Open Materials Platform
Print third-party materials on an industrial 3D printing platform with modular hardware and advanced print settings.
Discover pre-qualified materials from leading filament companies to explore new 3D printing applications.
Tap your innovative spirit and explore new 3D printing applications. Experiment with a wide range of materials and properties to realize your ideas.
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.
Dual Gripper Mount1
Material: KIMYA ABS Carbon Fiber
Outdoor Light Cover
Material: Mitsubishi Chemical DURABIO™
Electronics Assembly Fixture
Material: JABIL PETG ESD
CNC Chip Fan
Material: Polymaker Polycarbonate
|SEBS||PETG-ESD||PETG CF||ABS CF||DURABIO||P.MAX||P.MAX FR||PC-PBT||POLYLITE|
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.
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.
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.
Ready to start? Visit our getting started with MakerBot Labs support page.
Looking for material profiles and settings? Visit our Thingiverse community.
1 Dual Gripper Mount for Manufacturing Robot Arm by All Axis Robotics
2 K40 Laser Cutter 3D Printed Exhaust Port by Corey