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If you want to 3D print tools and parts with the strength of metal - or even in metal - Markforged is just the ticket. Their range of composite 3D printers print in Onyx or nylon with the ability to add carbon fibre, fibreglass, or Kevlar reinforcement. The result is parts with exceptional strength. Or print in metal with the Metal X, which uses metal powder to 3D print parts in titanium, tool steel and other metals.
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Using Markforged's new ADAM technology, the Metal X makes metal 3D printing more accessible than ever before.
To determine how much money your organisation could save with the Metal X, contact our team about a cost benefit analysis.
Please note: You may see the Metal X being advertised elsewhere with a laser inspection tool. This is incorrect, although originally advertised by Markforged when first announced, the Metal X doesn't include the laser inspection tool.
From the company that revolutionised carbon fibre, Kevlar and fibreglass 3D printing comes a new breakthrough in metal 3D printing. The Metal X is a metal 3D printer that utilises a process called ADAM (Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing) to print parts. This process uses metal powder and bulk sintering to create true-to-design solid metal parts, that can be made from a wide range of metals including Titanium 6-4 and 17-4 stainless steel.
The Metal X - The Ultimate Metal 3D Printer
The Metal X has a build volume of 300 mm x 220 mm x 180 mm (WDH) with an enclosed build chamber. It can print down to a layer height of 50-microns, and the user can make use of honeycomb infills and other geometries which would be impossible with subtractive and traditional manufacturing processes.
Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing
3D printing metal parts has never been simpler than with the Metal X. Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing prints your part using a bound metal powder surrounded by plastic. The plastic is then dissolved, and the metal powder sintered. The resulting parts are solid metal, with the same strength and durability as metal parts that have been cast.
The Metal X can 3D print several metals, including: 17-4 Stainless Steel, H-13 Tool Steel, 6061 Aluminum (Beta), 7075 Aluminum (Beta), A-2 Tool Steel (Beta), D-2 Tool Steel (Beta), Copper (Beta), IN Alloy (Inconel) 625 (Beta) and Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Beta). The metals with beta next to them are currently in the last stages of testing, and will be approved for customers soon.
What People Say
“Not only is the material used with the Metal X meant to be safe to handle, but the ADAM process offers design and production advantages that powder bed processes don’t have.”
– Michael Molitch-Hou
“If you can afford a half million to million dollar metal printer, buy one. For the rest of the world, this is for you”
–Greg Mark, Markforged CEO
For prototype to end-use, Markforged leads the way. Their industrial 3D printers for manufacturing shops and factory floors empower manufacturers and engineers to create strong, real working parts in just a day or two. Compared to subtractive manufacturing processes like machining, the Markforged alternative is state-of-the-art. And it works. Make no mistake, these are best-in-breed 3D printers.
The range kicks off with the Desktop series. It includes the Mark Two which prints Onyx, carbon fibre, fibreglass, nylon, Kevlar, and high-temp fibreglass. There’s also the Onyx One which prints Onyx, and the Onyx Pro which prints Onyx and fibreglass. These machines are desktop and user-friendly and immensely capable.
The Industrial series kicks things up a notch. The Markforged X7, X5, and X3 are for factory floors. The X7 is the pick of the bunch printing the same materials as the Mark Two, but with an enhanced build volume and footprint.
The Metal X is another beast entirely. It empowers engineers to manufacture parts with complex geometries and details that would be impossible with subtractive manufacturing. It can directly replace many of these traditional processes. The Metal X uses metal powder to create true-to-design parts. Parts are then sintered in a furnace to become solid, afterwards demonstrating the same strength and durability as cast parts.