Unboxing our Method 3D Printer
MakerBot has just released the MakerBot Method, the first performance 3D printer to bridge the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.
An All New Printer
Method by MakerBot is truly revolutionizing the industry. Watch the video to take a tour of the Method and see for yourself what sets it apart.
COMPOSITES: THE NEXT GENERATION OF 3D PRINTING MATERIALS
While it’s important to have a firm core of base polymers for your printer, there is growing excitement around composite materials, or materials that combine multiple polymers to enhance properties and increase performance. The MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD, for example, gives users the possibility of using MakerBot’s primary base polymers, alongside a massive array of third-party composites and other advanced polymers. While it’s not realistic to cover each and every composite, there are a few examples below that give insight into a world of new possibilities through these offerings.
CARBON FIBER + BASE POLYMER
Carbon Fiber is one of those materials that creates a buzz whenever it comes up, and for good reason. The use of carbon fibers can create incredible strength while keeping weight low. Carbon fibers can be composited with a number of other polymers, for example ABS carbon fiber can provide the clean surface of ABS with the added strength of carbon fibers.
ESD (Electrostatic Dissipative) is a property that reduces static electricity in order to protect electrostatic-sensitive devices, or to contain flammable liquids or gases. Through modifications in chemistry, 3D printing base polymers, such as PETG, can take on ESD characteristics, making them ideal for creating test fixtures or housings for circuit boards.
Preventing or slowing the spread of fire can be important in many testing or end-use applications. By modifying a base polymer like polycarbonate, it is possible to 3D print parts that are not only strong, but also have extinguishing properties that prevent flames. FR is an important characteristic for parts made for the automotive, railway, and aerospace industries.
INDUSTRIAL RELIABILITY +
› Match design dimensions
› Dimensional accuracy of ±0.2mm
› Chamber Temperature: 100°C or 60°C
› Materials: ABS, ASA, NYLON, PLA, PETG, TOUGH
FASTEST CAD TO PART
› Up to 2x faster than desktop
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› Seamless printing workflow
MAXIMUM INNOVATION + MINIMAL
› About ⅓ the first-year cost of ownership of
an entry-level industrial 3D printer with no
› Accelerate your design process and reduce
risk while reclaiming time and money