Markforged’s printing platforms available
02 September 2019
Markforged has made its Metal X and X7 additive manufacturing (AM) platforms available through a Print Farm package.
The platforms are being pitched as a more economical way of building up metal and composite 3D printing capacity by purchasing multiple printing machines and ancillary units at once for a compromised price. Establishing a farm of 3D printing systems allows companies to scale operations and produce more volume.
“We are introducing Print Farms to help customers maximize the efficiency of our Metal X Systems. Three to five Metal X printers, one Wash and a Sinter-2 is the optimum package to maximise output,” comments Jon Reilly, VP of Product at Markforged. “A properly balanced print farm helps companies accelerate their transition to digital manufacturing.”
Currently users are already able to print with 17-4PH stainless steel, H13 tool steel, and A2 tool steel. Markforged plans to introduce D2 tool steel to the product line-up, which will provide users with a material that can be heat treated to a very high hardness and boasts high wear resistance and compression strength. Further additions to this portfolio will include 316L stainless steel, Inconel 625 and titanium TI-6AI-4V, which are currently under beta.
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