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MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer

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    MakerBot
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    $4,874.25
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    $6,499.00 You save 25%
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    Why Buy From 3D Junkies

    INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING MADE ACCESSIBLE

    Print manufacturing tools and production parts to spec with real manufacturing grade materials 

    TWICE THE STRENGTH. TWICE THE ACCURACY. 

    • Patented VECT™ 110 (Variable Environmental Controlled Temperature) Thermal Regulation evenly heats and controls the print environment leading to parts that are 2x stronger on the z-axis, and 2x more accurate across the board.
    • Print continuously for hours, days, or weeks, thanks to METHOD’s unmatched industrial build quality.

    METALS, COMPOSITES, AND POLYMERS PRINTER BETTER ON METHOD X.

    Print real ABS parts with RapidRinse™ supports that dissolve faster than anything else

    • 15 patented features allow for better environmental controls than on any other desktop 3D printer.
    • Go from 25+ tuned materials to infinite 3rd party options with the LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder.
    • 6-in-1 Modular Performance Extruders allow for quick change between material groups, preventing cross-contamination.

    INDUSTRIAL POWER WITH DESKTOP EASE.

    • CloudPrint™ gives you and your team secure access to 3D print from anywhere
    • CloudPrint™ 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
    • Auto-Calibration takes the guesswork out of setup and ensures a level build plate and extruder-alignment.
    • SmartAssist Material Loading makes material changing a breeze from material bay to extruder, hands-free.

    360° OF 110°C

    CIRCULATING HEATED CHAMBER

    Many desktop 3D printers use heated build plates to try and regulate their environment and prevent warping on the print bed. This improves adhesion to the build plate for the first layer and… that’s about it. METHOD uses the patented Circulating Heated Chamber to rapidly warm the entire build chamber up to 110°C providing optimal print conditions from first layer to last. The result is a degree of dimensional accuracy typically reserved for industrial 3D printers (±0.007 in), at the base layer and everywhere else.

    AUTOLOADING FOR QUICK MATERIAL CHANGE

    SMART ASSIST MATERIAL LOADING

    Material loading on 3D printers can be a pain. METHOD’s material loading system is designed to take complexity and frustration out of the equation. 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 that it’s ready to print.

    PRECISION LEVELED WITH QUICK PART RELEASE

    MAGNETIC SPRING STEEL BUILD PLATE ON MACHINED ALUMINUM BASE

    The build surface is another crucial element in FDM 3D printing. Whether you’re printing in ABS, Nylon, or just PLA, an uneven surface can lead to a warped print. METHOD combines two elements to create a unique solution. First is an aluminum base plate, machined and factory-calibrated for extreme flatness. Second is a spring steel build plate that magnetically conforms to the base plate via a dozen high-strength magnets. This not only provides flatness, but also makes print removal a breeze. Just pick up the build plate and flex it to pop the print off.

    TWO TOOLHEADS. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.

    DUAL PERFORMANCE EXTRUDERS

    When it comes to FDM 3D printing, the toolhead or extruder is one of the most important features. Based on an industrial-grade design from Stratasys, METHOD’s extruder was designed from the ground up with the professional in mind. 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.


    DISSOLVE YOUR BACKLOG WITH ABS-R & RAPIDRINSE™

    ABS, FINALLY AS EASY AS PLA

    With our proprietary RapidRinse™ support, achieve incomparable ABS parts with unprecedented ease. 

    TAP WATER SOLUBLE

    Forget the cumbersome wash tanks and chemicals, RapidRinse™ dissolves in pure tap water so it’s easy to use in just about any environment.

    DISSOLVES IN MINUTES*

    You don’t have time to wait around while your print dissolves, so we’ve engineered RapidRinse™ to dissolve faster than PVA and competitive high-temp dissolvable support materials.

    *Dissolution time may vary based on part geometry and dissolution methodology

     

     


    FEATURES

    • Dual performance extruders
    • Dry-sealed material bays
    • 100°C circulated heated build chamber
    • 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

     

    WHAT'S INCLUDED:

    • 1 MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer
    • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate
    • 1 Model 1XA Performance Extruder (Version 1)
    • 1 Support 2XA Performance Extruder (Version 1)
    • 1 Nozzle Brush
    • 1 Hex Key
    • 1 USB A-to-B Cable
    • 1 US Power Cord
    • 1 EU Power Cord

     

    METHOD X Material and Extruder Compatibility Chart

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    SERVICE PLANS THAT SUPPORT YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR 3D PRINTING JOURNEY

    At MakerBot we know you’re not just buying a 3D printer, you’re investing in a new tool or a teaching opportunity. With MakerCare Extended Service Plans, you can de-risk your experience and maximize your investment with white glove support from our in-house team of 3D printing experts.

    MakerBot MakerCare 1-year
    Extended Service Plan

    $1,099

    MakerBot MakerCare 2-year
    Extended Service Plan

    $1,499

    MakerBot MakerCare 3-year
    Extended Service Plan

    $2,199


    WHAT'S INCLUDED

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    DIRECT ACCESS TO MAKERBOT SUPPORT ENGINEERS

    Whether you prefer phone, email, or live chat, help is just a step away. With MakerCare you get direct access to our team of 3D printing experts who can help you on the right track with your 3D printer. Need help getting started? Something not quite right with your printer? No question is too big or small. 

    Call or Live Chat us Monday through Friday, 9 am - 6 pm ET. Outside of hours? No problem, just send an email and someone will get back to you within 6 business hours.

