Composite 3D printing produces exceptionally strong and accurate functional parts using engineered plastic materials that are reinforced with fiber. In the printing process, Nylon fiber is extruded from the print head. A continuous strand of carbon fiber, Kevlar or fiberglass is extruded alongside the Nylon, forming parts with unparalleled strength, stiffness and durability. With Onyx material, chopped carbon fiber is blended into the Nylon filament.

Benefits


  • Markforged 3D printed parts are much stronger, stiffer and more impact resistant than parts from any other 3D printer.
  • Create strong, real working parts in a day instead of weeks or months.
  • Remove the multiple barriers between design and a final product.

Applications


Remarkably strong and stable end-use tools, fixtures and prototypes that are reinforced with lightweight continuous carbon fiber, Kevlar and (high temp) fiberglass.

Process


The Markforged continuous fiber filament process is uniquely capable of printing parts using layers of fiber. What differentiates Markforged’s process from other fibre re-enforced composite capable printers is that the fibre is a continuous strand, rather than chopped short strands.

Continuous fiber provides superior mechanical benefits. In fact, Markforged technology can print parts that have a higher strength-t0-weight ratio than 6061-T6 aluminum. Markforged parts offer unprecedented cost, time and efficiency savings.

Materials


Onyx


Tough nylon with micro-carbon reinforcement

Carbon FIber


High performance, superior and lightweight

Fiberglass


Parts containing fiberglass give you 5 times the strength of Onyx parts

Nylon


Tough Nylon filament is flexible and impact-resistant.

High Strength High Temp Fiberglass


Strong parts in higher temperature applications

Kevlar


Best abrasion resistance and highly flexible fiber material