Integrated camera and intelligent sensors for worry-free printing
Reliability - over 220k hours of testing!!
Strong, Heat-Resistant Metal Replacement Parts
Carbon fiber reinforced nylon is optimized for high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance making it ideal for structural applications and metal replacements.
Excellent strength to weight ratio - 110 MPa TS - for lightweighting applications such as robotic end effectors
Engineering-grade stiffness - 7600 MPa Tensile Modulus - for structural applications such as vehicular brackets and inspection gauges
High heat resistance under load - 184°C HDT - for optimal under-hood and tooling applications
Superior Nylon Carbon Fiber Parts with METHOD
METHOD’s unique industrial feature set produces carbon fiber parts with superior three dimensional strength and accuracy
METHOD’s Heated Chamber delivers parts that are strong and accurate.
Outstanding surface finish that hides layer lines thanks to METHOD’s Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame.
Print the most complex geometries including internal cavities with soluble support, or use breakaway support for faster print times.
METHOD’s sealed filament bays help keep the material dry, resulting in better print quality and reliability, and METHOD’s pre-print spool drying feature allows for the recovery of oversaturated filament.
Engineering Grade Materials
With its dual extruders and heated chamber, the METHOD X is capable of printing a wide variety of materials right out of the box, including:
Nylon Carbon Fiber - optimized for high strength to weight ratio, stiffness, and heat resistance, ideal for structural applications and metal replacements
ABS - Engineering grade plastic, great for functional parts
ASA - Similar to ABS, with great properties for outdoor use
SR30 - Dissolvable support for ASA & ABS
PETG - All-around prototyping material w/ good chemical resistance
Nylon - Tough material with good strength and lubricity
PLA - The go to bio-material for sustainable prototying
Tough - A tougher bio-material, ready for challenging parts
PVA - Dissolvable support for all materials beside ABS & ASA
Open Materials - The METHOD X is also available for use with any 1.75mm filament on the open market with the Makerbot Experimental Extruder. Current partners include Kimya, Jabil, Polymaker and Mistubishi chemical, with new material partners are joining the ecosystem everyday!
Dimensional accuracy of +/- 0.2mm (0.007in) right off the print bed, in any Makerbot certified material, including ABS, ASA and Nylon.
“The dimensional accuracy that we're getting with the Method compared to any Industrial 3D Printer is as good or better.” - MARCO PERRY, CEO & FOUNDER, PENSA
Reliability & Automation
The METHOD X is designed for use in industrial environments, where it is intended to be a workhorse for additive manufacturing. The METHOD X was tested for over 220000hrs (equivalent to 25yrs!!) before it was released to the market!
With 21 automated sensors, you can relax while your parts print successfully every time. Here is a rundown of the sensors:
Material Bay - Temperature, Humidity, Material Detection, Identification
Extruder - Temperature, Material Detection, Jam Detection
Printer - Lid. Door, Chamber Temp, Bed Level Calibration
Sit Back and Relax
With the METHOD X there is no need to worry about concerns of other desktop 3D printers:
Bed Leveling - Automated!
Support Material - Dissolve your concerns away!!
Filament Run Out - We got a Sensor for that!!
Filament Jam - We got a Sensor for that too!!
Environmental Temperature - Heated Chamber controls for that!
Material Mix-up - ID tags and sensors!!
Print Parameters - MakerBot Print has pre-configured printer parameters for all MakerBot materials
Humidity in the Filament - Our materials keep dry material dry, and we have a sensor to check that at all time...if it is wet, you can dry the filament in the build chamber!
+/-0.2mm (+/- 0.007in)
20-400 microns, Balanced = 200 microns
100C, circulating heat
Max Material Flow Rate
153 x 190 x 196mm (6 x 7.5 x 7.75in)
437 x 713 x 649mm (17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6in)
5" full-color capacitive touch
100-240V, 8.1-3.4A, 50/60Hz, 800W max
USB, Ethernet, WiFi
1yr included, extendable to 3yrs with support plans
MakerBot Print + MakerBot Mobile (no additional fees)
1 MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer
1 Spring Steel Build Plate
1 Composite Extruder
1 Performance Extruder 2XA Support
1 Performance Extruder 2 Support
1 Nozzle Brush
1 Hex Key
1 USB A-to-B Cable
1 US Power Cord
1 EU Power Cord
Please note: MakerBot materials sold separately.
Consultative approach - you have questions, we have answers based on real world experience