MakerBot Method is a 3D printer by an American manufacturer MakerBot. The machine is equipped with a heated chamber and a set of various sensors.
The Makerbot Method is an FDM professional-class 3D printer. Although it’s a desktop-size machine, it has a variety of industrial features. The device offers an unprecedented print quality and controls every aspect of the printing process. It delivers excellent precision and repeatability.
The Makerbot Method can print at 20 microns, 2 printheads with 0.4 mm nozzles. This allows creating highly-detailed smooth models like the one below. Since support structured were printed with water-soluble PVA material, they can be easily removed by leaving the model in the water.
The print heads run on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple.
Makerbot Method prints with MakerBot Tough, MakerBot PLA, MakerBot PVA, MakerBot PETG, MakerBot PVA-M, third-Party Materials and others.
Unlike many other FDM printers, the Makerbot Method has a heated print bed and closed print chamber, which means it can reliably print with ABS-type materials.
The printer’s dual extrusion system allows printing with PVA material and grants more freedom.
The Makerbot Replicator Mini only works with own-brand filament. 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 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, WiFi. A built-in camera will allow you to watch the process remotely.
The printer is compatible with the MakerBot software and works with 3D models in 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) formats. The software is available for Windows (7, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+).
Makerbot Method is available in black color.
The price of the Makerbot Method is $6,499.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.