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MakerBot Launches METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printer Editions

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New METHOD Carbon Fibre Editions Print Metal Replacement Parts with High Strength and Accuracy

Carbon Fibre 3D Printer

Above: MakerBot METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printer Edition/Image Credit: MakerBot


MakerBot, a leading 3D printer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Stratasys, launched new METHOD Carbon Fibre Editions designed to enable engineers to print stronger and more accurate parts for manufacturing tools, jigs and fixtures, and end-use production. It can also be used to print metal replacement parts in some applications.

METHOD CARBON FIBRE 3D PRINTER EDITIONS

Above: MakerBot METHOD & METHOD X both come with carbon fibre 3D printer editions/Image Credit: MakerBot


The latest additions to the METHOD platform, the METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printer Editions print carbon fibre reinforced nylon that is optimized for high strength and heat resistance. The new METHOD and METHOD X Carbon Fibre 3D Printer Editions come pre-configured with a new composite extruder that is optimized to handle abrasive materials. The new extruder, which is also available as an upgrade for the METHOD and METHOD X 3D printers, has hardened metal drive gears, a metal filament switch, and an interchangeable hardened steel nozzle. It can print MakerBot Nylon Carbon Fibre material and all other model materials supported on the METHOD platform.

Carbon Fibre 3D Printer

Above: Features of the METHOD carbon fibre 3D printer editions/Image Credit: MakerBot


The new MakerBot Nylon Carbon Fibre material is an ideal lightweight alternative to metal for structural applications such as vehicular brackets and inspection gauges, manufacturing tools such as robotic end effectors, and under-hood applications. Due to its strong thermal and mechanical properties, carbon fibre is frequently used in manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace industries. Used as an alternative to metal parts, carbon fibre can help reduce costs and increase overall efficiencies for companies.

Speaking at the launch, Nadav Goshen, President and CEO of MakerBot said, “Nylon carbon fibre is one of the most in-demand and exciting classes of materials. Its high strength, heat resistance, and stiffness properties make it ideal for printing metal replacement parts, helping reduce costs and increase overall efficiency for companies. With the launch of METHOD Carbon Fibre, we are making composite 3D printing more accessible to more users than ever before and opening the door to new applications. METHOD Carbon Fibre is the latest addition to the rapidly growing METHOD 3D printing platform.”

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METHOD’s heated chamber produces strong manufacturing-grade nylon carbon fibre 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 Fibre 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 fibre material dry, resulting in better print quality and reliability.

MakerBot plans to offer additional composite materials available for the METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printer 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 Fibre Editions, MakerBot Nylon Carbon Fibre 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 Fibre, 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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