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MakerBot MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber Edition 3D Printer

The MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber Edition is a high-performance 3D printer designed for advanced materials. It features a specialized composite extruder, dual performance extruders, dry-sealed material bays, and a 60°C circulated heated build chamber. It also has wifi connectivity, remote monitoring and printing, and seamless CAD integration.

  • Specialized Composite Extruder for Printing Advanced Materials
  • Dry-sealed material bays
  • 60°C circulated heated build chamber
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METHOD CARBON FIBER EDITION IS EQUIPPED AND READY TO HELP ANY USER REALIZE INDUSTRIAL-GRADE 3D PRINTING

Designed to 3D print with advanced materials, the MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber Edition is feature-packed to deliver maximum performance with minimal investment on the part of users.

Features:

  • Specialized Composite Extruder for Printing Advanced Materials
  • 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 CARBON FIBER EDITION IS BUILT TO LAST

A structurally optimized metal frame runs the full length of the body of the Method Carbon Fiber Edition. 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.

ACHIEVE UNCOMPROMISED LAYER ADHESION AND PART STRENGTH USING CARBON-FIBER INFUSED NYLON

Featuring a 60°C circulating heated chamber, Method Carbon Fiber Edition allows users to control the temperature and quality of every layer. While heated build plates are effective at reducing first layer warping, the Method Carbon Fiber Edition takes this approach one step further with full active heat immersion – providing even temperatures for the entire duration of the print job. This allows better layer adhesion for nylon, strengthening your printed parts even more.

SMART FEATURES HELP TO REDUCE COST AND SAVE TIME ON SMALL PRODUCTION MANUFACTURING RUNS

The dual performance extruder system utilized by the Method Carbon Fiber Edition 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 allow 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.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

  • (1) MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber Edition 3D Printer
  • (1) Spring Steel Build Plate
  • (1) Composite Extruder
  • (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

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

PRINTER PROPERTIES:

  • 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

 

PRINTER HARDWARE:

  • 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:
    • Drawer:
      • Temperature
      • Humidity control
      • Material detection
      • RFID
    • Performance extruders:
      • Temperature
      • Material detection
      • Encoder (Jam detection)
    • Printer:
      • Lid – open/closed
      • Door – open/closed
      • Temperature sensors – heated chamber
      • Calibration sensors

 

EXTRUDER HARDWARE:

  • Extruder thermal core length: 48.2 mm
  • Max extruder drive torque: 200 Newtons
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm

 

MATERIAL COMPATIBILITY:

  • 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:

  • 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+)

ELECTRICAL:

  • Connectivity: USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, WiFi
  • Power Requirements:
    • METHOD; 100 - 240 V; 3.9A - 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz; 400 W max.

SHIPPING NOTICE

Please note that due to the size and packaging of this machine, your MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber Edtion 3D Printer will ship on a pallet via freight, which could extend delivery times. If you are shipping a MakerBot printer to a residential address, the freight company will call you to schedule a delivery. Shipments made to commercial addresses will be made without the need to schedule a delivery.

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