Printing materials for 3D Printers 2020-11-12T12:23:52+00:00

Printing materials for Markforged 3D printers

Markforged offers the widest selection of printing materials, from steel to titanium to carbon fibre. The creation of high-strength functional components such as tools, fixtures, templates, assembly tools, assembly aids, production tools is readily available thanks to the unique range of materials.

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Basic materials

Onyx delivers stiff, strong and accurate parts. It is 1.4 times stronger and stiffer than ABS and has an outstanding surface finish. Nylon parts are flexible and impact resistant. Onyx and nylon can each be reinforced with Markforged continuous fibre materials.

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Composites

A combination of two printing materials, composite parts are incredibly strong and versatile. Our unique manufacturing process allows you to print parts that are many times stiffer and stronger than typical 3D printed objects.

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Metal

The combination of proven MIM technology (Metal Injection Moulding) and our unique 3D printing platform allows you to use the same materials and processes in both prototyping and production.

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Basic materials (plastic matrix)

In Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), the printer heats the thermoplastic fibre until the melting point is almost reached. Through nozzles, the material is then applied layer by layer, creating a plastic matrix. Markforged 3D printers print all thermoplastics using this method.

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Onyx (Nylon/PA6 with Micro-Carbon Fibre)

Onyx is a technical thermoplastic. Onyx provides stiff, strong and precise parts. Alone, the material is already 1.4 times stiffer than ABS and can also be reinforced with any continuous fibre. Onyx raises the bar when it comes to surface texture, chemical resistance and heat tolerance.

Flexural Strength 81 MPa
Flexural Modulus 3,6 GPa

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£ 149,50 / 800cm3

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Onyx FR (Nylon/PA6 with Micro-Carbon Fibre)

Onyx FR is a flame-retardant version of onyx that has a thickness of 3 mm in accordance with UL94 V-0. This new material can be used to print applications where flammability is a concern.

Flexural Strength 79 MPa
Flexural Modulus 4,0 GPa

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£ 185 / 800cm3

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Nylon White
 

 

Nylon White is a technical thermoplastic that is stronger, stiffer, and more reliable. The material has a smooth, non-abrasive surface and can be stiffened with any continuous fiber. It is a versatile material with and without reinforcing fibers and can be used in the same printhead as onyx.

Flexural Strength 50 MPa
Flexural Modulus 1,4 GPa

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£ 135 / 800cm3

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Composite printing materials (fibre reinforcement)

Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF) is our unique and proprietary technology that adds fibre reinforcement to printed parts. Within the thermoplastic matrix continuous fibre strands are laid. The user decides which layers are amplified, in which direction the fibre is arranged and makes a choice of strengthening material.

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Carbon Fibre

 

Carbon fibre has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any of our reinforcing fibres. Six times stronger and eighteen times stiffer than onyx, carbon fibre is used primarily in parts designed to replace aluminium parts.

Flexural Strength 540 MPa
Flexural Modulus 51 GPa

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£ 120 / 50 cm3
£ 360 / 150 cm3

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Fibre Glass

 

Fibre Glass offers high strength at an affordable price. It is 2.5 times stronger and eight times stiffer than onyx and reinforces parts to provide strong and robust components.

Flexural Strength 200 MPa
Flexural Modulus 22 GPa

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£ 64 / 50 cm3
£ 184 / 150 cm3

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HSHT Fibre Glass

 

 
High Strength High Temperature (HSHT) Fibre Glass has aluminium-like strength and temperature resistance. It is five times as strong and seven times as stiff as onyx and best suited for use in high operating temperatures

Flexural Strength 420 MPa
Flexural Modulus 21 GPa

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£ 80 / 50 cm3
£ 240 / 150 cm3

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Kevlar

 

 
Lightweight, durable and strong. Kevlar® has excellent durability. This makes it the optimal material for repeated and sudden loads. It is as stiff as glass fibre, but much more stretchable, and is often used in gripper technology.

Flexural Strength 240 MPa
Flexural Modulus 26 GPa

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£ 80 / 50 cm3
£ 240 / 150 cm3

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Metal Materials

The combination of proven MIM technology (Metal Injection Moulding) and our unique 3D printing platform allows you to use the same printing materials and processes in both prototyping and production.

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17-4 Stainless Steel

17-4 stainless steel combines high strength, corrosion resistance and hardness and is therefore widely used in the aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. We use it for mounting devices and tools on the Metal X.

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£ 105 / 200 cm3

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H13 Tool Steel

H13 is a hot work steel widely used in die casting and tooling applications. Alloyed with chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium, it is known for its strength and resistance to thermal shock.

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£ 185 / 200 cm3

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A2 Tool Steel

A-2 tool steel is air hardened with excellent impact resistance. We use it for stamps, dies and molds on the Metal X.

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£ 184 / 200 cm3

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D2 Tool Steel

The high carbon and chromium content of D-2 tool steel provides high hardness and abrasion resistance (but not as hard as A-2). D-2 is often used for cutting tools.

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£ 185 / 200 cm3

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Inconel 625

The strength of Inconel 625, combined with its impressive heat resistance, makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding. This super alloy is used in jet engines and medical applications and is very hard to work with.

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£ 265 / 200 cm3

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Copper

 
Known for its high thermal and electrical conductivity, ductility, and machinability, copper is widely used in heat exchangers and electrical and construction applications.

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£ 240 / 200 cm3

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316L Stainless Steel

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Stainless steel 316L is known as seawater resistant stainless steel and has very good corrosion resistance and excellent weldability.

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Titanium Ti-6Al-4V

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Titanium 6-4 is ideal for light applications and has both high tensile strength and fatigue resistance. This biocompatible material is commonly used in medical applications such as orthopaedic joint replacement.

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Learn more about metal 3D printing!

For which applications is the Metal X suitable? How do I design correctly for metal 3D printing? What do users say and where can I find more information? – This is the right place for you! We listed some information leading you directly to the matching answers.

Design Guide

DfAM – How do you design your part best for metal 3D printing? In this guide you will find valuable tips on design, material selection and post-processing.

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Problemes to solve

In this white paper, we take a look at three benefits of metal additive manufacturing and three problems the technology is perfectly suited to solve.

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Case Study

In this practical case study from Stanley Black & Decker, cost and lead time were saved by optimizing an assembly.

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Webinar

Strategies for successful metal 3D printing! Learn how to integrate metal 3D printing into your manufacturing process and discover the best applications.

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