The MakerBot Method X Carbon Fiber Edition gives users the ability to 3D print with advanced materials like Carbon Fiber infused nylon that require a steady, heated build chamber that can reach temperatures up to 110°C, as well as high-performance hotends that can handle the temperature load and material properties of nylon infused with carbon fiber which is optimized for high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance making it ideal for structural applications and metal replacement parts. The MakerBot Method X Carbon Fiber Edition is capable of printing with dissolvable supports, and it also includes dry-sealed material bays and dual high-performance extruders. Method X Carbon Fiber Edition is the perfect solution for personal or commercial additive manufacturing applications.
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METHOD X 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 X Carbon Fiber Edition is feature-packed to deliver maximum performance with minimal investment on the part of users.
- Specialized Composite Extruder for Printing Advanced Materials
- Dual Performance Extruders
- Dry-sealed material bays
- 110°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 X CARBON FIBER EDITION IS BUILT TO LAST
A structurally optimized metal frame runs the full length of the body of the Method X 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 110°C circulating heated chamber, Method X 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 X 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. The increased temperature range also allows for even more advanced materials to be used for desktop additive manufacturing.
SMART FEATURES HELP TO REDUCE COST AND SAVE TIME ON SMALL PRODUCTION MANUFACTURING RUNS
The dual performance extruder system utilized by the Method X 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.
- MakerBot Method X 3D Printer
- (1) Spring Steel Build Plate
- (1) MakerBot 1C 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
- 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, 110°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 1XA Extruder: ABS, ASA, PC ABS, PC ABS FR
- MakerBot 2XA Extruder: SR-30
- MakerBot 1C Extruder: Nylon CF
- 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.
Please note that due to the size and packaging of this machine, your MakerBot Method X 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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