UltiMaker Method X Carbon Fiber

Replace metal parts and assemblies with 3D printed carbon fiber and dissolvable supports.

The UltiMaker Method X Carbon Fiber 3D Printer produces strong, heat-resistant carbon fiber and other engineering-grade composite parts like never before with measurable dimensional accuracy and dissolvable supports all with the power and ease of the UltiMaker Method series.

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Key features

Actively heated chamber [ 110° C]
Dual extrusion composite 3D printing
Hit print, in carbon fiber
Flexible build plate
VECT thermal regulation system

Actively heated chamber

Patented VECT™ 110 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. (Variable Environmental Controlled Temperature)

Actively heated chamber

Maximum temperature:

110° C

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.

Metal replacement parts

Nylon Carbon Fiber

Method X Carbon Fiber produces dimensionally accurate parts in carbon fiber reinforced nylon - optimized for high strength, stiffness, and heat resistance making it ideal for structural applications and metal replacements.

Print strong, heat-resistant metal replacement parts

Rigid metal frame

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.

Dimensional accuracy

+/- 0.2mm

or +/-.002mm per mm of travel*

*(Whichever is greater.) Based on internal testing of selected geometries.

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Method X Carbon Fiber

Replace metal parts and assemblies with 3D printed Carbon Fiber and dissolvable supports Starting at USD $5,249.25

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Industry Applications

How top engineering professionals are driving innovation with Method

“Our printer’s working nearly 24 hours. In 2016 we printed nearly 7,000 hours with only one printer - we had a success rate of 92%. To us it’s very important that a 3D printer is reliable.”

Thomas Schmidberger

Applications engineer

Thomas Schmidberger

Applications engineer

“If we didn’t have the METHOD I would have to plan out my prints like everyone else who is using the industrial machine whereas the METHOD is a quick print out that we can just pump out”

Brandon Rodriguez

Senior Industrial Designer

Brandon Rodriguez

Senior Industrial Designer

“Method is one of the most sophisticated units on the market, from the ease of connectivity––we can run all three of our printers from our laptop––to the advanced materials we were able to use.”

Paul Doe

Chief Engineer of Chassis

Paul Doe

Chief Engineer of Chassis

Specs

Highlight specifications

Heated chamber max temperature

110° C

Dual extruder build volume

W 152, D 190, H 196 mm (W 6, D 7.5, H 7.75 inches)

Touchscreen display

5" (12.7 cm) full-color capacitive touchscreen

Dimensions

Build volume (dual material)

The physical space inside the Method X Carbon Fiber Edition that can be used when dual extrusion 3D printing.

W 152, D 190, H 196 mm (W 6, D 7.5, H 7.75 inches)

Build volume (single material)

The physical space inside the Method X Carbon Fiber Edition that can be used when 3D printing with a single extruder.

W 190, D 190, H 196 mm (W 7.5, D 7.5, H 7.75 inches)

Assembled dimensions

The 3D printer's outer dimensions,

W 43.7, D 41.3, H 64.9 H cm (W 17.2, D 16.3, H 25.6 in)

Print technology

This is the process of depositing layers of filament, one on top of the other, to build up shapes and models. It is a form of additive manufacturing technology and the process used by all UltiMaker 3D printers.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Compatible filament diameter

The filament diameter that achieves optimal results on UltiMaker Method series 3D printers.

1.75 mm

Weight

The net weight of the 3D printer.

29.5 kg (65 lbs)

Maximum power output

The peak power output that the printer can reach – usually when the heated bed and hot ends are heating up.

800 W

Printer properties

Layer resolution

A micron is the measurement used to define the thickness of a 3D printed layer. 20 micron is 0.02 mm thick. Thinner layers are used for high-detail prints, thicker layers are great for fast prototypes.

0.4 mm nozzle: 400 - 20 micron

Display

The touchscreen allows you to start, stop, and monitor prints on your Method series printer. As well as allowing you to calibrate your printer and install firmware updates without needing to use a computer or other device.

5" (12.7 cm) full-color capacitive touchscreen

Extruder replacement

Faster extruder changes mean higher uptime and easier maintenance. The Method X Carbon Fiber Edition comes with 1C, 2A, and 2XA extruders for printing polymers, composites, and soluble support materials. The Labs extruder is sold separately for printing 3rd part materials.

Swappable performance extruders

Print head

Thanks to swappable extruders, you can quickly switch to the extruder that matches the material you are trying to print. This results in higher uptime and easier maintenance of your 3D printer.

Dual-extrusion print head with swappable extruders

Nozzle diameter

The nozzel diameter controls how much material can be extruded at once. All Method series extruders have 0.4 mm nozzles.

0.4 mm

Operation parameters

Maximum heated chamber temperature

The thermally regulated heated chamber is able to rise to the target temp and stay there for the duration of the print ensuring an optimal print environment.

110° C

Maximum extruder temperature

The extruder temperature varies by which material is being printed. The high max temperature available on the Method series of printers allows for printing with high-temp materials.

300° C

Operating sound

The operating sound will vary at different stages of a print.

57.1 +/- 3 dB

Build plate

Simply bend the build plate and your 3D printed parts pop off. Replacement build surfaces are available if the surface of your build plate becomes damaged.

Flexible build plate

Ecosystem

Supplied free software

UltiMaker CloudPrint is the slicing and printer management software that allows for an intuitive workflow from digital file to final part.
UltiMaker Cura: Local printing, 600+ settings, and more are available for the first time when using a Method series printer

UltiMaker Cura, UltiMaker CloudPrint

Supported OS

MacOS, Windows

File transfter

Print with one click via Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection from UltiMaker CloudPrint. Or export your print job to a USB stick.

Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB

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Build volume

152 x 190 x 196 mm

Build chamber

Actively heated
to 110 °C

Build plate

Flexible steel

Extrusion

Direct drive dual extrusion

Extruders

Composite extruders
Optional third-party

Compatible materials

27 materials

Spool bay

NFC, dry-sealed material bays for two spools

Air filtration

Optional air filtration

Software

UltiMaker Cura, UltiMaker CloudPrint

Build volume

152 x 190 x 196 mm

Build chamber

Actively heated
to 110 °C

Build plate

Flexible steel

Extrusion

Direct drive dual extrusion

Extruders

Second-gen extruders
Optional composite & third-party

Compatible materials

27 materials

Spool bay

NFC, dry-sealed material bays for two spools

Air filtration

Optional air filtration

Software

UltiMaker Cura, UltiMaker CloudPrint

Build volume

152 x 190 x 196 mm

Build chamber

Actively heated
to 65 °C

Build plate

Flexible steel

Extrusion

Direct drive dual extrusion

Extruders

First-gen extruders
Optional composite & third-party

Compatible materials

11 materials

Spool bay

NFC, dry-sealed material bays for two spools

Air filtration

Optional air filtration

Software

UltiMaker CloudPrint

Build volume

305 x 305 x 320 mm

Build chamber

Actively heated
to 100 °C

Build plate

Flexible steel, heated
to 105 °C

Extrusion

Direct drive dual extrusion

Extruders

Composite extruders
Optional third-party

Compatible materials

8 materials

Spool bay

Separate moisture-controlled material case

Air filtration

Integrated HEPA and carbon filters

Software

UltiMaker Cura, UltiMaker CloudPrint