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Makerbot Method X

Makerbot Method X
  • Usable Filament Diameter

    1.75 mm

  • Max Recommended Printing Speed

    500 mm/s

  • Build Area

    190 mm x 190 mm x 196 mm

  • Resolution

    20 - 400 µm

Product Overview

The newest in the Makerbot line, Method X is a 3D printer that's easy to use and offers a wide range of features. This printer has a flexible build plate and automatic bed leveling for faster printing and more convenience. The Makerbot Method X comes with a direct drive extruder for precise control over extrusion speeds, making it easier to print highly detailed objects. It can print with 1.75 mm filament at a speed of 500 mm/s, with a resolution of 20 - 400 µm and a max nozzle temperature of 300 ºC. With an impressive build area of 190 mm x 190 mm x 196 mm, this printer is perfect for both professional users and beginners alike. Weighing just 29.5 kg, Makerbot Method X is designed for maximum portability, so you can easily pack it up and take it with you on location or to a meeting.

Makerbot Method X Specification


It uses Fused Deposition Modeling 3d printer technology.

There's a direct drive extruder inside.

This direct drive extruder means that the extruder is mounted on the printhead. This then pushes the filament directly into, and out of, the hot end and into your print.

Extruder Type
direct drive
Print Technology
Fused Deposition Modeling

The usable filament diameter is a 1.75 mm diameter.

There are 2 extruders in the printer. Having more than one extruder attached to the printer can help you print material faster, as the printer can focus on multiple elements at once.

The recommended maximum printing speed is 500 mm/s. This printing speed can affect the quality of the print, so make sure this speed falls within ranges you would like.

You'll get a 190 mm x 190 mm x 196 mm in the Makerbot Method X, so make sure everything you want to print fits in this. You can make do by making your print in pieces, and then assembling, however, sometimes you'll just need a larger build area.

The build plate is made from Flexible Plate.

Usable Filament Diameter
1.75 mm
Build Plate Material
Flexible Plate
Max Power Consumption
800 W
Build Area
190 mm x 190 mm x 196 mm
Ambient Operating Temperature
15°C - 26°C
Max. Nozzle Temperature
300 ºC
Build Volume
190 mm x 190 mm x 196 mm
Number of Extruders
Build Plate Leveling System
Automatic Bed Leveling
Filament Chamber Closed
Build Plate Surface
Reusable Grip Surface
Open Filament System
Max Build Plate Temperature
110 ºC
Extruder Construction Type Dual
Dual Head fixed height, manual adjustable
Total Mass Overall Dimensions
437 mm x 413 mm x 649 mm
20 - 400 µm
Build Chamber During Process
Max Recommended Printing Speed
500 mm/s
USB Port
Ethernet Port
Door Sensor
Build Chamber Heater
Yes, max 110°C
Hepa Filter
Filament Runout Sensor
Powerloss Fail Safe
29.5 kg
437 mm x 413 mm x 649 mm
AC: 100 V - 240 V, 8.1 - 3.4 A (50 / 60 Hz)
Total Weight
29.5 kg

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