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Markforged 3D printers print composite-reinforced nylon parts that are as strong as 6061 aluminium. Parts are embedded with carbon fibre, fibreglass or Kevlar strands during the print process to create an end product suitable for industrial use. Discover the Markforged Mark One range below and call us on 01765 540 115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, and our team will be happy to help.
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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
When Markforged launched the first ever 3D printer capable of printing carbon fibre, fibreglass and Kevlar back in 2014, the engineering space took notice. Never before had there been a way to print parts with the strength of 6061 aluminium. Fast-forward to today, and Markforged have brought us an even better machine than the Mark One in the Mark Two, which has the potential to transform your manufacturing processes overnight.
There are actually three versions of the Mark Two to choose from - the Standard (can print nylon, fibreglass and carbon fibre), the Professional (can print nylon, fibreglass, carbon fibre and Kevlar) and the Enterprise (can print nylon, fibreglass, carbon fibre, Kevlar and high-temp fibreglass). Markforged 3D printers boast two extruders; one dedicated to printing the core filament, nylon, and the other dedicated to printing composites.
Nylon parts are embedded with continuous strands of fibre reinforcement during the print process, and there’s a composite for virtually any application; carbon fibre has the highest strength-to-weight ratio and the highest thermal conductivity, Kevlar has the best abrasion resistance and highest impact resistance while fibreglass and high-temp fibreglass has the best strength-to-cost ratio. We have seen engineers replace their CNC and milling operations with Markforged 3D printers overnight. It is now possible to 3D print parts with the strength and resilience of aluminium - and all at a low cost too, thanks to Markforged.