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MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer

Buy and METHOD Series Printer + a LABS Extruder and Receive One Free LABS Spool: April 1 - May 15th


  • Any METHOD series 3D printer
  • LABS Gen 2 Experimental Extruder 

Receive a Free: (choose 1 spool)

  • Jabil SEBS 95A Flexible FIlament
  • Kimya PETG ESD
  • Mitsubishi Durabio Transparent Filament - Only compatible with METHOD X Variations
  • Kimya ABS CARBON - Only compatible with METHOD X Variations
  • Polymaker POLYMAX PC - Only compatible with METHOD X Variations


Buy a METHOD and Receive Free Spools of Tough and PVA: April 1 - May 15th



The MakerBot METHOD X is a high performance, tinker-free 3D printer designed to handle the most complex 3D printing needs. Featuring a 110°C heated chamber, the METHOD X prints the most difficult materials such as ABS, PC-ABS, and ASA with unique three-dimensional strength unparalleled in its class. Delivering uncompromising performance right out-of-the-box, METHOD X utilizes native CAD integrations and automated calibration processes to help companies save on engineering time. 

Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents, METHOD X features high quality components like a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays. Perfect for manufacturing tools, end-user parts and functional prototypes. METHOD X delivers maximum innovation with minimal investment.


  • Dual performance extruders
  • Dry-sealed material bays
  • 100°C circulated heated build chamber
  • Wifi Connectivity and 21 on-board sensors
  • Remote monitoring and printing
  • 25 Compatible CAD file types
  • 5" Full-color capacitive touch screen
  • Over 300,000 hours of reliability testing


  • 1 MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer
  • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate
  • 1 Model 1XA Performance Extruder 
  • 1 Support 2XA Performance Extruder  
  • 1 Nozzle Brush
  • 1 Hex Key
  • 1 USB A-to-B Cable
  • 1 US Power Cord
  • 1 EU Power Cord

Note: MakerBot materials are sold separately. 

Makerbot METHOD Product Brochure PDF.

Makerbot METHOD Print Guide PDF.

MakerCare for METHOD PDF.

Makerbot METHOD Comparison Chart PDF.


Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame Construction
The METHOD X features a structurally optimized metal frame that runs the full length of the body to offset flexing. Less flexing means more consistent prints with better part accuracy and fewer failures.

Circulating Heated Build Chamber
The enclosed build chamber can reach up to 212°F (100°C). Control the temperature and quality of every layer. While heated build plates are effective at reducing warping, the METHOD X takes it further with full active heat immersion during the entire duration of the print.

Dual Performance Extruders
The Dual Performance Extruder system accelerates print times and provides dimensional accuracy across every part. Each Performance Extruder contains a suite of sensors that detect when material is running low and allows for active jam detection during the entire print duration. The system also has more torque with a 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio, which keeps materials loaded and ready for reliable material extrusion at every layer. The lengthened thermal core has a fast start-up time, heating up in less than 60 seconds.

Dry-Sealed Material Bays
There are two material bays that form a seal that keep material free from being damaged from humidity. A suite of built-in sensors ensures that your material is stored in its optimal environment.

Filament Compatibility
The METHOD X is compatible with ABS, ASA, PLA, and PETG filaments. For support filaments, the METHOD X can utilize PVA and SR-30.

Print Options
You can print via 10/100 Mb/s Fast Ethernet RJ45 LAN, USB 2.0 Type-A, and Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n).

5" Full Color Touchscreen
The 5" display features touchscreen controls, allowing you to swipe, tap, and print directly from the METHOD X. With a 640 x 480 resolution, you'll be able to receive up-to-the-second status of your current print job.

Spring Steel Build Plate
A precision-calibrated print base and spring steel build plate provide true flatness for part accuracy.

Technical Specifications



  • 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, 100°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 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


  • 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 X; 100 - 240 V; 8.1A - 3.4A, 50 / 60 Hz; 800 W max.


Method Material and Extruder Compatibility Chart

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Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at

Cancellations & Refunds/Returns:

Before accepting a return on a product that isn't functioning as it should, Project 3D Printers reserves the right to exhaust any and all means to resolve and/or repair the malfunction through technical support and replacement parts provided by both the manufacturer and Project 3D Printers.  No return will be accepted without reasonable attempts to resolve the issue(s) first.  All returned products must be returned within 10 days of date of purchase.

Project 3D Printers enforces a strict "No Returns Accepted" policy for opened and/or partially used products, including filament, resin, or any consumable of any size and weight that has been used or opened from its factory and vacuum seal.  Only products and consumables that are unused, and in brand new factory condition are eligible for return to the manufacturer of origin within 10 days of the purchase date.

If a product is found to be non-functional or defective, the product must be returned with its full original contents within 10 days of the delivery date for inspection of the non-functionality.  If the product is found to be defective or non-functional a full-refund will be given, not including return shipping at the customer's expense.

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If you order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.  Buyer is responsible for and pays a 20% restocking of the value of the returned item(s).  Buyer pays all shipping fees for the returned item(s). 

Customs Fees, Tariffs, Duty Fees and Import Taxes:

Only customers are responsible for their local import taxes, tariffs, duty fees and import taxes incurred during shipping.  To know about your customs import duties please contact your local customs office with this details  (HS Code :8477 Product description: 3d printer or 3d printer kit). If the tax amount is high, we can provide assistance to reduce it.


We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax