Markforged Metal X

The Metal X is up to 10x less expensive than alternative metal additive manufacturing technologies — and up to a 100x less than traditional fabrication technologies like machining or casting. Save days of waiting for machined or cast parts. Print complex geometries and have your part the next day.

Introducing The Metal X – A Breakthrough In Metal 3D Printing

Metal X - A Breakthrough In Metal

Additive Manufacturing

Based on Markforged’s 4th generation composite 3D printing technology, the Metal X is a brand new kind of 3D printer. By printing metal powder bound in a plastic matrix, Markforged has eliminated the safety risks associated with traditional metal 3D printing while enabling new features like closed-cell infill for reduced part weight and cost.

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ADAM

Markforged Metal X Design Your Part

DESIGN

Design your CAD your part, upload the STL file, and select from a wide range of metals. The Eiger software does the rest making printing the right part easy.
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Print

Metal powder bound in plastic is printed a layer at a time into the shape of your part. Parts are scaled up to compensate for shrinkage during the sintering process.

Markforged Metal X Sinter

Sinter

Your printed parts go through a washing stage to remove some of the binder. They are then sintered in a furnace and the metal powder fuses into solid metal.

Markforged Metal X Final Part Results

Now that they are comprised only of pure metal, your final parts are ready for their end use. They can be processed and treated just like any other metal parts.

Metal X

MATERIALS

PRINT WITH STAINLESS STEEL

17-4 PH & 316L (Beta)

17-4 PH stainless steel combines high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness, making it widely used in aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. Markforged uses it to make assembly fixtures and tooling for our Industrial Series printers.

Also known as marine grade stainless steel, 316L stainless steel exhibits very good corrosion resistance and excellent weldability.

PRINT WITH A2 TOOL STEEL

General purpose tool steel for cold-working applications.

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.

Considered relatively easy to machine in the annealed condition, it has a high compression strength and good dimensional stability during hardening and tempering. It’s used for a wide variety of cold-work tools, from forming and cutting equipment to high wear parts.

PRINT WITH TOOL STEEL (Beta)

A2 & D2

A2 tool steel is air-hardened with excellent impact resistance. Markforged uses it to make punches, dies, and form tooling for their Industrial Series printers.

The high carbon and chromium content of D2 tool steel provides great hardness and abrasion resistance (but not as tough as A2). D2 is often used for cutting tools.

PRINT WITH INCONEL (Beta)

IN Alloy 625

Inconel’s strength combined with its impressive heat resistance makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding applications. This Nickel-based super-alloy is commonly used in jet engines and medical applications, and is very hard to machine. It is also very chemically resistant.

PRINT WITH TITANIUM (Beta)

Ti-6Al-4V

Bearing the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, Titanium 6-4 is ideal for lightweight applications and has both high tensile strength and fatigue resistance. It is widely used in aerospace applications such as airframe components and turbine blades.

Metal X

Technical Specifications

Build Volume

  • 11.8 in x 8.7 in x 7.1 in

Machine weight

  • 75 kg (160 lbs)

FOOTPRINT

  • 22.7 in x 18.4 in x 44.1 in

z layer resolution

  • 50 μm - 200 μm

MEDIA CARTRIDGE

  • Filament Fed, Bound Powder

INTERNAL PART GEOMETRY

  • Closed Cell Triangular Infill

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