Robert had been considering adding a metal 3D printer to his business for quite some time; however, he was only familiar with powderbased printers, which did not make economic sense and are prone to workplace hazards. When he realized the Markforged Metal X
3D printer met his price point and was a safer option than other powder-based metal printers, Robert knew he had found his solution. He purchased the Metal X system and a Mark Two 3D printer, and immediately put them to use.
Robert initially used his Markforged Mark Two 3D printer to print the reverse-engineered carburetor cap using Markforged Onyx material (chopped carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic). He then 3D printed the same part in 17-4 PH Stainless Steel on his Metal X printer and presented it to the team at D&D as the final part, who were delighted with the result.
“Having the capability to quickly scan a broken part, make the repairs, and print it out has changed things for us,” says Robert. “And the capability of changing materials in Eiger with little-to-no fuss is just one of the reasons we love Markforged.” The car was fully restored and is now back with its owner, boasting a fully functional metal 3D printed part under the hood.