Unlock third-party engineering-grade materials and push the limits of what’s possible on MakerBot Method 3D printers with the MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder.
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The MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder for Method and Method X is compatible with a wide range of third-party materials. While technically any material can be used with the Labs Extruder, MakerBot has partnered with and certified filament from several leading material companies such as:
The list of partners continues to expand so check back often for updates.
Equipped with a modified hot end, The LABS Experimental Extruder gives users advanced customization options for a wide range of new materials, including interchangeable nozzle assemblies and expanded print settings in MakerBot’s print preparation software, MakerBot Print. The Labs Extruder is capable of reaching up to 300°C, and includes sensors that track temperature, materials, and extruder jams.
By transforming METHOD into an open materials platform engineers can now utilize this incredibly powerful tool to actualize their ideas and designs.
1. Please make sure your METHOD is running the latest firmware.
2. Take out the extruder that you currently have in extruder slot 1 and insert the LABS
3. Your METHOD will ask you to calibrate the extruders. Please make sure both extruder
nozzles are 100% clean to ensure accurate calibration.
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