Markforged engineering-grade composite materials for 3D printers enable you to print parts suitable for every stage in the manufacturing process. Markforged’s advanced materials include nylon, chopped carbon fiber, reinforced continous fiber, and metal.
How strong is Onyx Material for 3D Printing?
Onyx has a flexural strength of 81 MPa (11.7 ksi). For more information on Onyx material properties, check out the data sheet.
What is the difference between chopped carbon fiber and continuous carbon fiber?
HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE (°C)
What is Nylon White?
Nylon White is an engineering thermoplastic that is non-abrasive and can be easily painted.
When to use Nylon White
• Prints well on printers that have used Onyx
• Leads to better print outcomes
• Is stronger and stiffer
• Has increased durability from reduced moisture absorption
• Is easily paintable
• Is even less abrasive
• Is not as strong (flexural)
• Is not as stiff
• Is not as impact resistant
AS COMPARED TO
What is fiberglass material?
Extremely thin strands of glass bundled together into a fiber. Fiberglass is traditionally used in composites for boat, automobile, and aircraft manufacture.
How strong is fiberglass?
Fiberglass has a flexural strength of 210 MPa (30.5 ksi) and a tensile strength of 590 MPa (85.5 ksi). For more information on 3D printed fiberglass material properties, check out the data sheet.
FLEXURAL STIFFNESS (GPa)
When to print with high strength high temperature (HSHT) fiberglass?
With superior heat resistance and a flexural strength that is second only to carbon fiber, HSHT fiberglass is ideal for applications requiring high heat and impact resistance or high elasticity.
How strong is high strength high temperature fiberglass?
HSHT fiberglass has a flexural strength of 420 MPa (71 ksi) and a tensile strength of 600 MPa (87 ksi). For more information on HSHT fiberglass material properties, check out the data sheet.
IMPACT RESISTANCE (J/m)
When to print with Kevlar material?
Kevlar is best utilized in parts that will take a beating. Its low density and high durability make it a great option for applications involving a lot of motion or interfacing with production parts.
What is Kevlar material?
Kevlar is a synthetic fiber developed and produced by DuPont. Know for its light weight and toughness, it is traditionally used in products such as tires, sails, rope, and protective equipment. Kevlar is an excellent material for 3D printing.
FLEXURAL STRENGTH (MPa)
What is carbon fiber?
Carbon fiber is a thin filament made up of carbon atoms organized into a crystalline structure. Because of its very high stiffness and strength it is widely used in the aerospace and automotive industries.
How strong is carbon fiber?
STRENGTH TO WEIGHT (N⋅m/kg)
When to print with 17-4 PH Stainless Steel?
17-4 PH Stainless Steel is a hard, stiff, and corrosion resistant stainless steel. It excels in manufacturing environments and as low volume parts.
Working with 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
17-4 PH Stainless steel is best heat treated to maximize strength, hardness, or toughness. H900 condition, heating your part to 900F (482C) for four hours, yields the strongest and hardest possible parts. H1150 condition (1150F instead of 900F) can also be used to maximize toughness at the expense of ultimate tensile strength.
When to print with H13 Tool Steel?
H13 works excellently in high temperature and can withstand drastic cooling. This, coupled with abrasion resistance and machinability makes it ideal for molds and wear resistant pieces.
Working with H13 Tool Steel
Markforged H13 Tool Steel gets harder, stronger, and tougher when heat treated. We recommend air quenching at 1010C (1850F) and double tempering at 600C (1110F). For improved hardness at the expense of part toughness, you can double temper at a lower temperature (500-550C, 930–1022F).
When to print with A2 Tool Steel?
A2 tool steel is a highly versatile air-hardening tool steel often regarded as a “universal” cold work steel. It offers a combination of good wear resistance (between O1 and D2) and toughness.
When to print with D2 Tool Steel?
D2 Tool Steel offers excellent wear resistance and is widely used in cold-work applications that require high compressive strength, sharp edges, and abrasion resistance.
Excellent thermal and electrical conductivity
When to print with Copper?
Copper is notoriously difficult, time consuming, and expensive to fabricate using traditional methods. 3D printing enables you to print geometrically complex copper parts with a simple workflow. Markforged offers pure copper — 99.8% Cu by weight.
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