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Unlock your METHOD with unlimited materials.

Open Materials Platform

Print third-party materials on an industrial 3D printing platform with modular hardware and advanced print settings.

Partner Materials

Discover pre-qualified materials from leading filament companies to explore new 3D printing applications.

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New Applications

Tap your innovative spirit and explore new 3D printing applications. Experiment with a wide range of materials and properties to realize your ideas.

Featured LABS materials

AND MANY MORE TO COME

A growing list of partners are working to qualify filament for use with the MakerBot LABS and the Experimental Extruder.

Featured PARTNERS

Polymaker
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Jabil
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Carbon Fiber All Axis

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Material: KIMYA ABS Carbon Fiber
Supports: SR-30

Durabio light

Outdoor Light Cover
Material: Mitsubishi Chemical DURABIO™
Supports: SR-30

ESD Board

Electronics Assembly Fixture
Material: JABIL PETG ESD
Supports: PVA

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CNC Chip Fan
Material: Polymaker Polycarbonate
Supports: SR-30

Companies interested in joining the MakerBot Materials Development Program can contact MakerBot at labs@makerbot.com.

MATERIAL COMPATIBILITY

SEBS PETG-ESD PETG CF ABS CF DURABIO P.MAX P.MAX FR PC-PBT POLYLITE ABS K ABS EC ABS ESD
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KIMYA MATERIALS FOR METHOD

Whether you need tool-grade strength, electrical insulation, or electrical conductivity, MakerBot and Kimya have you covered. Print engineering-grade parts with unparalleled dimensional accuracy.

ABS KEVLAR - Tool-Grade Durability
ABS ESD - Insulate Your Electronics
ABS EC - Print Conductive Components
ABS CF - Lightweight and strong parts
PETG CF - Lightweight and strong parts

Kimya Materials Overview FOR labs
POLYMAKER MATERIALS FOR METHOD

Take advantage of the 110°C heated chamber of METHOD X and tap the strength and durability benefits of polycarbonate in three versions - Polymaker PC-PBT, Polymaker Polymax PC-FR, and Polymaker PolyLite PC. 

Polymaker PC-PBT - Chemical and subzero protection of PBT
Polymaker Polymax PC-FR - Offers V0 flame retardant performance (UL94)
Polymaker PolyLite PC - Unique transparent color for light housings and diffusers.

 

Polymaker Materials Overview FOR labs

EXPERIMENTAL EXTRUDER GEN 2 FOR METHOD

The New LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder allows you to print more abrasive 3rd-party composites and polymers for longer thanks to upgraded hardened-steel components.

Quickly swap between a model extruder for highly repeatable, dimensionally accurate parts with MakerBot Materials, to the LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder for dozens of verified third-party material options and unlimited open-materials experimentation.

The MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD is an experimental product and not covered under MakerCare or warranty.

Extruder Whats in the Box
COMPOSITES OPTIMIZED

With the number of third-party composites available on the market today, we decided to optimize the LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder for some of the most abrasive materials available - like Carbon Fiber and ESD composites. Now you can print more composites and polymers with confidence.

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MODULAR COMPATIBILITY

With MakerBot METHOD, we’ve engineered purpose-built toolheads for different material groups and applications, easily swappable in seconds and no tools required. Get the best prints in a range of over 20+ materials with the MakerBot METHOD professional 3D printing platform.

METHOD Extruders
PRINTER COMPATIBILITY
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LABS Ecosystem

Ready to start? Visit our getting started with MakerBot Labs support page.

Looking for material profiles and settings? Visit our Thingiverse community.

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If you have any questions, please call us at +1 347 676 3443.

Thanks for your interest,
The MakerBot Team

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