MakerBot Method 3D Printer

SKU: W512894 900-0001A
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W512894 900-0001A

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Unmatched industrial build quality with a compact size that allows for desktop, benchtop, and racked setups. Compatible with PLA, PETG, nylon, and nylon carbon fiber, or plug in the LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder for 3rd party material printing. ClimateSeal™ Filament Bays protect materials from the elements bag to print with pristine quality. Safely print anywhere with Greenguard-certified MakerBot Clean Air™ Smart Filtration System.

MakerCare live training will take you seamlessly from unboxing to advanced printing. 5” capacitive touchscreen provides an intuitive step-by-step setup and real-time controls on your jobs. MakerBot CloudPrint™ software brings intuitive printing for even the toughest jobs. SmartAssist™ Material Loading makes material changing a breeze from material bay to extruder, hands-free. 4-in-1 Modular Performance Extruders allow for quick change between material groups, preventing cross-contamination. VECT™ 65 Thermal Regulation gives you 2X the dimensional accuracy in real polymers and composites.

  • Dual performance extruders
  • Dry-sealed material bays
  • Wifi connectivity and 21 on-board sensors
  • Remote monitoring and printing
  • 25 compatible CAD file types
  • 5" full-color capacitive touch screen
  • Over 300,000 hours of reliability testing

Print Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Print Heads: 2
Dimensional Accuracy: ± 0.2 mm
Layer Resolution: Range: 20 - 400 microns
Build Speed: Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers
Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm per sec
Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec
Print Modes tuned and optimized for: 100 microns - High Quality Print Mode, 200 microns - Balanced Print Mode
Maximum Build Volume: 7.5" x 7.5" x 7.75" in single extrusion, 6.0: x 7.5" x 7.75" in dual extrusion
Power Requirements:
100 - 240 V
3.9A - 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz
400 W max

Frame Construction: Aluminum Die Cast Base, Extruded Aluminum Uprights, Steel Weldment Gantry Frame
Temperature Control: Circulating Heated Chamber
Build Plate: Flexible Steel Build Plate
Build Surface: Reusable Grip Surface
Display: 5" Full-Color Capacitive Touch Screen
Camera Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
21 sensors including: Drawer, Temperature, Humidity Control, Material Detection, RFID, Performance Extruders, Temperature, Material Detection, Encoder, Lid/Door Open/Closed, Temperature and Calibration Sensors
Extruder Hardware: Extruder Thermal Core Length 48.2 mm
Max Extruder Drive Torque: 200 Newtons
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
Spool Type: Smart Spools with RFID sensors
Spool Sensors: Remaining Material, Material Color
Supported Materials: ABS, ASA, PLA, Tough, PVA, SR-30, NYLON, PETG
Ambient Operating Temperature: 59 - 78°F, 10 - 70% RH non-condensing
Storage Temperature: 32 - 100°F
Printer Automation: Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic Nozzle Calibration, Automatic Material Loading
Safety and Compliance: FCC, EMC
Product Dimensions: 17.2"L x 16.3"W x 25.6"H
Product Weight: 65 lbs.

Software Bundle: MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile
Supported File Types: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl), SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm), InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam),IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp), CATIA (.CATPart, .CATProduct), WavefrontObject (.obj), Unigraphics/NX (.prt), Solid Edge (.par, .asm), ProE/Creo (.prt, .asm), VRML(.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)
Operating Systems: Windows (7, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+)
Connectivity: USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, WiFi

Spring Steel Build Plate
Performance Extruder 1 Model (Version 1)
Performance Extruder 2 Support (Version 1)
Nozzle Brush
Hex Key
USB A-to-B Cable
US Power Cord
EU Power Cord


  • California Residents WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to