and highest quality.

Materials

Shipped in a vacuum-sealed metalized polyester bag, quality is preserved right up until opening.

The Smart Spool™ provides valuable information including material type, color, and amount remaining via an RFID chip directly to MakerBot Print, while a built-in desiccant absorbs any moisture exposure during the material loading process.

Material Highlights
MakerBot ABS
  • Real, production-grade ABS for manufacturing applications.
  • One of the most popular materials for injection-molded consumer products.
  • Clean surface finish, durability, and heat resistance.
  • Print manufacturing-grade ABS without warping and without weakening additives thanks to the METHOD X circulating 100°C heated chamber.

  • MakerBot ASA
  • UV and moisture resistant for demanding outdoor applications.
  • Ideal for equipment exposed to sunlight and rain over long periods of time – such as products for the agriculture, transportation, and power and utility industries.

  • MakerBot NYLON
  • Highly abrasive resistant for industrial applications.
  • Ability to withstand high temperatures coupled with its durability combine for above-average abrasion resistance.
  • Excellent go-to material for fabrication of replacement parts in a manufacturing facility or distribution center.

  • MakerBot PETG
  • Chemical and moisture resistant as well as being highly durable.
  • Ideal for liquid containers and bottles, which also makes it great for prototyping those types of products.
  • Also commonly used in research labs that require chemical resistance in functional parts or containers.

  • MakerBot TOUGH
  • Ideal for office-friendly printing of durable and tough parts.
  • Great for mid-stage prototypes because of its ease of use and office-friendliness.
  • The benefits of using this over PLA are its durability, pliability, and machinability which makes it perfect for snap fits and assemblies.

  • MakerBot PLA
  • Produce rigid and glossy parts for quick and easy, office-friendly prototyping.
  • Great material for early concept models and works great with breakaway supports which print faster and can be removed faster than dissolvable supports.
  • PLA is a corn-based plastic and is considered biodegradable under industrial processes.
  • Stratasys SR-30
  • Dissolvable support material from Stratasys.
  • Proprietary material developed to work seamlessly with ABS, ASA, and various other high-temp materials.
  • MakerBot PVA
  • Water-soluble support material for complex parts.
  • Compatible with many lower temperature model materials such as PLA and PETG.
  • Very office-friendly, and is a great option for printing the most complex geometries in a prototyping environment.