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Metal X – COMPLETE 3D METAL PRINTING SOLUTION FROM MARKFORGED

The Metal Printing Industrial Revolution

The Metal X delivers metal parts overnight. It uses a new technology and parts are a fraction of the cost of regular metal components. Instantly leave 20th century manufacturing behind, creating anything from industrial replacement parts to injection moulds to working prototypes. Built on already proven technology the Metal X comes as a bundle and includes the wash station and sintering oven. The filament based material is very cost effective making metal additive manufacturing attractive to businesses of all sizes.

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Metal X Materials

17-4 PH & 316L stainless steel

1.4542 (17-4 PH) Stainless steel is ideal for post-processing in CNC milling and turning and is resistant to corrosion up to 800 ° C. For example, it was also used for the drive roller for the fiber system on the Mark X.

1.4305 (316L) stainless steel combines enormous stability, corrosion resistance and hardness. Therefore, it is widely used in aerospace engineering, medical technology and the petroleum industry. It has also been used on Mark X fixtures and tools.

A2 Tool Steel & D2 Tool Steel

3D printing H13 tool steel, a material optimized for high temperature and wear applications. It is used for molds and die castings, wear liners and tools as well as for stamping and dies. When heat treated, it can achieve a Rockwell hardness of 46 to 50 and a tensile strength of 1500 MPa.

A2 tool steel is air-hardened and has excellent impact resistance. We use it for punches, dies and molds on our industrial series printers.

D2 is an air-hardened tool steel with high carbon and chromium content and tames with high hardness and abrasion resistance. It is often used for cutting tools and dies.

IN legering 625

Inconel’s strength combined with its impressive heat resistance makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding applications. This Nickel-based superalloy is commonly used in jet engines and medical applications, and is very hard to machine. It is also very chemically resistant.

Titanium Ti-6Al-4V

Bearing the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, Titanium 6-4 is ideal for lightweight applications and has both high tensile strength and fatigue resistance. This bio-compatible material is widely used in medical applications such as orthopedic joint replacements.

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ADAM Technology – A brief guide

Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing

The Metal X uses an innovative technology to 3D print metal. Metal powder appears in the printing material in a very high concentration and is spooled, therefore it can be delivered via a heated nozzle.
This means printing is done by the already proven FDM process. Reassuringly, it’s completely without the toxic metal dust usually associated with metal printing. The sintering process that follows causes atomic diffusion (ADAM). This is due to the heat, the atoms shift slightly and stick together, resulting in an overnight metal part.
Upon completion the components achieve excellent mechanical properties and enormous rigidity in all directions.

ADAM allows the creation of unique geometry, such as closed honeycomb structures. As a result components that resemble a complex bone structure can also be realised with the Metal X. In other words a closed cell inside, encased in a sturdy outer shell.
Unsurprisingly, this geometry cannot be manufactured with a traditional subtractive methods or even with direct metal laser sintering process (DMLS). This means that the Metal X will allow you and other engineers to find new ways to change the world.

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Large construction volume, high-quality resolution

The Metal X has a large construction volume. This enables the production of major components, end-use parts or spare parts in a range of materials quickly and inexpensively.
Components can be printed with a layer height of 50 μm, therefore even the smallest details can have the highest precision.

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Print components with predictable precision and tolerance

Highly stable 3D printed components designed for industrial applications require innovative and intelligent software. It is for this reason that Eiger is easy to use and allows you to easily control the stability and quality of your prints. With a cloud version shipped with every machine, Eiger offers you the benefits of automatically improving functionality, through seamless updates.

Get in touch today with Mark3D!

Mark3D UK Limited
The Innovation Centre
1 Devon Way, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2TS

Phone: +44 121 222 5510
Email: printstronger@mark3d.co.uk

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