Tag - 3d printing

Markforged 3D printers have gained a reputation as being versatile, and that versatility extends further than most people realize. That is why we made an unboxing video of the Markforged sample kit, which showcases the variety of uses and materials already available. That includes threaded components, fiberglass, carbon fiber reinforced Onyx, and even metal – all to the exact specifications demanded by the job. The final printed products have a default resolution of up to 100 microns for a smooth finish. Watch [...]

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Introducing Onyx the Penguin, DPC’s New Mascot

We’ve had a busy year here at Design Products Company, as has the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) industries. In 2016, the AM industry grew nearly 26% over 2015, and analysts expect 2017 could grow even more. Markforged also had a huge year with its launch of two new carbon fiber-capable 3D printers, the X3 and X5 (both of which we carry in our Newington, CT showroom, by the way). And that’s not all. Last month, Markforged closed a [...]

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Customized Paddle Shifters

Automotive mechanics and racing fanatics are continuously trying to find ways to leverage technology to develop parts in an efficient way that will save money and minimize time. As many car enthusiasts and road racers know, paddle shifters are located on directly behind the steering while for easy shifting on Dual Clutch Transmission cars.  For most cars, these paddle shifters are small and difficult for racers to use when concentrating on maneuvering around bends. Most common paddle shifter size. On [...]

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3D printed robotics - saves time and money

3D Printing Yields 95% Cost Savings

Carbon fiber printed parts contain the properties to replace machined parts, decrease time to market and save money overall in designing and production. 3D printing industry has spent years developing software and hardware combinations to maximize solutions for businesses. The engineers at Markforged designed their 3D printers with the capabilities and properties for easy fabrication of tooling, fixture and manufacturing devices for efficient production workflow. Many manufacturers come across difficult and time consuming means of fabricating these essential jigs for production. By integrating [...]

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Battle bots in action

3D Printing Battle Bot Victory

Battle bots use an enormous amount of unique parts to maintain specific weight requirements and toughness. It’s often complex for bot designers to attain parts like these without spending a lot of money.  With the Markforged Enterprise 3D printer, this is easily achievable.  In combat bot competitions 3D printing onyx, carbon fiber and kevlar proved to be very successful for designers.  It was easy for them to print, test and try again a number of times before perfecting their [...]

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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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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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