MakerBot METHOD X

Industrial 3D Printing for Every Engineer

The METHOD X from MakerBot is a high performance, tinker-free 3D printer that was engineered from the ground up to handle the most complex 3D printing needs.

Leveraging on industry-leading Stratasys® patents including high-quality components like a 100°C circulating heated chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and more, print dimensionally-accurate production-grade end-use parts at a fraction of traditional manufacturing costs.

We are authorized distributors for MakerBot Method X and MakerBot materials in Singapore and Malaysia.

10 Reasons to Choose METHOD X

Description

Minimum Investment. Maximum Performance.

Circulating Heated Chamber Delivers Stronger Manufacturing-Grade Parts

Open Platform for 3rd Party Advanced Engineering Materials

Guaranteed Part Accuracy ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in) and SR-30 Soluble Support

Save precious Engineering Time with an Automated Workflow and CAD Integration

Print strong heat-resistant metal replacement parts with MakerBot Nylon Carbon Fiber and other engineering-grade composite parts with three dimensional strength and accuracy like never before on METHOD’s unique industrial desktop platform.

*Requires a new composite extruder for existing METHOD printers.

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The manufacturing workstation also includes industrial 3D printing features such as:

  • 100°C Circulating Heated Chamber
  • Dual Performance Extruders
  • Dry-Sealed Material Bays

which makes it ideal for printing with advanced, engineering-grade materials, and partners can now leverage these capabilities to print advanced materials on the platform.

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Specifications

 
MakerBot METHOD X
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS
43.7 (L) x 41.3 (W) x 64.9 (H) cm
PRODUCT WEIGHT
29.5 kg
MATERIALS
Precision Materials: ABS, ASA, PC-ABS, PC-ABS FR, PLA, TOUGH

Specialty Materials: NYLON Carbon Fiber*, NYLON, PETG

* Requires Composite Extruder Upgrade
SUPPORT
PVA, SR-30
CHAMBER TEMPERATURE
100°C
BUILD VOLUME
Single Extrusion -19 (L) x 19 (W) x 19.6 (H) cm
(print settings coming soon)

Double Extrusion - 15.2 (L) x 19 (W) x 19.6 (H) cm
PRINT MODES
100 microns - High Quality Print Mode (coming soon)
200 microns - Balanced Print Mode
DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY
± 0.2 mm of travel - whichever is greater.
Based on internal testing of selected geometries.
LAYER RESOLUTION
20 - 400 micron (max capability)
POWER REQUIREMENTS
100 - 240 V
8.1A - 3.4A, 50/60 Hz
800 W max.
AMBIENT OPERATING TEMPERATURE
15 - 26°C, 10 -70% RH non-condensing
STORAGE TEMPERATURE
0 - 38°C
SOFTWARE BUNDLE
MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Windows (7, 10)
Mac OS X (10.9+)

Features

METHOD X
Features

100° 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.

Achieve uncompromised layer adhesion and part strength.



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.

1) Smart sensors for material management and print protection

Leveraging industrial DNA, each Performance Extruder contains a suite of sensors that monitor when the 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.

2) 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.

3) 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.



DRY-SEALED MATERIAL BAYS

Form a near-perfect seal with the Dry-Sealed Material Bays found in METHOD X to keep your material free of damaging humidity.

A suite of built-in sensors provides that your material is stored in its optimal environment – a feature only found in industrial 3D printers.



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.


DISSOLVABLE 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.

Key benefits include unrestricted geometric freedom (large overhangs, cavities, etc.) as well as superior print quality and surface finish.


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Labs

MAKERBOT
Materials Program

You can now unlock your METHOD with unlimited materials.

The MakerBot Materials Program allows filament suppliers to qualify their 3D printing materials for the MakerBot METHOD platform. Explore new 3D printing applications with pre-qualified materials from leading filament companies such as KIMYA, JABIL, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Polymaker, with many more to come.


EXPERIMENTAL EXTRUDER FOR METHOD

The MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD easily swaps into the model material slot of METHOD and METHOD X for unlimited material testing options and optimization.

Built on the same industrial architecture as the Performance Extruder for METHOD, the Experimental Extruder brings power and precision with the added benefit of interchangeable nozzle assemblies.

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FEATURED MATERIALS

A growing list of partners has worked to qualify filament for use with the MakerBot LABS and 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

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Software

MAKERBOT PRINT
Software

MakerBot Print helps you to optimize and streamline the 3D printing process for any workflow. Discover, prepare, manage, and share 3D prints, and enjoy the best of everything that 3D printing has to offer on your Mac, PC or in the Cloud.

PREPARE AND PREVIEW 3D PRINTS
Import design files and fine-tune settings for optimum results when printing.

IMPORT NATIVE CAD FILES
Streamline print preparation and file management with native CAD file support.

*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, .prt., .asm, .asm.), VRML (.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)

CLOUD-ENABLED 3D PRINTER MANAGEMENT
Control and monitor multiple 3D printers via live camera feeds and print status updates. Stay connected no matter where your printers are set up.

For easy collaboration, you can also save 3D files as projects and share them.

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Applications

METHOD X
Applications

Powered by Stratasys, METHOD X is most suitable for creating complex end-use parts, manufacturing tools, and functional prototypes with superior reliability and dimensional accuracy.

Get consistent print results with a dimensional accuracy of ±0.2mm – all thanks to a 100°C circulating heated chamber that enables uncompromised layer adhesion and part strength.

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Electronics Housing

Get dimensionally-accurate, production-grade, real ABS end-use parts at a fraction of traditional manufacturing costs. METHOD reduces costs and saves time for small production manufacturing runs.


Pneumatic Pump

Prototype with production-grade ABS to achieve part properties close to injection molded parts. Print dimensionally accurate assemblies and validate designs to get your products to market faster—all at a fraction of typical industrial 3D printing costs.


EOA Robotic Sander

Create durable, real ABS parts for the production floor. Print dimensionally accurate jigs, fixtures, and end-effectors that fit seamlessly with existing components.