3D PRINTER COMPARISON:
FUSION3 EDGE VS. MAKERBOT METHOD
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.
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
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|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|
|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|