METHOD BRINGS INDUSTRIAL GRADE FEATURES TO THE DESKTOP 3D PRINTING SPACE
Designed to deliver uncompromised performance right out-of-the-box, the MakerBot Method is packed with features – delivering maximum innovation with minimal investment on the part of users.
- Dual Performance Extruders
- Dry-sealed material bays
- 60°C circulated heated build chamber
- Wifi connectivity & 21 on-board sensors
- Remote monitoring & printing
- Seamless CAD integration with AutoDesk Fusion 360, AutoDesk Inventor, and Solidworks
- 25 compatible CAD file types
- 5” Full-color capacitive touch screen
- Over 300,000 hours of reliability testing.
METHOD IS BUILT TO LAST FOR YEARS TO COME
A structurally optimized metal frame runs the full length of the Method's body. This ultra-rigid metal frame was designed with the sole purpose of offsetting flexing, less flexing results in more consistent prints, more accurate parts, and fewer failures overall.
The ultra-rigid metal frame running the full length of Method's body was designed to offset flexing, resulting in more consistent prints with better part accuracy and fewer failures.
ACHIEVE UNCOMPROMISED LAYER ADHESION AND PART STRENGTH
Featuring a 60°C circulating heated chamber, Method allows users to control the temperature and quality of every layer. While heated build plates are effective at reducing first layer warping, the Method takes this approach one step further with full active heat immersion – providing even temperatures for the entire duration of the print job.
The full active heat immersion provided by Method's 60°C circulated heated build chamber helps parts to cool at a controlled rate - resulting in parts with higher dimensional accuracy, better layer adhesion, and improved part strength.
SMART FEATURES HELP TO REDUCE COST AND SAVE TIME ON SMALL PRODUCTION MANUFACTURING RUNS
The dual performance extruder system utilized by the Method, was built from the ground up with the goal of accelerating print times and providing higher dimensional accuracy across every part. Built-in smart sensors for material management and print protection automatically detect and alert the user when materials are running low and allows for active jam detection during the entire print duration. Other features such as the Spring Steel build plate, which easily pops out to allow users to queue up their next print, and the 5” full-color capacitive touch screen offers users a highly intuitive and seamless user experience.
Dry-sealed Material Bays form a near-perfect seal to keep material free of damaging humidity.
- Printing technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
- Print heads: Dual
- Dimensional accuracy: ± 0.2 mm
- Layer resolution: 20 – 400 microns
- Build Speed: Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm³ per sec
- Print head travel speed: up to 500 mm per sec
- Maximum build volume: 19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in single extrusion; 15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in dual extrusion
- Machine dimensions: 43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm / 17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in
- Machine weight: 5 kg / 65 lbs
- Frame construction: aluminum die cast base, extruded aluminum uprights, steel weldment gantry frame.
- Temperature control: circulating heated chamber, 60°C
- Build plate: Flexible steel build plate
- Build surface: Reusable grip surface
- Display: 5” full-color capacitive touch screen
- Camera resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
- Sensor suite: 21 sensors including:
- Humidity control
- Material detection
- Performance extruders:
- Material detection
- Encoder (Jam detection)
- Lid – open/closed
- Door – open/closed
- Temperature sensors – heated chamber
- Calibration sensors
- Extruder thermal core length: 48.2 mm
- Max extruder drive torque: 200 Newtons
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
- Spool type: Smart spools with RFID sensors
- Spool sensors: Remaining material, material color, material type.
- Supported Materials:
- MakerBot Precisions Materials: ABS (Method X), ASA, PLA, TOUGH, PVA, SR-30 (Method X)
- MakerBot Specialty Materials: PETG, more to come
- Software bundle: MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile
- Supported file formats: 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, .asm), VRML (.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)
- Operating systems:
- Windows (7,10)
- Mac OS X (10.9+)
- Connectivity: USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, WiFi
- Power Requirements:
- METHOD; 100 - 240 V; 3.9A - 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz; 400 W max.
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