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Determining The Value Of 3D Printing

Determining the value of a 3D printer in your industry can drastically improve your profit margins and eliminate overhead costs, using ROI here’s how it can be calculated. *Warning, this blog post is extensive. To fully cover ROI we went into detail on equations and explanations.  It’s clear that any type of equipment in manufacturing technologies is an investment; resources like ROI can better justify the value of equipment, the cost of materials and the profit margin.  With 3D printing, you [...]

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Tech Tips: 5 Essential Rules

Calibrate the print bed before every print. Wash off the print bed with pure, warm water and dry it clean with lint free towels. Always remember to use Elmer’s glue before printing. Know when to use the brim option or supports. Optimize your print angle. 1.Calibrate the print bed before every print From Markforged, this is the single most important factor in making a successful part with the Mark Two. Before every print, it is essential to balance the build plate against the printheads to guarantee [...]

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Future of Manufacturing

Why Markforged? “Our vision for the future of manufacturing” – Greg Mark About Greg Mark The owner and founder of the Mark One (the first-generation carbon fiber 3D printer) and Markforged, spent years improving his knowledge and skills in engineering, MIT, prototyping, Motorsports racing technology and designing.  The further Greg Mark was exposed to the process of prototyping, he discovered how flawed and inefficient it really was.  The substantial inefficiencies that were ultimately deterring engineers from successfully creating advanced parts.  When working at [...]

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Revolutionary Mark X

Introducing the revolutionized 3D printing technology, the Mark X. Engineered precision and accuracy with every print for unmatched dimensional stability and print quality. Mark X Features The build volume has been increased making it more ideal for robotics, automotive parts, functional prototypes and prosthetics. Increased resolution per layer height down to 50 microns. In-process inspection that scans your parts mid-print with laser displacement sensor on print head, provides a more accurate print. Scanning resolution down to 5 microns and measurement accuracy to 1 micron. Tolerance specification [...]

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Demand for Photorealistic 3D Printers

Increased demand for Photorealistic 3D Printers Mcor Technologies’ photo-realistic full color 3D printing technology is completely non-toxic and user friendly.  These desktop printers are becoming very popular worldwide and for Mcor to keep up with these demands they’ve estimated a 30% growth internally. In this month, October 2016, they are releasing the ARKe with more enhanced features to be attractive to all industries.  These features include; cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions, full-color, paper-based and more compact body style.  Designed to fit perfectly [...]

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CNC Machining and 3D Printing

CNC machines advanced technologies have streamlined processes producing parts quicker and more efficiently. Same goes for additive manufacturing, producing one-off parts with inexpensive materials to increase productivity.  Skilled machinists rely on CNC machines to create high-strength custom parts, fixtures and unmatched geometries. Think of the possibilities when combining the two technologies. Additive manufacturing is designed to complement CNC Machining, not replace it.  Now with stronger, light-weight materials, the Markforged Mark Two 3D printer it runs by itself, allowing machinists to [...]

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Our Promotional Giveaway

Nothing annoys me more than a useless promotional giveaway. Why bother? We’ve all been to seminars, demonstrations, and product launches where you are given ‘something’ that will sit on your desk taking up space.  One day you realize that the product that was launched, when you were gifted with this exquisite little inconvenience, has long been discontinued, and finally, you throw the damned thing out. Promotional giveaways can be as useful, yet mundane as a branded pen, notepad, or USB [...]

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iPhone Charging Stand

3D Printed iPhone Charging Stand Printed as two separate parts, the iPhone charger part and the Apple watch part then super glue together. The charging cord gets wrapped through the bottom of the stand to prevent the cord from breaking, the charger end of it fits tightly into the slot allowing users to easily detach and reattach their phones.  The Apple watch charging magnet bed, fits snug into the hole to prevent it from falling off the stand. Once assembled, the [...]

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Mark Two Event

Mark Two Event Join Us September 7th 11 AM – 3 PM We are celebrating the Mark Two from Markforged with our guest speaker Veronika Tyukova At our Newington location we will provide free lunch, giveaways and the demonstrations/tutorials will run at various times between the hours provided above.  All are welcome to join, please reserve your seat. (Confirm your reservation by AUGUST 30th) The Mark Two is the world’s first industrial strength carbon fiber 3D printer. Integrated with dual extruders of continuous fiber filament to [...]

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Stronger Alternative to ABS and PLA

Nylon, a stronger alternative to ABS and PLA printing. The stronger alternative to ABS and PLA printing.  For those who have printed using PLA (Polylactic Acid) relative strength, but mostly known for being the eco-friendliest plastic, however, most brittle. Printing in PLA is the most inexpensive way to go, but the quality matches the price.  Most prints cannot stand over 100 degrees and often during the printing process, PLA material is more likely to have inconsistencies due to its inability to withstand certain temperatures. Printing [...]

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