What exactly is Method X? Here's what you should know.
The market for 3D printing has been growing astronomically. The global market’s yearly growth exceeded 25% and the market size forecast is projected to hit $35.6 billion by 2024. One of the main drivers of this growth is in 3D printing’s growing accessibility. In recent years, advancements in 3D printing technology have enabled a wider deployment of dependable additive manufacturing systems in the professional and educational markets. MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printer manufacturer, owned by Stratasys, is leading that charge.
MakerBot was founded in 2009 and soon after, brought one of the first mass-produced and readily available 3D printers to the market. It has since become one of the most widely-recognized names in the space. MakerBot’s first few products were desktop 3D printers and hobbyist in nature. As MakerBot grew, they began to develop industry-leading advancements to their desktop line, automate the user experience, and encourage broad adoption. Overall, this 3D printer is extremely impressive. It offers features and capabilities that even expensive 3D printers can't provide. But what else does it really offer you ask? The answer is a lot.
So let's get to the specifics and see why Method X is deemed a breakthrough technology. To start, MakerBot is leveraging twenty-two patents from Stratasys - the worldwide leader in industrial 3D printing. Patents for Method X include high quality components like a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays.
Up until today, two of these patents (the circulating heated build chamber and SR-30 soluble support material) have only been available on industrial units. These two features give designers and engineers the ability to design parts with unlimited geometries and with a part dimensional accuracy of .2mm. Designs fit seamlessly with one another, without having to do any post-processing work. Method X keeps your filament free from moisture uptake with Dry-Sealed Material Bays facilitated by a suit of moisture-detecting sensors. An industrial-quality, ultra-rigid metal frame runs the full length of the printer to mitigate flexing and vibrations. This results in straight, even layer lines that guarantee dimensional accuracy.
Method X is equipped with WiFi connectivity, dual performance extruders, 21 onboard sensors, a 5" full-color touch screen, and more. Method X's circulating heat chamber is capable of withstanding 15°C higher temperatures than modified desktop 3D printers ABS material formulations. This heat chamber allows you to control the temperature and quality of every layer- not just the first layer. Method X is compatible with 25 different CAD file types and has also endured more than 300,000 hours of reliability testing. Its seamless CAD integration includes softwares like SolidWorks, Autodesk Fusion 360, and Autodesk Inventor.
Method X provides you with maximum innovation, for a minimal investment. METHOD manufacturing workstations offer a solution that produces parts in real engineering-grade ABS with a level of accuracy, consistency, and reliability of an entry-level industrial printer; all while still maintaining an affordable price tag.
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