MakerBot LABS Open Materials Platform Program

UNLIMITED MATERIALS
WITH OPEN MATERIALS PLATFORM

Explore Advanced 3D Printing Applications

Tap your innovative spirit with the Open Materials Platform by using pre-qualified materials from leading filament companies such as KIMYA, JABIL, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Polymaker, with many more to come.

EXPERIMENTAL EXTRUDER GEN 2 FOR METHOD

Print more abrasive 3rd-party composites and polymers for longer thanks to upgraded hardened-steel components with the NEW LABS Experimental Extruder GEN 2.

With the number of third-party composites available on the market today, the experimental extruder has been optimized to allow you to print with some of the most abrasive materials available – like Carbon Fiber and ESD composites with confidence.

Apart from unlimited open-materials experimentation, you can also do a quick swab with a model extruder for highly repeatable, dimensionally accurate parts with MakerBot Materials.

*The MakerBot LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder for METHOD is an experimental product and is not covered under warranty. Contact us to learn more.

3D PRINT METAL ON METHOD 

Introducing a whole new way to create solid metal parts that can withstand high temperatures and heavy loads with MakerBot METHOD platform and MakerBot LABS Gen 2 Experimental Extruder.

BASF Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel parts combine next level strength, rigidity, and durability needed for end-use parts and manufacturing tools.

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FEATURED PARTNERS

A growing list of partners has worked to qualify filament for use with the Experimental Extruder.

ABS CARBON FIBER from KIMYA
An ABS composite material with 30% chopped carbon fiber for improved stiffness and lower weight.

PETG ESD from JABIL
An easy processing, Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) product for printing parts that meet sensitive electronics and could be damaged by electrostatic discharge.

DURABIO™ from Mitsubishi Chemical
Bio-based, BPA free resin. It combines PMMA’s transparency with a higher chemical and scratch resistance compared to polycarbonate (PC).

PC-FR from Polymaker PolyMax™
A flame retardant polycarbonate (PC) filament (UL94V-0/1.5 mm) displaying excellent toughness, strength, and heat resistance.

FEATURED APPLICATIONS

1 Dual Gripper Mount for Manufacturing Robot Arm by All Axis Robotics

KIMYA MATERIALS

Whether you need tool-grade strength, electrical insulation, or electrical conductivity, Kimya materials let you print engineering-grade parts with unparalleled dimensional accuracy.

ABS KEVLAR – Tool-Grade Durability
ABS ESD – Insulate Your Electronics
ABS EC – Print Conductive Components
ABS CF – Lightweight and strong parts
PETG CF – Lightweight and strong parts

Tap the strength and durability benefits of polycarbonate in three versions – Polymaker PC-PBT, Polymaker Polymax PC-FR, and Polymaker PolyLite PC.

Polymaker PC-PBT – Chemical and subzero protection of PBT
Polymaker Polymax PC-FR – Offers V0 flame retardant performance (UL94)
Polymaker PolyLite PC – Unique transparent color for light housings and diffusers.

Check out MakerBot Materials that have been carefully tested for thousands of hours to achieve engineering standards of printed part dimensional accuracy and strength, for use with METHOD X.