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MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer - Carbon Fiber Edition

MakerBot Method Carbon Fiber Edition

Print carbon fiber reinforced nylon and other engineering-grade composite parts with three dimensional strength and accuracy like never before on METHOD’s unique industrial desktop platform.

Strong, Heat-Resistant Metal Replacement Parts

Carbon fiber reinforced nylon is optimized for high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance making it ideal for structural applications and metal replacements. 

  • Excellent strength to weight ratio - 110 MPa TS - for lightweighting applications such as robotic end effectors
  • Engineering-grade stiffness - 7600 MPa Tensile Modulus - for structural applications such as vehicular brackets and inspection gauges
  • High heat resistance under load - 184°C HDT - for optimal under-hood and tooling applications

Superior Nylon Carbon Fiber Parts with METHOD

METHOD’s unique industrial feature set produces carbon fiber parts with superior three dimensional strength and accuracy

  • METHOD’s Heated Chamber delivers parts that are strong and accurate.
  • Outstanding surface finish that hides layer lines thanks to METHOD’s Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame.
  • Print the most complex geometries including internal cavities with soluble support, or use breakaway support for faster print times.
  • METHOD’s sealed filament bays help keep the material dry, resulting in better print quality and reliability, and METHOD’s pre-print spool drying feature allows for the recovery of oversaturated filament.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

  • 1 MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer
  • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate
  • 1 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

Please note: MakerBot materials sold separately.

MakerBot METHOD Carbon Fiber Edition PDF

Makerbot METHOD Print Guide PDF

MakerCare for METHOD PDF

Introducing the MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer - Carbon Fiber Edition

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 a wide range of complex and durable ABS parts and other material types. Delivering un-compromised performance right out-of-the-box, the METHOD X prints 2x faster than leading desktop printers and offers a seamless CAD to Part workflow.

MakerBot METHOD X Carbon Fiber Edition lets users print with carbon fiber reinforced nylon and other engineering-grade composite materials, with three dimensional strength and accuracy like never before.

Superior Nylon Carbon Fiber Parts with METHOD X


METHOD X unique industrial feature set produces carbon fiber parts with superior three dimensional strength and accuracy.

  • METHOD X's heated chamber delivers parts that are strong and accurate.
  • Outstanding surface finish that hides layer lines thanks to METHOD X Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame.
  • Print the most complex geometries including internal cavities with soluble support, or use breakaway support for faster print times.
  • METHOD X has sealed filament bays to help keep the material dry, resulting in better print quality and reliability, and METHOD X's pre-print spool drying feature allows for the recovery of over-saturated filament.

Why Choose METHOD X?


Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents, METHOD X perfect for manufacturing tools, end-user parts and functional prototypes. METHOD X features include:

  • Dual performance extruders
  • Dry-sealed material bays: Nylon is extremely hygroscopic, maintain the
    integrity of your spool
  • Breakaway support for speed
  • 110°C circulated heated build chamber
  • Superior strength and accuracy on all axes
  • Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame
  • 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
  • 3 Support Options
  • Stratasys SR-30 dissolvable support material compatibility for geometric freedom

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Technical Specifications


Printing


Print Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Print Heads:     2

Max Build Chamber Temperature: 110C

Dimensional Accuracy: ± 0.2 mm

Layer Resolution: Range: 20 - 400 microns

Build Speed: Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers

Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm3 per sec

Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec

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

Maximum Build Volime:
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

Printer Hardware

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 Dimensions:
76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm /
30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in

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

Product Weight:
29.5 kg / 65 lbs

Shipping Box Weight:
37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs

Temperature Control: Circulating Heated Chamber

Build Plate: Flexible Steel Build Plate

Build Surface: Reusable Grip Surface

Display: 5" Full-Color Capacitive Touch Screen

Camera Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels

 

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

Model and Support Material Compatibility

Model Material

  • Nylon Carbon Fiber
  • ABS
  • ASA
  • PLA
  • Tough
  • PETG
  • Nylon
  • Open materials **

Support Material

  • PVA
  • SR-30

** Requires MB Labs Experimental Extruder

Product Testing

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

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 Force: 200 Newtons

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm

Extruder Compatibility

  • Compsite Extruder 1C (included)
  • Support 2 (included)
  • MB Labs Experimental Extruder *

* Sold separately

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+)

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

Warranty

Free 1-Year Extended Warranty

Safety & Compliance

FCC
EMC
Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368

Electrical

Connectivity: USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi

Power Requirements:
100 - 240 V
8.1A - 3.4A, 50 / 60 Hz
800 W max.

 

METHOD vs. METHOD X

The MakerBot METHOD has an active build chamber that can heat up to 60C, while the METHOD X can heat up to 110C. The result is that you can use a wider variety of materials in the METHOD X.   The graphic below shows the differences in which materials can be used with each model.
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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 sales@Project3DPrinters.com.

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