METAL X – COMPLETE 3D METAL PRINTING SOLUTION FROM MARKFORGED

The Metal Printing Industrial Revolution

The Metal X delivers metal parts overnight. It uses a new technology and parts are a fraction of the cost of regular metal components. Instantly leave 20th century manufacturing behind, creating anything from industrial replacement parts to injection moulds to working prototypes. Built on already proven technology the Metal X comes as a bundle and includes the wash station and sintering oven. The filament based material is very cost effective making metal additive manufacturing attractive to businesses of all sizes.

ADAM Technology – A brief guide

Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing
The Metal X uses an innovative technology to 3D print metal. Metal powder appears in the printing material in a very high concentration and is spooled, therefore it can be delivered via a heated nozzle. This means printing is done by the already proven FDM process. Reassuringly, it’s completely without the toxic metal dust usually associated with metal printing. The sintering process that follows causes atomic diffusion (ADAM). This is due to the heat, the atoms shift slightly and stick together, resulting in an overnight metal part. Upon completion the components achieve excellent mechanical properties and enormous rigidity in all directions.

ADAM allows the creation of unique geometry, such as closed honeycomb structures. As a result components that resemble a complex bone structure can also be realised with the Metal X. In other words a closed cell inside, encased in a sturdy outer shell.
Unsurprisingly, this geometry cannot be manufactured with a traditional subtractive methods or even with direct metal laser sintering process (DMLS). This means that the Metal X will allow you and other engineers to find new ways to change the world.

Large construction volume, high-quality resolution

The Metal X has a large construction volume. This enables the production of major components, end-use parts or spare parts in a range of materials quickly and inexpensively. Components can be printed with a layer height of 50 μm, therefore even the smallest details can have the highest precision.

Width Build Volume: 300mm
Height Build Volume: 180mm
Depth Build Volume: 220mm
Layer Height: 50μm

Print components with predictable precision and tolerance

Highly stable 3D printed components designed for industrial applications require innovative and intelligent software. It is for this reason that Eiger is easy to use and allows you to easily control the stability and quality of your prints. With a cloud version shipped with every machine, Eiger offers you the benefits of automatically improving functionality, through seamless updates.

TECH SPECS:

PROCESS
Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM)

BUILD VOLUME
300 x 220 x 180 mm (11.8 x 8.7 x 7.1 in)

METAL MATERIALS
Stainless steel (17-4 PH, 316L*), Tool steel (H13, A2, D2), Inconel 625, Copper, Titanium-6Al-4V*

RELEASE MATERIAL
Ceramic (consumed at 1:10 ratio to metal spools, on average)

LAYER HEIGHT
50μm and 125μm post-sinter

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Composites & Metals:
Complementary 3D Printing White Paper

Manufacturing is an ecosystem in which each technology fills a specific niche. Both composite 3D printing and metal 3D printing are valuable resources—they can be used to affordably and efficiently produce many of the low volume, high-strength parts critical to the production line. In this paper, we’ll discuss how two high-strength technologies can work together to facilitate affordable and effective manufacturing – from tooling inserts to conformal workholding.

  • The strength you need for tooling and functional parts. Designed for accuracy and built to survive the production floor environment, the X3 3D printer saves you time and money. The Markforged X3 is a plastic 3D printer that uses chopped carbon fiber filament reinforcement to produce parts that are 20% stronger and 40% stiffer than ABS. Resistant to impact and a wide variety of manufacturing chemicals. These heavy-duty parts stand up to abuse. The X3 is designed to just work. Fully instrumented with motor encoders and a laser micrometer 3D scanner. Exceptionally accurate, consistently reliable, and repeatable. This cost-effective 3D plastic printer meets the needs of a huge range of industrial applications.
  • Now you can 3D print fiberglass parts faster and cheaper than machining. For load-bearing applications that require real strength, these parts make the grade. 20x stronger and 10x stiffer than ABS. For applications where weak doesn't cut it, these parts are perfect for a wide variety of tooling, fixtures, and functional prototypes. Replace mission critical machined aluminum with fiberglass 3D printed composite parts at 1/20th the cost. These tough parts nail the sweet spot of strength and affordability.
  • Exceptionally strong, supremely stiff, ultra lightweight, and incredibly versatile — X7 3D printed parts deliver unparalleled performance without compromise. Continuous carbon fiber parts stand up to the toughest applications. Stronger than 6061 Aluminum and 40% lighter, these parts are perfect for manufacturing equipment, jaws, tooling, and end-use parts. Directly replace machined aluminum with parts straight off the X7 3D printer. Parts printed with Onyx and reinforced with carbon fiber filament, fiberglass, or Kevlar® are work-capable and ready the same day for a fraction of the cost.
  • The Onyx Pro prints composite parts that are 10x the strength of plastic by reinforcing chopped-carbon nylon with continuous strands of fiberglass. Replace mission-critical machined metal with fiberglass composite parts at 1/20th the cost. These tough parts nail the sweet spot of strength and affordability. The Onyx Pro packages industrial grade reliability and accuracy into a machine that can fit on your desktop. Never worry about a print failing again.
  • Built on the DNA of our Industrial Series and designed from the ground up for quality and reliability, the Onyx One is the desktop 3D plastic printer for professionals. The Onyx One prints stiff and dimensionally stable engineering grade parts with twice the strength of other 3D printed plastics. Onyx parts have beautiful surface finish and are suitable for industrial applications.
  • Print composite parts as strong as aluminium on our top-of-the-line desktop machine. The Mark Two combines Markforged’s unique continuous carbon fiber reinforcement with workhorse reliability for the strongest, most versatile parts. As an industrial 3D printer in a desktop form factor, the Mark Two delivers high-performance parts straight off the print bed.
  • The Metal X delivers metal parts overnight. It uses a new technology and parts are a fraction of the cost of regular metal components. Instantly leave 20th century manufacturing behind, creating anything from industrial replacement parts to injection moulds to working prototypes. Built on already proven technology the Metal X comes as a bundle and includes the wash station and sintering oven.