MakerBot Method X Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

SKU: W512896 900-0074A
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W512896 900-0074A

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With an all new lengthened thermal core, dual drive gears with 19:1 gear ratio of torque, and MakerBot’s industry-leading intelligent sensor suite, METHOD comes with significantly improved print quality and speed. The patented VECT™ 110° thermal regulation evenly heats and controls the print environment so parts are are 2x stronger on the Z-axis, and 2x more accurate across the board. The 1C Composite Extruder is engineered, optimized, and tested to withstand abrasive composite materials for maximum lifespan. Dual extruders with water-soluble support material allow you to print in unlimited geometries and simplify your workflow.

Auto-calibration takes the guesswork out of setup and ensures a level build plate and extruder alignment. The aluminum base plat is machined and factory-calibrated for extreme flatness. A spring steel build plate magnetically conforms to the base plate via a dozen high-strength magnets. This provides flatness and makes print removal a breeze. Just pick up the build plate and flex it to pop the print off.

SmartAssist material loading makes material changing a breeze from material bay to extruder, hands-free. Just drop the Smart Spool into the dry sealed material bays located on the front of the printer, and feed the filament tip into the slot. Close the drawer and the printer loads the filament all the way up and into the extruders so it’s ready to print.

  • Print real ABS parts with RapidRinse™ supports that dissolve in pure tap water faster than PVA
  • 6-in-1 modular performance extruders allow for infinite 3rd party material options and quick changes between material groups, preventing cross-contamination
  • CloudPrint™ provides secure access so you can print from anywhere and natively accepts the most popular CAD file types
  • 5" capacitive touchscreen provides an intuitive step-by-step setup and real-time controls on your jobs
  • Strength to weight ratio 110 MPa TS for lightweight applications such as robotic end effectors
  • Engineering-grade stiffness with high heat resistance under load for parts that perform

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:
METHOD X Carbon Fiber
100 - 240 V
8.1A - 3.4A, 50 / 60 Hz
800 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 2XA Support
Performance Extruder 2 Support
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