The Markforged Metal X – an Industrial Revolution
The Metal X is based on our fourth generation composite 3D printing technology and is a brand new kind of 3D printer. By printing metal powder bound in a plastic matrix, we’ve eliminated the safety risks associated with traditional metal 3D printing, while enabling new features such as closed-cell infill for reduced part weight and lower costs.
Atomic diffusion additive production
At the intersection of 3D printing and metal injection moulding is ADAM (ATOMIC DIFFUSION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING) – a whole new way to build metal parts.
This procedure saves time from design to print of heavy metal parts.
Once you have uploaded your CAD STL file and chosen your material, the EIGER software does the rest, making printing the right part easy.
ADAM prints your part with a metal powder bound in plastic, building the shape of your dense metal part a layer at a time. The parts are scaled up to compensate for shrinkage during the sintering process.
Printed parts go through a washing stage to remove some of the binder. They are then sintered in a furnace and the metal powder fuses into solid metal.
After sintering, you receive a ready-to-use component, made of pure metal, with a density of up to 99.7%. You can machine and handle this component like any other metal part.
The Metal X prints using any of the following materials:
- 1.4542 & amp; 1.4305 stainless steel
- Al Mg1 SiCu & amp; Al Zn5.5MgCu aluminum
- 1.2363 & amp; 1.2379 Tool steel
- IN alloy (Inconel) 2.4856
- Titanium TI-6AL-4V
Large space allows larger components
The large build volume of the Metal X enables the automotive, aerospace and many other industries produce major components, individual parts or spare parts quickly and inexpensively. The components are printed with a layer height of 50 μm, where even the smallest details have the highest precision.
Laser-assisted construction process control
The Metal X is a milestone in quality and precision. With the cloud-based Eiger software and a laser sensor on the printhead, you can scan the part as you go to print to make sure it meets all your requirements.
Print components with the familiar precision & Tolerance
Define tolerance specifications in EIGER, the included cloud-based 3D printer software. Your part will be scanned throughout the printing process to ensure that your needs are constantly met. If an error is detected, you will receive a notification and have the option to stop printing remotely to save time and material.
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