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New Automatic Rotation Features

New features to Eiger cloud based software will improve the overall printing process for users.  The cloud based Eiger software keeps getting better, to enhance part orientation with automatic rotation. This feature allows users to automatically or manually rotate the part while Eiger updates the Euler angles to accommodate for the rotation. What is automatic rotation? When you select automatic rotation you enable your part to lie flat against the print bed, so long as the geometry allows. Once the [...]

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Robotics Industries Discover 3D Printing Advantages

Industry continuously looks for ways to improve processes, save money and decrease manufacturing and design and development cycle time. Robotics are used in many industries for various applications across the world. NASA uses robots for exploration and they require specific materials that will handle different environments. In education, students in robotics classes build robots using PLA and ABS, but the parts are too brittle and fall apart easily.  Building robots require customizable parts that will be able to withstand abrasion [...]

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Innovative Designs and Parts: Fiber Clamp

For our first Innovative part, we chose the ‘Fiber Clamp’, designed by Tim Lagosh, one of our applications engineers. Markforged winds the fiber spools under tension and if care is not taken during installation the fiber can spring and create a birds nest.  Tension is held on the spool with tape during shipping but when dealing with partial spools, the stickiness of the tape can be less effective after several uses. Tim’s clamp, with it’s elliptical profile can flex [...]

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Design Smarter for Stronger Prints

Recap from Markforged’s Eiger webinar For those who could not attend yesterday’s Eiger Techniques webinar, here a brief recap of what was discussed and how you can print smarter with Eiger. Eiger is the top cloud-based slicing software that just got even better. There are ways for users to maximize their output, save money and cut printing time.  The secret is to know when to add fiber reinforcement for your part, what different types of fiber placement with add the most [...]

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Why 3D Printing is Suitable for Aerospace?

Aerospace, the leading industry in innovation and technology advancement, continuously looks for ways to manufacture quality engines, parts and propellers efficiently and cost effectively.  So long as Additive Manufacturing keeps up with these standards, the Aerospace industries can benefit greatly from it. Of course, like every industry, saving money and material is essential but without tampering with the quality and genuineness of the material. While traditional manufacturing methods are reliable and trustworthy, many 3D printing companies are making great strides [...]

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Markforged; An Industrial Revolution

Manufacturing Reinvented. Print stronger. Prototype faster. Innovation Accelerated. Revolutionary.    Markforged has taken 3D printing to an industrial revolutionary level.  Their latest rendition to their product lineup changes the 3D game entirely.  Introducing the Metal X, first ADAM 3D printer of its kind at a fraction of the cost. Producing metal parts will improve capabilities for automotive parts, engineers, manufacturers, machinists and medical industries. Create anything from industrial replacement parts to injection molding to working prototypes and functional end use parts. Technology includes: Build [...]

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Technically Fun

Did your kids drive you crazy this year?  You can’t get them coal, but what can you get them? The puzzle gift box. This challenging fun idea takes about 10-15 minutes to solve, is hollowed out to fit a small prize or money inside and is perfect for last minute gifts. Using thingiverse, we were successfully able to download the files and print these puzzle gift boxes in about a day. No shipping costs required, just download print and enjoy! With the Onyx material [...]

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Engineering, Education and 3D Printing

Times are changing and education is evolving.  Students capabilities are increasing, not only are they faster learners but they have resources at their fingertips now.  With both our minds and technologies changing, it’s only right that educators are up to date with the most current equipment to guarantee future successes. In hardware and software technology is a proven resource to help students succeed in school. Consider for a moment, colleges and magnet schools, which primarily focus on a specific major/field [...]

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Onyx Series

Addition to the Markforged Ecosystem, introducing the Onyx Series extruding chopped carbon fiber filament. Revolutionary material technology with properties unlike any other 3D printer material. Designed to handle tough manufacturing and engineering environments. High temperature resistance, dimensionally stable and exceptional surface finish quality.  The Onyx One The Onyx One includes a single print head, meaning there is no option for users to reinforce the parts, making it a perfect inexpensive printer for entry level users. Printing in Onyx creates some of the [...]

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Streamline Machining

In just over two years, Markforged has expanded their 3D printers into the manufacturing environment, helping businesses increase capabilities, decrease time, save money and streamline machining processes.  In our most recent post, Determining the Value of 3D Printing, we broke down the concept of pricing comparison between 3D printing, CNC machining and injection molding to better exemplify the types of savings that can be achieved with 3D printing. One company that works with Markforged 3D printers, decided to test the abilities [...]

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