3D Printing

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

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Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.

Method uses a dissolvable material to create supports that allow for greater precision in printing with improved cylindricity and less scarring.

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers 

Other features include:

  • WiFi, Ethernet and USB connectivity;
  • Remote monitoring and print management;
  • Dual print heads;
  • Automatic Z calibration, nozzle calibration and material loading;
  • Support for PETG translucent specialty material and PLA, PVA and Tough Makerbot Precision materials.
  • 21 sensors, including material color, remaining material, material type, RFID, temperature, humidity, jam detection and others;
  • 5-inch capacitive touch screen (color); and
  • Circulating heated chamber.

Further details can be found on the Makerbot Method portal or on Makerbot’s education portal.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).


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