Engineered as an automated, tinker-free industrial 3D printing system, METHOD X includes industrial features such as Dry-Sealed Material Bays, Dual Performance Extruders, Soluble Supports, and an Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame. METHOD X’s automation and industrial technologies create a controlled printing environment so professionals can design, test, and iterate faster. The lengthened thermal core in the performance extruders are up to 50% longer than a standard hot end to enable faster extrusion, resulting in up to 2X faster print speeds than desktop 3D printers.¹

100°C  Circulating Heated Chamber

Print complex and durable ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) parts with a 100°C Heated Chamber for end-use assemblies and manufacturing tools. The Circulating Heated Chamber significantly reduces part deformation and provides a stable print environment for superior Z-layer bonding—resulting in high-strength parts with superior surface finish.

Heated Chamber with ABS Capability

Stratasys SR30 Soluble Support Material

METHOD X is the only 3D printer in its price class that uses Stratasys SR30 soluble support material – enabling unlimited design freedom and the ability to print unrestricted geometries, such as large overhangs, cavities, and shelled parts. The combination of SR-30 and MakerBot ABS is designed to provide outstanding surface finish and print precision.

Sophistication Meets Simplicity

METHOD X is most suitable for creating complex end-use parts, manufacturing tools, and functional prototypes with superior reliability and dimensional accuracy. It is one of the most intelligent 3D printers on the market, with 21 onboard sensors that help users monitor, enhance, and print their projects, including RFID chips, temperature sensing, humidity control, material detection, and more. 

Applications

  • Get dimensionally-accurate, production-grade, real ABS end-use parts at a fraction of traditional manufacturing costs.
  • Print durable and dimensionally accurate jigs, fixtures, and end-effectors that fit seamlessly with existing components.
  • Prototype with production-grade ABS to achieve part properties close to injection molded parts.

 

End-use parts

Manufacturing tools

Functional prototypes

 

The MakerBot ABS is capable of withstanding 15°C higher temperatures, is 26% more rigid, and 12% stronger than modified desktop 3D printer ABS material formulations. It is the most sophisticated in its class at a surprisingly affordable price. Design, test, and iterate faster.

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“With METHOD X, we are taking a step further to revolutionize manufacturing. METHOD X was created for engineers who need true ABS for production-ready parts that are dimensionally-accurate with no geometric restrictions. METHOD X delivers industrial-level 3D printing without compromising on ABS material properties and automation in a new price category.”                            Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot

¹Compared to popular desktop 3D printers when using the same layer height and infill density settings. Speed advantage dependent upon object geometry and material.