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We are the 3D printing arm of a larger company called Express Group Ltd. Fixing printers since 1988, today we are a Specialist Parts Distributor and Experts in 3D Printing.
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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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The X3 allows for custom tooling without the limitations found with traditional machining. Including a full sensor suite, motor encoders, ultra flat gantry system and a calibration laser accurate to 1 micron, the X3 prints parts exactly as you design them.
Launched in August 2017, the Markforged X3 introduces affordable industrial-grade 3D printing to smaller manufacturers. With it, you can 3D print parts that are 20 per cent stronger and 40 per cent stiffer than those printed with ABS, and you’ll enjoy unmatched precision courtesy of Markforged’s latest-generation motor encoders.
A True Manufacturing Solution
The X3 is one of the most advanced 3D printers on the market. It has a durable all-aluminium enclosure built around a flat gantry system.
You won’t be left wanting for space either. The X3 offers a 330-mm x 270 mm x 200 mm build volume for manufacturing both small and large parts, and it prints at a layer height of 50um. The printer has been setup to work straight from the box with minimal fuss, making it the perfect choice for demanding manufacturing environments.
High-Strength 3D Printing with Onyx
Traditional thermoplastics, such as ABS, have mechanical limitations. Whilst durable, they lack the strength and stiffness for truly harsh end-use applications. The Markforged X3 prints with Onyx, a fusion of engineering nylon and chopped carbon fibre. Onyx is 20 per cent stronger and 40 per cent stiffer than ABS, and it is 3.5 times stronger than nylon.
Because it contains nylon, Onyx is highly resistant to wear (abrasion) and has a high heat deflection temperature. Thanks to the X3’s 50um print resolution, layer lines are virtually invisible so parts have a smooth, good looking surface fresh from the print bed. This all but eliminates the need for post-processing, leading to greater efficiency.
To find out more about the Markforged X3, contact us today.
What People Say
“High-temperature-capable carbon fiber-filled nylon ‘Onyx’ gives it [the X3] the ability to print unbelievably durable parts.”
– Rawal Ahmed, 3D Printing
“ MARTAC can create a complex, custom geometry that doesn’t need to conform to subtractive machining constraints”
– MARTAC Case Study
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.