At CES 2017 Markforged announced what might be a revolution in 3D printing, a desktop metal 3D printer.
The new metal printer comes as an exciting surprise from Markforged.
At the start Markforged revolutionized 3D printing with composite carbon fiber printing and now they have delivered another breakthrough in the field of metal printing.
The Metal X is welcomed with open arms due to impressive new materials: 7-4 Stainless Steel, 303 Stainless Steel, 6061 Aluminum (Beta), 7075 Aluminum (Beta), A-2 Tool Steel (Beta), D-2 Tool Steel (Beta), IN Alloy (Inconel) 625 (Beta) and Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Beta).
The more established and existing industrial metal materials don’t even compare to the incredible range from the Metal X.
“303 stainless steel is great for post processing in CNC milling and turning operations. It maintains corrosion resistance up to 800C.
We use it in the drive roller for our fiber system on the Mark X. 17-4 stainless steel combines high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness, making it widely used in aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. We use it for assembly fixtures and tooling on the Mark X.” Says the Markforged team.
Their new product (The Metal X) greatly accelerates innovation, delivering metal parts overnight using an all new technology. This newly developed technology allow you to print parts at a fraction of the cost.
With a 50-micron resolution layer height, your parts will come out with precise detail that will further resolve after the sintering process.
What else makes this machine revolutionary?
You are able to scan your parts mid-print using the cloud-based Eiger software and a laser displacement sensor affixed to the print head. This will ensure dimensional accuracy while the part is printing to ensure it meets requirements.
And if an error is detected, you will be alerted to decide whether to cancel the print remotely, saving you time and material.
Leave 20th century manufacturing in the dust and create anything from industrial replacement parts to injection molds to working prototypes.
Have you met ADAM?
Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) prints your part using a bound metal powder rod that transforms into a dense metal part in one easy step.
Now speed-up time from design to strong metal parts with this accessible and compact process.
Bulk sintering provides crystal growth through all axes giving your parts excellent mechanical properties in all directions.
ADAM also enables the creation of unique geometries such as closed-cell honeycomb infill. Parts can be printed like the structure of bones – a closed cell inner core encased in a solid outer shell.
This geometry is not possible using traditional subtractive manufacturing processes or DMLS.
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