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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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3D Printed Prosthetics

“If you can think it, you can make it” – that is basically how 3D printing works.  It starts with a thought that leads to a design and the printer does the rest.  What used to be complicated and require excessive prototyping time, can now be produced at a fraction of the time and cost.  Prosthetics are very unique to each individual; with 3D printing technology unique geometries can be easily achieved faster than ever. Students at Auburn University used [...]

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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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Mark X Big Debut

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association) is an annual show, which features thousands of aftermarket automotive exhibits and takes place in Las Vegas Convention Center.  SEMA exhibits include but are not limited to; tire manufacturers, customer performance machine shops, celebrity appearance and so much more.  In 2013, SEMA celebrated their 50th Anniversary show and introduced the New Product Showcase to feature new equipment from a variety of industries.  At SEMA in 2016 the Mark X was introduced as an alternative method for [...]

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Increase Capabilities

Increase Possibilities with 3D Printing Industries using 3D printing have experienced cost effective benefits, solutions and quality functional parts. Ocean Alliance + Olin College of Engineering By using 3D technologies, Ocean Alliance and Olin College of Engineering teamed up to create a lightweight, durable drone to observe whales and collect samples. However, of the various drones they built, none compared to the carbon fiber 3D printed technology. With the Mark Two they were able to print carbon fiber parts at $34.79 (material) [...]

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