METHOD’s heated chamber produces strong manufacturing-grade nylon carbon fiber parts with superior surface finish. Users can print complex geometries with internal cavities using MakerBot’s PVA soluble support material and anneal the final part for extra strength with METHOD’s new heated chamber annealing feature. With the METHOD X Carbon Fiber Edition, users can print complex geometries using Stratasys® SR-30™ soluble supports for an even better surface finish. Breakaway supports are also available for faster print results. METHOD’s dry-sealed filament bays help to keep the moisture-sensitive nylon carbon fiber material dry, resulting in better print quality and reliability.
MakerBot plans to offer additional composite materials available for the METHOD Carbon Fiber Editions and the composite extruder for METHOD in the future. Since the METHOD X has a higher chamber temperature than METHOD of up to 110°C on the build plane, it will be able to support a wider range of high-performance composite materials in the future. The METHOD Carbon Fiber Editions, MakerBot Nylon Carbon Fiber material, and the composite extruder are expected to begin shipping in June 2020.
The METHOD platform features industrial 3D printing capabilities that make it ideal for printing with advanced, engineering-grade materials. The combination of a heated chamber, ultra-rigid steel frame, sealed material bays, performance extruders, and dissolvable supports enable engineers to print consistently accurate parts. METHOD offers a diverse portfolio of materials for a variety of engineering applications. MakerBot materials include Nylon Carbon Fiber, PC-ABS, PC-ABS FR, ABS, ASA, Nylon, PETG, Tough, PLA, and support materials SR-30 and PVA. Additionally, with the availability of the MakerBot LABS extruder for METHOD, users can print with more industrial materials from leading material suppliers.
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