Highly Strong and Highly Precise End-Use Parts
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.
Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Materials
Our Onyx material is at the core of all Markforged printers starting with the Onyx One. It is a beautiful black filament made from combining tough nylon with micro-carbon reinforcement. Onyx gives you stiff and dimensionally stable engineering grade parts, with twice the strength of other 3D printed plastics. Onyx parts have a high quality surface finish and high heat tolerance.
Markforged Fiberglass is a continuous fiber designed to reinforce Onyx or Tough Nylon and is available starting with the Onyx Pro printer. Parts containing fiberglass give you 5 times the strength of Onyx parts alone in addition to other properties not found anywhere else in 3D printing. Use for a wide variety of strong, robust parts.
Carbon fiber composites are well-known as a high performance, superior and lightweight material. Markforged gives you the only way to 3D print continuous carbon fiber for the most impressive of properties. This is our showcase and most advanced material, with the highest strength to weight ratio for 10 times the strength of Onyx alone. Carbon fiber reinforcement is perfect for applications requiring the greatest possible stiffness and strength but as light a feather.
Tough Nylon filament is flexible and impact-resistant and can be stiffened with any of our continuous fiber options. It’s a highly versatile 3D printing material both with and without reinforcing fibers.
Only Markforged allows you to print with continuous Kevlar. Kevlar has the best abrasion resistance and is our most flexible fiber material. For when you need parts that are durable and resistant to impact, Kevlar will take the blow.
High Strength, High Temperature (HSHT) Fiberglass is a material for users who need strong parts in higher temperature environments, uniquely designed to thrive in the heat of the moment.