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Method X

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33% off Method X, Method X Carbon Fiber, AND add-ons! 

Experience precision 3D printing at our lowest prices ever. Enjoy a 33% discount on our Method, Method X, and Method X Carbon Fiber 3D printers. Plus, extend these incredible savings to any Method accessories and materials purchased with your printer! Discounted add-ons available in bundle builder after clicking Customize and Add to Cart.

One 3D printer, 2 powerful configurations

Method X

The Method X comes with 1XA and 2XA extruders as standard. These extruders are designed for a wide variety of materials perfect for prototyping in end-use materials. 

  • Print production materials like ABS, ABR-R, PC-ABS, and ASA with the included 1XA extruder
  • Method X with 1XA and 2XA is ready to print ABS-R and a new game-changing tap water-soluble support material that dissolves easier, cleaner, and faster than anything else. 

Method X Carbon Fiber

Upgrade to the Method X Carbon Fiber to unlock composites on Method X with the Composite Extruder. Method X Carbon fiber comes with 1C, 2A, and 2XA extruders.

  • Print everything you can with Method X plus abrasive materials only compatible with the 1C extruder
  • Print Nylon Carbon Fiber, Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, and the new ABS Carbon Fiber with RapidRinse support material

Industrial 3D printing made accessible

Twice the strength. Twice the accuracy. 

Patented VECT™ 110 (Variable Environmental Controlled Temperature) Thermal Regulation evenly heats and controls the print environment leading to parts that are 2x stronger on the z-axis, and 2x more accurate across the board.

Print continuously for hours, days, or weeks, thanks to METHOD’s unmatched industrial build quality.

Metals, composites, and polymers print better on method X. 

Print real ABS parts with RapidRinse™ supports that dissolve faster than anything else

15 patented features allow for better environmental controls than on any other desktop 3D printer.

Go from 25+ tuned materials to infinite 3rd party options with the LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder.

6-in-1 Modular Performance Extruders allow for quick change between material groups, preventing cross-contamination.

Industrial power with desktop ease. 

CloudPrint™ gives you and your team secure access to 3D print from anywhere

CloudPrint™ natively accepts the most popular CAD file types

5” capacitive touchscreen provides an intuitive step-by-step setup and real-time controls on your jobs

Auto-Calibration takes the guesswork out of setup and ensures a level build plate and extruder-alignment.

SmartAssist Material Loading makes material changing a breeze from material bay to extruder, hands-free.

360° OF 110°C


Many desktop 3D printers use heated build plates to try and regulate their environment and prevent warping on the print bed. This improves adhesion to the build plate for the first layer and… that’s about it. METHOD uses the patented Circulating Heated Chamber to rapidly warm the entire build chamber up to 110°C providing optimal print conditions from first layer to last. The result is a degree of dimensional accuracy typically reserved for industrial 3D printers (±0.007 in), at the base layer and everywhere else.



Material loading on 3D printers can be a pain. METHOD’s material loading system is designed to take complexity and frustration out of the equation. Just drop the Smart Spool into the Dry Sealed Material Bays located on the front of the printer, and feed the filament tip into the slot, close the drawer and the printer loads the filament all the way up and into the extruders so that it’s ready to print.



The build surface is another crucial element in FDM 3D printing. Whether you’re printing in ABS, Nylon, or just PLA, an uneven surface can lead to a warped print. METHOD combines two elements to create a unique solution. First is an aluminum base plate, machined and factory-calibrated for extreme flatness. Second is a spring steel build plate that magnetically conforms to the base plate via a dozen high-strength magnets. This not only provides flatness, but also makes print removal a breeze. Just pick up the build plate and flex it to pop the print off.



When it comes to FDM 3D printing, the toolhead or extruder is one of the most important features. Based on an industrial-grade design from Stratasys, METHOD’s extruder was designed from the ground up with the professional in mind. With an all new lengthened thermal core, dual drive gears with 19:1 gear ratio of torque, and MakerBot’s industry-leading intelligent sensor suite, METHOD comes with significantly improved print quality and speed.

