Makerbot Industries

MakerBot Method / Method X Extruder

3D Printer Type

Smarter Dual Extruders

Makerbot Method Extruder

The newly developed extruders include now industry-standard filament-detection that helps track the extrusion and clogs. This also works to detect a jam and can automatically pause the printer, waiting for user service.

A longer thermal tube provides beter material control and a faster heating time. Although I suspect the heated chamber will be the slowest part to heat up.

Dual Drive extrusion

To keep pushing filament out while pulling within the long tubes from the filament bays you need a good drive system. The Makerbot Method have a 19:1 geared dual drive to just that.

There seems to be extruders in the filament bay as well, helping with loading material. I’m still unsure if they also help push filament through the printer during printing (if that’s even necessary).

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