Performance 3D Printer for Business

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Performance 3D Printing

A 3D Printer designed for Business

MakerBot METHOD for Business is tailored to the needs of fast-paced and demanding organizations looking to eliminate the cost of downtime and prevent missed deadlines.

Developed from the ground up leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents including a heated build chamber, precision dissolvable supports, and dry-sealed material bays.

Why MakerBot METHOD?

Faster and more precise printing than ever before with business features you need:

  • 21 Onboard Sensors

    A network of 21 intelligent sensors embedded throughout the printer gives you full control while making material and print management easy and accessible.

  • Wireless Printing & Monitoring

    Away from the office? Remotely print, monitor, and control your printer from anywhere in the world.

  • 5 inch Colour Touchscreen

    Swipe, tap, print. With the built-in 5” full-color capacitive touchscreen display, receive up-to-the-second status of your current print job and navigate menus in the most intuitive way you already know—with your finger.

  • 25 CAD File Types

    With over 25 supported native CAD file types, you can focus on your next design sprint rather than messy plugins and conversions.

Makerbot Method front view
Uncompromised layer adhesion and part strength

Circulating Heated Chamber

Control the temperature and quality of every layer - not just the first. While heated build plates are effective at reducing warping, Method takes this further with full active heat immersion during the entire duration of the print.

Match Design Dimensions

METHOD offers consistent print results with a dimensional accuracy of ±0.2mm



    • MODEL MATERIAL: MakerBot Tough
    • SUPPORT MATERIAL: MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA
Makerbot print results
Vertical Layer Uniformity with Superior Cylindricity


    • MODEL MATERIAL: MakerBot Tough
    • SUPPORT MATERIAL: MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA
MakerBot print detail
Environmentally Controlled PVA and Complex Overhangs without Scarring

Disolvable Support System

Superior surface finish and unrestricted geometric freedom are paramount to delivering high quality printed parts.

MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA ensures fast and effortless support removal without compromising part design or dimensional accuracy.

MakerBot Water-Soluble PVA provides two key benefits:

  • Unrestricted geometric freedom (large overhangs, cavities, etc.)
  • Superior print quality and surface finish
Dissolvable support system

MakerBot METHOD Key Features

Includes dual extruders and a rigid frame

MakerBot Method extruders

Dual Performace Extruders

Featuring lengthened thermal cores, optimized torque, and an industry-leading sensor suite. Performance Extruders maximize material flow rate at high speeds while providing consistent and reliable extrusion across every layer.

MakerBot Method frame

Ultra-rigid Construction

A structurally-optimized metal frame runs the full length of the body to offset flexing. Less flexing means more consistent prints with better part accuracy and fewer failures.

MakerBot Method material bay

Optimized Material Storage

Dry-Sealed Material Bays form a near-perfect seal to keep material free of damaging humidity. A suite of built-in sensors provides that your material is stored in its optimal environment—a feature previously only available in industrial 3D printers.

MakerBot Method Materials

MakerBot Materials for Method


Extensively tested by MakerBot for the highest reliability and measurably accurate parts.


For users looking for special materials with advanced properties to push the limits of what's possible.


MakerBot Materials for Method are manufactured to exacting diameter and quality specifications and shipped in a vacuum sealed Mylar bag to preserve quality right up until opening. The new Smart Spool system sends all of your material information including colour and amount remaining wirelessly to MakerBot Print for up-to-the-second material management.

Available Colours and Materials

MakerBot Precision Tough

Print high-strength, durable prototypes and fixtures with up to 2X the impact strength of ABS.

MakerBot Tough is a styrene-free, office-friendly alternative to ABS works with water-soluble supports which are easy to handle in an office environment.

  • Slate Gray

  • Onyx Black

  • Stone White

  • Safety Orange

MakerBot Precision PLA

Easy to use and ideal for early-stage concept development, design details including sharp corners and edges print flawlessly with virtually no warping or curling.

  • Cool Gray

  • True Black

  • Natural

  • True White

  • True Orange

  • True Red

MakerBot Precision PVA

Precision Dissolving PVA ensures fast and effortless support removal for your most complex prints.

  • Translucent

MakerBot PETG

High-strength and durability combine with chemical and moisture resistance to offer excellent mechanical properties.

  • Translucent


MakerBot METHOD Specifications

Size, weight, and software details


Print Technology
Fused Deposition Modeling

Build Volume

19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in single extrusion
15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in dual extrusion

Build Speed

Up to 2x faster than desktop 3D printers

Max Material Flow Rate: ~50 mm per sec

Print Head Travel Speed: Up to 500 mm per sec

Layer Resolution
Range: 20 - 400 microns

MakerBot Precision Materials: PLA, Tough, PVA
MakerBot Specialty Materials: PETG, more to come

Extruder Core Length
48.2 mm

Nozzle Diameter
0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

Print File Type


Product Dimensions
43.7 L x 41.3 W x 64.9 H cm /
17.2 x 16.3 x 25.6 in

Product Weight
29.5 kg / 65 lbs

Shipping Box
76.5 H x 50.0 W x 55.5 D cm /
30.1 x 19.7 x 21.9 in

What ships in the box?

