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    MakerBot Method Performance 3D Printer

    SKU: 900-0001A

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    The First Performance 3D Printer

    Bridging the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.

    MakerBot Method bridges the divide between desktop prototyping and final part production – at a remarkable price. Combining the speed and accuracy of an industrial 3D printer with the space-saving design of a desktop unit, MakerBot Method features a circulating heated chamber, ultra-rigid metal frame and dual performance extruders. So easy to use that it doesn’t require an on-site technician, this is the perfect solution for use in an environment where every member of the development team will have a hand in the design and production process.

    Key features

    • Speed up your design cycle. MakerBot Method halves the time it takes to produce each part when compared to other popular desktop printers.
    • Reduce your costs. With Method, MakerBot has reduced the first-year costs of ownership to around a third that of an entry-level industrial 3D printer, making this the perfect complimentary product for an existing 3D printing shop, or a more advanced first step for use in education.
    • The most advanced desktop 3D printer ever developed, with 21 onboard sensors, Wi-Fi connectivity and a heated build chamber. It is compatible with 25 different CAD file types, saving development time by allowing you to skip conversion.

    Built to perform

    Don’t be fooled by Method’s diminutive dimensions. Its dual print heads achieve dimensional accuracy of between ±0.2mm and ±0.002mm per millimetre of travel while maintaining a filament flow rate of up to 50 cubic millimetres per second. With a maximum build volume of 190 x 190 x 196mm and a choice of layer resolutions spanning 20 to 400 microns, you can prioritise speed for developmental designs, or quality on presentation parts.

    Versatile and easy to accommodate

    MakerBot Method supports PLA, Tough PLA and speciality materials today – with more in development, making this a printer that will grow in tandem with your developing demands. It is bundled with MakerBot Print and MakerBot Mobile which, thanks to its Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity options, let you control and monitor every print job remotely.

    TAKING IDEAS BEYOND THE BUILD PLATE, MAKERBOT POST PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

     

    BUILT TOUGH

    Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame Construction:

    A structurally-optimized metal frame runs the full length of the body to offset flexing. Less flexing means more consistent prints with better part accuracy and fewer failures.

    Circulating Heated Chamber


    UNCOMPROMISED LAYER ADHESION AND PART STRENGTH:

    Control the temperature and quality of every layer - not just the first. While heated build plates are effective at reducing warping, Method takes this further with full active heat immersion during the entire duration of the print.

    Dual Performance Extruders

    SPEED AND DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY:

    The Dual Performance Extruder system is built from the ground up to accelerate print times and provide dimensional accuracy across every part.

    Smart sensors for material management and print protection:
    Leveraging Industrial DNA, each Performance Extruder contains a suite of sensors that detect when material is running low and allows for active jam detection during the print duration, It's like autonomous protection for your print-and your printer.

    Greater torque with a 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio:
    From great strength comes great performance. The 19:1 dual-drive gear ratio keeps material loaded and ready for reliable material extrusion at every layer.

    Lengthened thermal core with less than 60-second heat up time:
    A lengthened thermal core and a fast start up time ensure that materials are ready to go when your ideas are.

    OPTIMIZED MATERIAL STORAGE

    Dry-Sealed Material Bays

    Dry-Sealed Material Bays form a near-perfect seal to keep material free of damaging humidity. A suite of built-in sensors provides that your material is stored in its optimal environment—a feature previously only available in industrial 3D printers.

    Printing
    PRINT TECHNOLOGY; Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
    PRINT HEADS: 2
    DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY: ± 0.2 mm
    LAYER RESOLUTION
    Range: 20 - 400 microns
    PRINT MODES TUNED AND OPTIMIZED FOR:
    100 microns - High Quality Print Mode
    200 microns - Balanced Print Mode
    BUILD SPEED
    Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers
    Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm3 per sec
    Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec
    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
    220K+ total testing hours across 110 printers (Equivalent to 25 years)
    (system reliability, subsystem, and print quality)
    Printer Hardware
    PRODUCT DIMENSIONS:
    43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm /
    17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in

    PRODUCT WEIGHT:
    29.5 kg / 65 lbs

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

    SHIPPING BOX WEIGHT:
    37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs

    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
    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
    Materials
    SPOOL TYPE: Smart Spools with RFID sensors

    SPOOL SENSORS: Remaining Material, Material Color, Material Kind
    SUPPORTED MATERIALS
    MakerBot Precision Materials: PLA, Tough, PVA
    MakerBot Specialty Materials: PETG, more to come
    COLOR AVAILABILITY
    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 - 90% 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: 100 - 240 V, 4A, 50 - 60 Hz, 400 W max.
    Warranty
    Free 1-Year Extended Warranty

    SUPPORT PLANS: MakerCare Gold (2 Years), MakerCare Platinum (3 Years)

    PDF Spec Sheets

    Method_One_Sheet.pdf

    This is what is included in the box for: MakerBot Method Performance 3D Printer

    • MakerBot Method 3D Printer
    • Spring Steel Build Plate
    • 1 Performance Extruder 1 Model
    • 1 Performance Extruder 2 Support
    • 1 Nozzle Brush
    • 1 Hex Key
    • 1 USB A-to-B Cable
    • 1 UK Power Cord
    Performance Base Station for Makerbot Method / Method X
    Performance Base Station for Makerbot Method / Method X
    £1,847.20

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    Accessory Toolkit for Makerbot Method and Method X
    Accessory Toolkit for Makerbot Method and Method X
    £45.37

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    Stratasys SCA 1200 HDT Support cleaning apparatus
    Stratasys SCA 1200 HDT Support cleaning apparatus
    £2,077.16

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    Coming in Q1 2020 MakerBot Nylon Material Black, Red and White
    Coming in Q1 2020 MakerBot Nylon Material Black, Red and White
    £0.00

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    MakerBot Print - 3D Printing Software & Applications
    MakerBot Print - 3D Printing Software & Applications
    £0.00

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    £4,499.00

    Fixed Rate Payments With Tax Relief

    Lease Term 5 Years
    Weekly Payment £23.36
    First Payment £303.68
    57 Monthly Payments £101.23
    Total Cost £6,073.65
    Tax Relief @ 19% -£1,153.99
    Nett Cost Of Finance £4,919.66

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