Tips and tricks for technology and design

/Tips and tricks for technology and design

MMF 1 – Film hinges 3D printing

MarkForged Mechanical Features [MMF] is a series of blog posts detailing best practices for designing common traditional engineering parts and mechanical features for composite reinforced 3D printing with MarkForged printers Welcome to the first edition of Markforged Mechanical Features! We get questions from customers on a regular basis asking for help integrating the mechanical features [...]

Metal 3D Printing Process in 3 Steps

Metal 3D Printing Process in 3 Steps A detailed look at the entire metal 3D printing process from design to functional metal part. Metal 3D printing unlocks an entirely new world of manufacturing capabilities for both technology and business. It eliminates the need for tooling spend, which reduces the cost per [...]

Operational resources economically out of the 3D printer?

To be honest... who on the production floor doesn't know it. How do you currently manufacture your operating equipment such as fixtures, workpiece holders, clamping elements and soft jaws?   Operational resources economically out of the 3D printer? Equipment such as fixtures, workpiece holders, clamping elements and soft jaws are ideal components for composite fibre [...]

You don’t see any potential for 3D printing in your company?

You don't see any potential for 3D printing in your company? Again and again I hear: "We have no potential for 3D printing. It's not interesting for us." BUT Is this really the case or are we trying to understand a new technology with old patterns of thought? Ask yourself the following questions: Where [...]

Embed nuts in the 3D print

Markforged Mechanical Features Most 3D printing plastics are not strong enough to print threads. Their yield strength is significantly lower than that of metals. Even fibre reinforcements do not protect against high wear. Precision and high bonding strength can only be guaranteed by metal threads. We have already explained before how this problem [...]

Avoid threads on the component

Avoid threads on your 3D-printed components Under certain circumstances it may happen that your 3D printed component does not correspond to the desired or usual quality. The reason for this is often a lack of maintenance of the printer or incorrect storage of the materials. If the result of your 3D printing is unsatisfactory, [...]

Five industries that benefit the most from 3D printing

Five industries that benefit the most from 3D printing Here are the five industries we believe will benefit most from additive manufacturing.Based on the companies that already use additive manufacturing in their production process, we would like to highlight the industries that we believe will benefit most from additive manufacturing. If you look at these industries, [...]

Onyx FR: material with self-extinguishing properties

3D printed material with self-extinguishing properties Markforged, the innovative manufacturer of metal and composite 3D printers, announced the launch of the new material Onyx FR. Markforged has developed a flame-retardant material which can be reinforced with various continuous fibers to open up new applications in aerospace, defense and automotive. Onyx FR [...]

Can 3D printed robot grippers be 97% cheaper?

Can 3D printed robot grippers be 97% cheaper? In practice, the economic and physical limitations of conventional manufacturing processes often make robot grippers heavy, bulky and inefficient - resulting in high costs with long lead times. 3D-printed robot grippers are very robust, yet lightweight and can be manufactured quickly at a fraction of the cost. [...]