  • 1 MakerBot Method Performance 3D Printer
  • 1 Tough spool 1.65lb
  • 1 PVA spool 1.0lb
  • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate (with 1 sheet of Build Tak)
  • 1 Nozzle Cleaning Brush

Shipping Weight
37.1 kg / 81.7 lbs


Aluminum Die Cast Base
Extruded Aluminum Uprights
Steel Weldment Gantry Frame

Build Surface
Reusable Grip Surface

Build Plate
Flexible Steel Build Plate

Temperature Control
Circulating Heated Chamber



MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile

Supported File Types

  • MakerBot (.makerbot)
  • STL (.stl)
  • SOLIDWORKS (.sldprt, .sldasm)
  • InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam)
  • IGES (.iges, .igs) & STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp)
  • CATIA (.CATPart, .CATProduct), Wavefront Object (.obj)
  • Unigraphics/NX (.prt)
  • Solid Edge (.par, .asm)
  • ProE/Creo (.prt, .asm)
  • VRML (.wrl) & Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)

Operating Systems
Windows (7, 10)
Mac OS X (10.9+)


Power Requirements
100 - 240 V
4A, 50 - 60 Hz
400 W max.

USB Drive, USB, Ethernet, Wi­Fi


Free 1-Year Extended Warranty (includes 6 months of standard warranty and 6 months of free extended warranty – $950 value)

Support Plans

MakerCare Gold (2 Years)
MakerCare Platinum (3 Years)

MakerBot Cost Per Part

Learn about the cost of prototyping with MakerBot METHOD

Cost Per Part + Shipping
Cost Per Part
Cost Per Part*
Time Per Part
Time Per Part
Time Per Part
Annual Cost
Annual Cost
(material + printer)**
Annual Cost
(material + printer)**

Based on industry averages for outsourcing 3D printing to fulfillment services and averages of entry level industrial platforms.

* Based on 52 parts per year average, prices shown in USD

** Cost of material plus the cost per print of the printers depreciated over a period of 3 years.

MakerBot Method Example Part

MakerBot METHOD Benefits

Maximum innovation with minimal investment

  • Accelerate Product Development

    Put speed and control into your design cycles while reducing production costs to bring your products to market, fast. A project requiring 10 design iterations can be reduced to 4 days in-house using METHOD, as opposed to 40 days (including shipping) from an outsourced supplier.

  • Reduce Design Risk

    Design mistakes found late in production can be exponentially more expensive than when found earlier in the product  development cycle. METHOD allows your team to test and validate more prototypes with accuracy early and often; minimizing potential cost overruns later in production.

  • Reclaim the cost of development time

    Put an end to frivolous tinkering, equipment upkeep, and stalled innovation at the cost of valuable design time. With the DNA and architecture of an industrial 3D printer, METHOD is built and extensively tested by MakerBot to print reliable prototypes—no tinkering or calibration required.

  • Low Total Cost of Ownership

    From the purchase and installation to ongoing maintenance, materials, and support, METHOD is designed from the ground up to deliver industrial-quality performance at about one-third the first-year cost of ownership of an entry-level industrial 3D printer.

MakerBot Make exploded view

MakerBot MakerCare for Method

Why choose MakerCare Platinum Service?

6 Business hour Response Time

Contact MakerBot Support via the web and we’ll respond within 6 business hours*.

3 Year Coverage

Get MakerBot's fastest, most comprehensive level of support for 3 full years from the registration of your MakerBot 3D Printer.

Hot Swap

The Hot Swap service ensures that you will experience minimal downtime if you ever run into issues. If MakerBot Support determines your MakerBot 3D Printer needs to be replaced, they will ship a replacement even before you ship back your defective unit.

Overnight replacement of defective parts

For the duration of your plan, we will replace defective parts, including due to accidental damage and normal wear and tear, and ship them via overnight at the earliest availability**

Support the way you want it

You can reach a support expert by phone, live chat, or email, or access our easy-to-use online support pages.

North American Expertise

Whereas many companies outsource support, MakerBot agents are rigorously trained and based in their Brooklyn US headquarters so that you can get friendly, expert advice with ease.

* MakerBot Support business hours are Mon–Fri: 9am-6pm ET
** Expedited shipping means that a part is shipped to a customer via overnight shipping at the earliest availability (usually within one business day), so customers can expect to receive their parts within 2 days. Replacement parts exclude consumables.

Is the MakerBot METHOD right for you?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  and get your questions answered

Try before you buy

Print one of your own 3D Models on the MakerBot METHOD through our 3D Printing Service