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Unlock your METHOD with unlimited materials.

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. 

Featured PARTNERS

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Carbon Fiber All Axis

Dual Gripper Mount1
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

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

Featured materials

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- 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.

EXPERIMENTAL EXTRUDER FOR METHOD

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.

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Coming Spring 2020

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.

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Water soluble support material for complex parts.

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MAKERBOT MATERIALS FOR METHOD

MakerBot Materials for Method are manufactured to exacting diameter and quality specifications.

MakerBot ABS
Real, production- grade ABS for manufacturing applications.

ABS

MakerBot ASA
UV and moisture resistance for demanding outdoor applications.

ASA

MakerBot NYLON
High abrasion resistance for industrial applications.

NYLON

Stratasys SR-30
Dissolvable support material from StratasysⓇ.

SR-30

MakerBot PETG
Chemical and moisture resistance & durability.

PETG

MakerBot TOUGH
Durable, tough parts, office-friendly printing.

TOUGH

MakerBot PLA
Rigid and glossy parts for quick and easy, office-friendly prototyping.

PLA

MakerBot PVA
Water soluble support material for complex parts.

PVA

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2 K40 Laser Cutter 3D Printed Exhaust Port by Corey