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    EXCLUSIVE TRAINING SESSION

    While MakerBot 3D printers are intuitive, sometimes it’s good to get real insight from someone who has used the platform extensively. That’s why with MakerCare you get access to a 1-hour training session with a certified MakerBot Support Engineer where they will walk you through basic set up, usage, and bonus tips and tricks, while answering any questions you may have along the way.

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    HOT SWAP

    Machine downtime is not ideal for any business. You’ve got projects that need to get done and we understand. MakerCare has your back with hot swap. If your printer goes down, our support engineers will get you back up and running asap. Just call or email to get the process started. If the problem can be resolved with an expedited replacement  part or quick setting change we’ll do that. If the printer needs to be sent back, we’ll ship out a replacement machine - even before you’ve sent yours back - so you can be back up and running in no time.

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    REPLACEMENT OF WEAR OR DAMAGED PARTS

    Do you have a wear component or a damaged part that you can fix without packing up the printer and sending it in? In addition to defective parts already covered by the standard warranty, MakerCare provides part replacement on both natural wear and accidental damage so you can get back up and running even faster.

     

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    PRINT TECHNOLOGY
    Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

    PRINT HEADS
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    DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY
    ± 0.2 mm1


    LAYER RESOLUTION
    Range: 20 - 400 microns

    BUILD SPEED
    Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers2

    Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm3 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
    19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in single extrusion
    15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in dual extrusion


    Product Testing

    TEST HOURS
    220,000+ total testing hours3
    (system reliability, subsystem, and print quality)

    Testing

    Printer Hardware

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    PRODUCT DIMENSIONS
    43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm /
    17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in

    SHIPPING BOX DIMENSIONS
    76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm /
    30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in

    FRAME CONSTRUCTION
    Aluminum Die Cast Base
    Extruded Aluminum Uprights
    Steel Weldment Gantry Frame

    TEMPERATURE CONTROL
    Circulating Heated Chamber

    PRODUCT WEIGHT
    29.5 kg / 65 lbs

    SHIPPING BOX WEIGHT
    37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs

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    BUILD PLATE
    Flexible Steel Build Plate

    BUILD SURFACE
    Reusable Grip Surface

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    DISPLAY
    5" Full-Color Capacitive Touch Screen

    CAMERA RESOLUTION
    640 x 480 pixels


    Sensor Suite

    21 sensors including:

    DRAWER
    Temperature
    Humidity Control
    Material Detection
    RFID

     

    PERFORMANCE EXTRUDERS
    Temperature
    Material Detection
    Encoder (Jam Detection)

    PRINTER
    Lid – Open/Closed
    Door – Open/Closed
    Temperature Sensors – Heated Chamber
    Calibration Sensors


    Extruder Hardware

    EXTRUDER THERMAL CORE LENGTH
    48.2 mm

    MAX EXTRUDER DRIVE TORQUE
    200 Newtons

    NOZZLE DIAMETER
    0.4 mm

    BOTH FRONT

    Materials

    SPOOL TYPE
    Smart Spools with RFID sensors

    SPOOL SENSORS
    Remaining Material,
    Material Color,
    Material Kind

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    SUPPORTED MATERIALS
    MakerBot Precision Materials: ABS, ASA, PLA, Tough, PVA, SR-30
    MakerBot Specialty Materials: NYLON, PETG, more to come

    COLOR AVAILABILITY

    MAKERBOT PRECISION ABS
     Cool Gray
     True Black
     Natural
     True White
     True Orange
     True Red

    MAKERBOT PRECISION TOUGH
     Slate Gray
     Onyx Black
     Stone White
     Safety Orange

    MAKERBOT PRECISION PLA
     Cool Gray
     True Black
     Natural
     True White
     True Orange
     True Red

    MAKERBOT SPECIALTY PETG
     Translucent


    Operation


    AMBIENT OPERATING TEMPERATURE
    15 - 26º C / 59 - 78º F, 10 - 70% RH non-condensing

    STORAGE TEMPERATURE
    0 - 38º C / 32 - 100º F

    PRINTER AUTOMATION
    Automatic Z Calibration, Automatic Nozzle Calibration, Automatic Material Loading


    Safety & Compliance


    FCC
    EMC
    Low Voltage Directive 60950-1, 62368


    Software


    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), Wavefront Object (.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+)


    Electrical


    CONNECTIVITY
    USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi

    POWER REQUIREMENTS

    METHOD
    100 - 240 V
    3.9A - 1.6A, 50 / 60 Hz
    400 W max.

    METHOD X
    100 - 240 V
    8.1A - 3.4A, 50 / 60 Hz
    800 W max.

     

    Model No. 

    900-0002A

    Order Confirmation:

    As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers for immediate shipment.  If for any reason your order is unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

     

    Order Shipment:

    Once we reach out to the supplier and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at orders@3djunkies.com.

    All shipping is free of charge. We ship using USPS, FedEx, UPS, or DHL.

    Most suppliers are US based and shipping can be expected to take 2-5 business days, with shipment coming from the supplier's US based warehouse. Some international suppliers may ship from an International warehouse when needed. 3D Junkies will cover all shipping and customs costs for orders with International suppliers.

    For some products shipping time may be longer than the averages provided above. The product page will specify what the shipping time will be if it's longer than usual.

    We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

    To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

    Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

    • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
    • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
    • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
    • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
    • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
    • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
    • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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