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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.
We take quality control very seriously, which is why we are audited for ISO9001:2015 certification, this helps ensure we provide great customer service.
3D printers have been in use in the manufacturing industry for more than thirty years, but it is only really in the last ten that the market has opened itself up to other applications on a large scale, such as mould making for investment casting and tooling. Applications are also emerging for the medical and dental fields.
All of which is to say, 3D printing is no longer constrained by manufacturing limitations or design complexity; and as a result, it is seeing incredible growth.
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The X5 features continuous fibreglass reinforcement for creating parts that are as strong as metal. Based on the renowned Markforged infrastructure, this is the printer for when strength matters.
New for 2017, the Markforged X5 offers you the strength you need for manufacturing functional parts. Print parts faster and cheaper than machining, and utilise the X5’s ability to print Onyx with Fibreglass reinforcement. Parts printed with Continuous Filament Fabrication are up to 20x stiffer and 30x stronger than ABS.
Precise and Accurate 3D Printing
Designed for accuracy, reliability and unbeatable precision, the Markforged X5 offers a truly first-class 3D printing experience. Offering a 330-mm x 270 mm x 200 mm build volume, the Markforged X5 gives you the space you need to manufacture all manner of parts. It prints with a 50um layer resolution, and offers both cloud-based and local storage software solutions. It’s highly secure too, with single sign-on and two-factor authentication to prevent unauthorised use.
Print Parts Up To 30x Stronger than ABS
The Markforged X5’s core filament is Onyx, a jet-black material that’s part engineering-grade nylon, part chopped carbon fibre. On its own, this material is 20 per cent stronger and 40 per cent stiffer than ABS, but you can go one step further with the X5 by reinforcing Onyx parts with Fibreglass to suit any mechanical end-use application.
When reinforced with Fibreglass, Onyx parts can be stronger than 60 61-T6 aluminium (depending on infill). This makes the X5 the ideal industrial-grade 3D printer for replacing costly machining processes. You can reinforce parts with Fibreglass to benefit from a high strength-to-cost ratio. Fibreglass CFF is robust, lightweight and extremely strong.
To find out more about the Markforged X5, contact us today.
What People Say
“Our first Markforged printer paid itself off in less than 1.5 months and saved us over 81% versus machining.”
– Bill Hollingsworth, Dixon Valve
“The X5 has the additional ability to reinforce the Onyx part with continuous fiber-glass. As a result, it can make composites 9X stronger and 10X stiffer than standard thermoplastics.”
– Rawal Ahmed, 3D Printing
Anyone can now benefit from 3D printing. It is more accessible than ever before and no matter your needs, there is a solution for you, whether you need a cheap printer for basic prototyping or a high-end printer for the economic production of parts and components.
We offer a wide range of 3D printers, we have taken the market leaders and done our best to give you the information you need to determine which 3D printer is right for you. We pride ourselves on guiding you through the process of choosing the right 3D printer, and we’re committed to helping you get printing as well.