MakerBot Materials for Method

MakerBot Materials for Method are manufactured to exacting diameter and quality specifications. Shipped in a vacuum-sealed metalized polyester bag, quality is preserved right up until opening. 

The Smart Spool™ provides valuable information including material type, color, and amount remaining via an RFID chip directly to MakerBot Print, while a built-in desiccant absorbs any moisture exposure during the material loading process.

MakerBot PLA


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8.4.3
8.4.3
8.4.3

MakerBot Tough


8.4.3
8.4.3
8.4.3
8.4.3

MakerBot PETG


8.4.3
8.4.3
8.4.3
8.4.3

MakerBot Nylon


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8.4.3

MakerBot Nylon Carbon Fiber


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8.4.3

MakerBot PVA


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8.4.3

360 Spin

MAKERBOT PLA

RIGID AND GLOSSY PARTS FOR QUICK AND EASY, OFFICE-FRIENDLY PROTOTYPING 

PLA is a great material for early concept models because it is easy to use, office-friendly, and works great with breakaway supports which print faster and can be removed faster than dissolvable supports. PLA is a corn-based plastic and is considered biodegradable under industrial processes.

MODEL STUDIES

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8.3.4

FUNCTIONAL PROTOTYPES

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8.3.4

MAKERBOT TOUGH

DURABLE, TOUGH PARTS, OFFICE-FRIENDLY PRINTING 

Tough is a material that is great for mid-stage prototypes because of its ease of use and office-friendliness. An added benefit over PLA is its durability, pliability, and machinability which makes it perfect for snap fits and assemblies. 

END-USE PARTS

MakerBot Tough filament was developed not only for its strength and part performance but also to overcome two of the most glaring issues that hamper ABS: warping and curling.

PROTOTYPING

At 2X the impact strength of ABS, MakerBot® Tough™ filament offers superior durability for industrial prototyping and manufacturing aid applications. With tensile and flexural strength that match ABS, designers and engineers can create parts that hold up under all types of stress.

MAKERBOT PETG

CHEMICAL AND MOISTURE RESISTANCE AND DURABILITY 

PETG’s chemical resistance makes it a choice material for liquid containers and bottles, which also makes it great for prototyping those types of products. PETG is also commonly used in research labs that require chemical resistance in functional parts or containers.

END-USE PARTS

• Liquid containers 
• Signage and graphic displays 
• Enclosures for electrical equipment

MANUFACTURING TOOLS

• Manufacturing tools and aids 
• Robotic end effectors 
• Product testing tools

FUNCTIONAL PROTOTYPES

• Custom machine parts 
• Protective guards 
• Cooling tubes

MAKERBOT NYLON

HIGH ABRASION RESISTANCE FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. 

Nylon’s ability to withstand high temperatures and it’s durability combine to give it above average abrasion resistance. Thus it is an excellent material for replacement parts in a manufacturing facility or distribution center. 

MakerBot Nylon Applications

Nylon is widely used in the automotive and industrial products industries for end use parts and functional prototypes: 

- Manufacturing tools/fixtures with repetitive motions or applied force 

- Articulated parts, snap fits, living hinges 

- Gears 

- Air intakes 

3D printed nylon skateboard wheels Source: MatterHackers

MAKERBOT NYLON CARBON FIBER

Carbon fiber reinforced nylon 6/66 blend for high strength to weight ratio and heat resistance. For max performance in controlled environments. 

Highest peak performance characteristics

MAKERBOT NYLON 12 CARBON FIBER

Carbon fiber reinforced nylon 12 provides the easiest carbon fiber composite 3D printing experience thanks to superior moisture resistance. For consistent performance in any environment. 

Consistent printing and part performance

STRONG, HEAT-RESISTANT METAL REPLACEMENT PARTS

Carbon fiber reinforced nylon is optimized for high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance making it ideal for structural applications and metal replacements. 

SUPERIOR NYLON CARBON FIBER PARTS WITH METHOD

METHOD’s unique industrial feature set produces carbon fiber parts with superior three dimensional strength and accuracy.
Nylon (6/66) Carbon Fiber has the highest peak performance in all categories, it is significantly affected by moisture which will reduce both strength and modulus. 

Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber is less affected by moisture and will retain more of its performance in the presence of moisture.

MAKERBOT PVA

WATER SOLUBLE SUPPORT MATERIAL FOR COMPLEX PARTS

PVA is a water soluble support material that is compatible with many lower temperature model materials such as PLA and PETG.

Because PVA is water soluble it is very office friendly, and is a great option for printing the most complex geometries in a prototyping environment. 

PRINTER COMPATIBILITY

Method 

Method Carbon Fiber Edition 

Method X 

Method X Carbon Fiber Edition

EXTRUDER COMPATIBILITY

Model 1 Extruder for Method 

Support 2 Extruder for Method 

Composite Extruder for Method