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MakerBot Method 3D Printers

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Introducing MakerBot METHOD, a Manufacturing Workstation. This desktop Industrial 3D Printer replacement prints complex and durable parts for end-use assemblies and manufacturing tools. Print using a wide variety of materials, including Carbon Fibre and ABS, while achieving amazing dimensional accuracy.

What sets MakerBot Method apart?

Circulating Heated Chamber

At the heart of the MakerBot METHOD platform is the circulated heated build chamber, exclusive to MakerBot and powered by Stratasys, the world-wide leader in Industrial 3D printing. Our heated build chamber helps you to achieve dimensional accuracy and high strength manufacturing grade parts. METHOD
has a 60C heated build chamber, while the METHOD X has a 100c build chamber.
– A Heated Chamber produces stronger more durable parts than a heated build plate.
– Get consistent strength in three axis with recirculating heat on every layer.
– Achieve better mechanical and thermal properties than modified desktop 3D printer formulations.

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The MakerBot METHOD platform can print with a wide variety of advanced engineering materials. Our open [platform allows you to access unlimited materials with MakerBot Labs. (Link to Labs)
– Print with official MakerBot materials including Nylon Carbon Fibre, ABS, Nylon, PC-ABS and SR-30 – each carefully tested for thousands of hours to achieve engineering standards of printed part dimensional accuracy and strength.
– Access unlimited materials with an Open Materials Platform enabled by MakerBot LABS. Print advanced materials, such as ABS Carbon, TPE (flexible), PETG ESD, and PC.

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Manufacturing Grade Parts

The MakerBot METHOD platform can print with a wide variety of advanced engineering materials. Our open platform allows you to access unlimited materials with MakerBot Labs.
– Print with official MakerBot materials including Nylon Carbon Fibre, ABS, Nylon, PC-ABS and SR-30 – each carefully tested for thousands of hours to achieve engineering standards of printed part dimensional accuracy and strength.
– Access unlimited materials with an Open Materials Platform enabled by MakerBot LABS. Print advanced materials, such as ABS Carbon, TPE (flexible), PETG ESD, and PC.

Dimensional Accuracy

A key feature of MakerBot METHOD 3D printers is the finished part dimensional accuracy. This allows METHOD to print complex geometries that are impossible to print with advanced materials on a regular Desktop 3D printer.
– Enabled by Stratasys SR-30 soluble supports.
– The only printer in its class to guarantee finished part dimensional accuracy ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in).
– Print complex assemblies that fit with tight tolerances – every time.

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Dual Performance Extruders

The MakerBot METHOD dual performance extruder system is built from the ground up to accelerate print times while providing dimensional accuracy.
– Smart Sensors for material management and print protection.
– Greater Torque with a 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio.
– Lengthened thermal core with less than 60 second heat up time.

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Dual Performance Extruders

The MakerBot METHOD dual performance extruder system is built from the ground up to accelerate print times while providing dimensional accuracy.
– Smart Sensors for material management and print protection.
– Greater Torque with a 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio.
– Lengthened thermal core with less than 60 second heat up time.

Wireless Printing & Monitoring

MakerBot Print + MakerBot Cloud work hard so you don’t have to. With over 25 supported native CAD file types, you can focus on your next design rather than messing around with plugins and conversions. You can also remotely print, monitor and control your device from anywhere in the world.

Automated & Tinker Free

MakerBot boast the most stream-lined workflow in the industry saving you time and putting an end to tinkering.
– Automated material handling, build plate leveling, and extruder calibration.
– Keep your projects moving and enjoy enjoy peace of mind with our leading in-house
customer support plus local Australian warranty (link to warranty).
– Seamless CAD integration with AUTODESK INVENTOR, AUTODESK FUSION 360, Onshape and Solidworks.

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Low Total Cost of Ownership

MakerBot METHOD is designed from the ground up to deliver industrial quality performance at a fraction of the cost of ownership of an entry level Industrial 3D printer.

Makerbot Materials for METHOD

MakerBot materials for METHOD are made to exacting diameter and quality specifications. They are also tested rigorously for the highest reliability and measurably accurate parts.

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MakerBot METHOD prints a selection of MakerBot polymers to guaranteed dimensional accuracy spec with the aid of a 60°C heated chamber.

Method X Printer
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MakerBot METHOD X prints the Full catalog of MakerBot polymers and composites with superior accuracy and strength in a 110°C heated chamber.

Method Carbon Fibre
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Replace metal parts with 3D printed Carbon Fibre on MakerBot METHOD Carbon Fibre Edition.

MAKERBOT METHOD TECH SPECS

PRINTING

Print Technology
Fused Deposition Modeling

Print Heads
2

Dimensional Accuracy
+/- 0.2mm

Layer Resolution
100 microns [0.0039 IN]

Build Speed
Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers2
Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm3 per sec
Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec

Print Modes Tuned & Optimized for:
100 microns – High Quality Print Mode (Coming Soon)
200 microns – Balanced Print Mode

Maximum Build Volume
19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in single extrusion (print settings coming soon)
15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in dual extrusion

PRODUCT TESTING

Test Hours
220,000+ total testing hours
(system reliability, subsystem, and print quality)

OPERATION

Ambient Operating Temperature
15 – 26º C / 59 – 78º F, 10 – 70% RH non-condensing

Storage Temperature
0 – 38º C / 32 – 100º F

Printer Automation
Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic Nozzle Calibration, Automatic Material Loading

SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

FCC
EMC
Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368

SIZE & WEIGHT

Product Dimensions
43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm /
17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in

Shipping Box
76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm /
30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in

Product Weight
18.3 kg [40.4 lb]
 

Frame Construction
Aluminum Die Cast Base
Extruded Aluminum Uprights
Steel Weldment Gantry Frame

Temperature Control
Circulating Heated Chamber

Product Weight
29.5 kg / 65 lbs

Shipping Box Weight
37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs

Build Plate
Flexible Steel Build Plate

Build Surface
Reusable Grip Surface

Display
5″ Full-Color Capacitive Touch Screen

Camera Resolution
640 x 480 pixels

ELECTRICAL

Connectivity
USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi

Power Requirements

METHOD
100 – 240 V
3.9A – 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz
400 W max.

METHOD X
100 – 240 V
8.1A – 3.4A, 50 / 60 Hz
800 W max.

Warranty
Free 1-Year Extended Warranty

Support Plans
MakerCare Gold (2 Years)
MakerCare Platinum (3 Years)

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

MATERIALS

Spool Type
Smart Spools with RFID sensors

Spool Sensors
Remaining Material
Material Color
Material Kind

Supported Materials
MakerBot Precision Materials: ABS, ASA, PLA, Tough, PVA, SR-30
MakerBot Specialty Materials: NYLON, PETG, more to come

SOFTWARE

Software Bundle
MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile

Supported File Types
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+)

 

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Phone

Enquiry 1300 118 308
Service 1300 448 384

Find Us

HEAD OFFICE: 40 Koornang Rd, Scoresby
Victoria Australia 3179

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