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Markforged 3D printers are a new breed of printer. They print with composites, to create parts up to 20x stiffer and 5x stronger than ABS plastic parts. Engineers have already put their Markforged printers to good use and you can buy your Markforged printer and supplies right here at GoPrint3D. And if you need any help choosing the right 3D printer for your needs, give our team a call on 01765 540 115 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
Founded in 2013, Massachusetts-based Markforged are the creators of the world’s first composite printing 3D printer, capable of printing nylon, fibreglass, carbon fibre and Kevlar.
The company’s first 3D printer, the Mark One, was launched in 2015 and its successor, the Mark Two, was launched in 2016. Designed specifically for engineering and design applications, Markforged 3D printers boast industrial-strength mechatronics and the ability to 3D print parts as strong as 6061 aluminium. Owing to this, the Mark One and Mark Two are ideally suited to aerospace, aviation, automotive, biotechnology and construction.
Markforged’s 3D printers have a dual extruder setup with one extruder dedicated to printing nylon and the other dedicated to printing composite. Using unique composite reinforcement technology, nylon parts are reinforced with continuous strands of fibre to give them incredible strength. There are a few different versions of each printer however, which may confuse some. There’s the Standard, Professional and Enterprise. Enterprise adds the ability to print high-temp fibreglass in addition to the Professional’s ability to print fibreglass, carbon fibre and Kevlar. The Standard can print fibreglass and carbon fibre only.
Markforged 3D printers have already found their way into numerous industries, with an obvious application being the ability to replace CNC with 3D printing. The Mark Two was a significant upgrade over the Mark One, so the rumoured Mark Three will be incredible.