MakerBot Method is a desktop-sized 3D printer targeted to the professional market. It has been developed by Makerbot, an American manufacturer acquired by Stratasys in 2013. It is a compact machine packed with a lot of smart features generally found in industrial printers. It comes with a fully enclosed, heated build chamber, intelligent sensors, Wi-Fi connectivity, remote control, onboard camera, and more.
Makerbot Method is a dual-extrusion 3D printer capable of creating high-quality products with a variety of performance materials. It ensures engineering-grade precision and allows the production of durable functional parts and end-use tools made with ABS and other specialty filaments. Also, it supports multi-material and multi-color printing. It lets you print dissolvable supports effortless. The printer gives you full control over the printing process ensuring a high level of repeatability. It can be easily integrated with a range of commercial CAD software. Read the review for further information.
The Makerbot Method can print at 20 microns granting an overall dimensional accuracy of ± 0.2 mm. It also ensures vertical layer uniformity. It produces highly-detailed, ready-to-use models with water-soluble supports for hands-free support removal.
The printer works at twice the speed of standard desktop devices. Tested for up to 300,000 hours, it grants extreme reliability.
The print heads run on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple.
Makerbot Method prints with proprietary filaments, including MakerBot Tough, MakerBot PLA, MakerBot PVA, MakerBot PETG, MakerBot PVA-M.
Unlike many other FDM printers, the Makerbot Method has a heated print bed and a closed print chamber that can heat up to 100°C. This means it can reliably print with ABS-type materials.
The printer’s dual extrusion system allows printing with two different filaments granting more design freedom. It lets you create water-soluble PVA supports with ease.
The Makerbot Method only works with own-brand filaments. This ensures quality, as all the branded materials go through a strict quality assurance process.
The build area of 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.7 inches (190 x 190 x 196 mm) lets you print a wide range of products, even a multi-colored dinosaur.
The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in 5" Full-Color Capacitive Touch Screen.
3D models can be printed from computer via USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, and WiFi. A built-in camera provides a real-time preview of the printing progress for remote control.
The printer is compatible with the MakerBot software and works with both proprietary and commercial file formats, including STL, OBJ, CATIA and many others. The software is available for Windows and Mac OS X.
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Makerbot Method is available in black with transparent side panels.
The printer dimensions are 17.5 x 16.5 x 25.5 inches (437 × 413 × 649 mm). It weighs 65 lb (29.5 kg).
The price of the Makerbot Method is $6,499.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and industrial quality.