3D PRINTER COMPARISON:
FUSION3 EDGE VS. MAKERBOT METHOD X CARBON FIBER EDITION
In 2018, Makerbot made the switch from being a consumer and education focused brand, to an attempt to service commercial customers, with the announcement of its China produced Makerbot Method 3D printer. The Method X Carbon Fiber Edition is the 3rd update to the original Makerbot Method with a focus on 3D printing carbon fiber materials.
As you’ll see in the comparison below, the USA-made Fusion3 EDGE provides a broader set of features, a much larger print area, better performance, and the best warranty and support in 3D printing.
Fusion3 EDGE 3D Printer
vs. Makerbot Method X Carbon Fiber Edition
Note: Product details based on publicly available Information provided from each manufacturer’s website and/or marketing materials. All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only.
|PRODUCT||EDGE||MethodX CF Edition|
|Maximum Build Volume||Single Extruder - 14.5" X 14.5" X 13.5"
1.64 cu ft
|Single Extrusion - 7.5" X 7.5" X 7.75"
Dual Extrusion - 6.0" X 7.5" X 7.75"
|Maximum Travel Speed||500 mm/s||500mm/s|
|Maximum Print Speed||250 mm/sec||not disclosed|
|Minimum Layer Height||20 Microns||20 Microns|
Ethernet, WiFi, USB
Ethernet, WiFi, USB
|Max Melt Temp||320*C||300*C|
|Heated Print Bed||
|Certified Materials||140+, including different types of: PLA, ABS,ASA, Flexible, Nylon, PETG, Nylon, HIPS, Acrylic,Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Polycarbonate. Unique settings created by Fusion3 for each material, 3D printer model and print head size, providing optimal performance.||ABS, ASA, PLA, Tough, PVA, SR-30, NYLON, PETG, Carbon Fiber Nylon|
|Automatic Bed Leveling?||
Ultralight touch probe + mesh leveling
Automatic Z Calibration
|Enclosed Filament Storage||
Optional Filament Bay Dehumidifier Available
|Fully Assembled and Calibrated at Factory||
|Filament Monitoring and Detection||
|Prints Carbon Fiber and Other Reinforced Plastics 'Out of the Box'?||
Surgical steel print tubes resist wear
|Print Head Size(s)||.4mm (standard), .6mm, .8mm||.4mm|
SAFETY & COMFORT
|Ability to Close Off Hot Surfaces from the Outside Environment|
|Shuts Off When Door Opened|
Optional Carbon & HEPA Filter
|Operating Sound Level||37.5 dBA (Closed), 42 dBA (Open)||not disclosed|