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FDM 3D Printers: MakerBot Method X
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MakerBot Method X


The MakerBot Method X is perfect for engineers making end-use parts, manufacturing tools or functional prototypes. Able to print real, production-grade ABS with a 100°C temperature-controlled build chamber using Stratasys technology, the quality of the parts you get from this machine outstrip those from competitors that use modified ABS material. Parts from the MakerBot Method X are the best you can get at this price point, and they are produced in a fraction of time it takes with traditional techniques. The machine also utilises Stratasys’ SR-30 soluble support material for greater geometry and design freedom. The Method X takes all the best elements of its predecessor and further improves on them, offering engineers best in class accuracy and durability.

Key features

  • Prints using true, engineering-grade ABS, producing tools that will last, prototypes that are dimensionally accurate and end-use parts
  • Finished parts have a dimensional accuracy of ± 0.2mm
  • Twice as fast at printing than its leading competitors
  • A 100-degree Celsius heated build chamber is powered by Stratasys technology for exceptional results
  • Support for Stratasys SR-30 soluble support, along with PVA support materials
  • 21 onboard sensors, Wi-Fi and a 5-inch colour touchscreen make this an easy machine to operate and maintain
  • Compatible with 25 CAD file types
  • Over 300,000 hours of reliability testing have been undertaken

True ABS printing

The MakerBot ABS material used on the Method X can withstand 15°C higher temperatures than modified ABS materials that other desktop 3D printers use. It is also 26% more rigid and up to 12% stronger than those materials. The SR-30 soluble support material, combined with ABS and the 100°C chamber results in strong, complex parts with a superior surface finish.

Strong foundations

The improved Method X has many of the same benefits as the original Method, such as an ultra-rigid metal frame, dual extruders and dry-sealed material bays. It is compatible with Solidworks, Autodesk Fusion 360 and Inventor.

SPECIFICATION

  • BUILD ENVELOPE

    Single Extrusion: 19 x 19 x 19.6 cm. Dual Extrusion: 15.2 x 19 x 19.6 cm

  • SYSTEM SIZE

    43.7 x 41.3 x 64.9 cm, 29.5 kg

  • DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY

    ± 0.2mm

  • LAYER RESOLUTION

    Maximum Capability: 20 - 400 micron

MATERIALS

MODEL MATERIAL

MakerBot PLA

PETG

Tough

ABS

PVA support

SR-30 soluble support

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