Open Materials Platform
Modular hardware and advanced print settings for engineers to explore the boundaries of the METHOD platform and new materials.
Easily swap in the MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD into the model bay of your printer and adjust the settings in MakerBot Print.
Partner Materials Development Program
Discover pre-qualified materials from leading filament companies to explore new 3D printing applications.
The MakerBot Materials Program allows filament suppliers to qualify their 3D printing materials for the MakerBot METHOD platform.
Dual Gripper Mount1
Material: KIMYA ABS Carbon Fiber
Outdoor Light Cover
Material: Mitsubishi Chemical DURABIO™
Electronics Assembly Fixture
Material: JABIL PETG ESD
- ABS CARBON FIBER from KIMYA. An ABS composite material with 30% chopped carbon fiber for improved stiffness and lower weight.
- PETG ESD from JABIL. An easy processing, Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) product for printing parts that meet sensitive electronics and could be damaged by electrostatic discharge.
- DURABIO™ from Mitsubishi Chemical. Bio-based, BPA free resin. It combines PMMA’s transparency with a higher chemical and scratch resistance compared to polycarbonate (PC).
- PC-FR from Polymaker PolyMax™. A flame retardant polycarbonate (PC) filament (UL94V-0/1.5 mm) displaying excellent toughness, strength and heat resistance.
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.
The MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD easily swaps into the model material slot of METHOD and METHOD X for unlimited material testing options and optimization.
Built on the same industrial architecture as the Performance Extruder for METHOD, the Experimental Extruder brings power and precision with the added benefit of interchangeable nozzle assemblies.
The MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder will be available for sale in spring 2020. In the meantime, MakerBot is launching in an open beta for select current customers in December 2019.
1 Dual Gripper Mount for Manufacturing Robot Arm by All Axis Robotics
2 K40 Laser Cutter 3D Printed Exhaust Port by Corey