UltiMaker introduces larger Method printer

June 30, 2023
The Method XL, previously produced under the MakerBot brand, also adds a heated build plate.

Method The 3D printers in this UltiMaker series have actively heated build chambers that enable them to use engineering-grade materials to produce high-quality tools and end-use parts. The printers have an open materials platform, allowing users to choose from a wide selection of materials to use in the machines’ dual direct-drive extruders, designed for 1.75mm filament. Method machines were formerly produced under the MakerBot brand, before UltiMaker merged with that brand. 

What’s new? The Method XL, the largest printer in the series. It also introduces a heated build plate that works in conjunction with the printer’s heated build chamber to provide a stable environment for printing strong, accurate parts.

Benefits Industrial printer accuracy and performance with a desktop printer price. The printer’s stable heat environment lets it produce large, complex parts from materials such as ABS, which can be challenging to successfully print on a desktop 3D printer. To make indoor printing safer, it has both a high-efficiency particulate air [HEPA] filter and an activated carbon filter.

UltiMaker North America, Brooklyn, N.Y., 347-334-6800, www.ultimaker.com 

 Vital Statistics 

Dual extruder build volume 

12 inches by 12 inches by 12.6 inches 

Maximum temperature of heated build plate 

221 degrees Fahrenheit 

Maximum temperature of build chamber 

212 degrees Fahrenheit 

About the Author

David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.