MakerBot launches Method, the performance 3D printer

MakerBot, the pioneer of desktop 3D printing, introduces a new category for the professional segment with the launch of Method, the first performance 3D printer. Performance 3D Printing bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printing by bringing features that were previously only available on industrial 3D printers to professionals at a significantly lower cost. Method leverages industrial technologies and expertise from Stratasys® (NASDAQ: SSYS) and combines it with the accessibility and ease of use for which MakerBot is known.

The printer’s industrial features control the 3D printing process to deliver a high level of precision, reliability, and dimensional accuracy at an accessible price. This technological breakthrough defines the new Performance 3D Printing category.

Method is designed to deliver industrial reliability and precision by carefully controlling every aspect of the 3D print environment.

Method allows users to turn their CAD files to parts faster by providing a seamless and reliable workflow without tinkering, up to 2× faster print speeds than desktop 3D printers2.

Method delivers industrial-level performance at one-third of the first-year cost of ownership of an entry-level industrial 3D printer.