ABS-R and ABS Carbon Fiber with RapidRinse

ABS, finally as easy PLA

With our proprietary RapidRinse™ support, achieve incomparable ABS parts with unprecedented ease.

Tap water soluble

Forget the cumbersome wash tanks and chemicals, RapidRinse™ dissolves in pure tap water so it’s easy to use in just about any environment.

Dissolves in minutes*

You don’t have time to wait around while your print dissolves, so we’ve engineered RapidRinse™ to dissolve faster than PVA and competitive high-temp dissolvable support materials.

*Dissolution time may vary based on part geometry and dissolution methodology

Tech specs

Heated chamber temperature

110° C Maximum Temperature


Build volume

Dual extrusion: 15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in

Single extrusion: 19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in

Overall dimensions

41.3 L x 43.7 w x 64.9 H cm


Click here for complete tech specs. 



  • Dual performance extruders
  • Dry-sealed material bays
  • 100°C circulated heated build chamber
  • Wifi Connectivity and 21 on-board sensors
  • Remote monitoring and printing
  • 25 Compatible CAD file types
  • 5" Full-color capacitive touch screen
  • Over 300,000 hours of reliability testing


What's included

  • 1 MakerBot METHOD X 3D Printer
  • 1 Spring Steel Build Plate
  • 1 Model 1XA Performance Extruder (Version 1)
  • 1 Support 2XA Performance Extruder (Version 1)
  • 1 Nozzle Brush
  • 1 Hex Key
  • 1 USB A-to-B Cable
  • 1 US Power Cord
  • 1 EU Power Cord


Please Note: MakerBot materials sold separately. Removal of SR-30 support material requires Circulation Tank and Ecoworks™ cleaning agent available from 3rd-party resellers. For more information, click here.



We’ll send onboarding instructions, tips, and videos to get you started printing reliable parts straight out of the box with METHOD

With over 25 videos and over 100 articles, our team has all the content you need to keep printing high quality parts in a variety of materials on METHOD.

Whether you prefer phone, email, or live chat, MakerBot support experts are just a step away.

METHOD X Material and Extruder Compatibility Chart

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Service plans that support you throughout your 3D printing journey 

At MakerBot we know you’re not just buying a 3D printer, you’re investing in a new tool or a teaching opportunity. With MakerCare Extended Service Plans, you can de-risk your experience and maximize your investment with white glove support from our in-house team of 3D printing experts.

Limited time offer: 33% off MakerCare with Method purchase 

1-year MakerCare Extended Service Plan

$1,099 $732

2-year MakerCare Extended Service Plan

$1,499 $999

3 -year MakerCare Extended Service Plan

$2,199 $1,466

What's included

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Direct access to support engineers

Whether you prefer phone, email, or live chat, help is just a step away. With MakerCare you get direct access to our team of 3D printing experts who can help you on the right track with your 3D printer. Need help getting started? Something not quite right with your printer? No question is too big or small. 

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Exclusive training sesssion

While our 3D printers are intuitive, sometimes it’s good to get real insight from someone who has used the platform extensively. That’s why with MakerCare you get access to a 1-hour training session with a certified Support Engineer where they will walk you through basic set up, usage, and bonus tips and tricks, while answering any questions you may have along the way.

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Hot swap

Machine downtime is not ideal for any business. MakerCare has your back with hot swap. If your printer goes down, our support engineers will get you back up and running asap.If the problem can be resolved with an expedited replacement part or quick setting change, we’ll do that. If the printer needs to be sent back, we’ll ship out a replacement machine – even before you’ve sent yours back – so you can be back up and running in no time.

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Replacement of wear or damaged parts 

Do you have a wear component or a damaged part that you can fix without packing up the printer and sending it in? In addition to defective parts already covered by the standard warranty, MakerCare provides part replacement on both natural wear and accidental damage so you can get back up and running even faster.

Starting at $12/mo or 0% APR with . See if you qualify