Onyx delivers stiff, strong and accurate parts. It is 1.4 times stronger and stiffer than ABS and has an outstanding surface finish. Nylon parts are flexible and impact resistant. Onyx and nylon can each be reinforced with Markforged continuous fibre materials.
A combination of two printing materials, composite parts are incredibly strong and versatile. Our unique manufacturing process allows you to print parts that are many times stiffer and stronger than typical 3D printed objects.
In Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), the printer heats the thermoplastic fibre until the melting point is almost reached. Through nozzles, the material is then applied layer by layer, creating a plastic matrix. Markforged 3D printers print all thermoplastics using this method.
ULTEM™ 9085 Filament
Ultra high performance PEI thermoplastic, compatible with carbon continuous fibres.
High Temperature Tooling Aircraft Interior Paneling Aircraft Brackets, Handles, and Knobs Custom Ducting Composite Molds and Layup Tools
Onyx is a technical thermoplastic. Onyx provides stiff, strong and precise parts. Alone, the material is already 1.4 times stiffer than ABS and can also be reinforced with any continuous fibre. Onyx raises the bar when it comes to surface texture, chemical resistance and heat tolerance.
Nylon White is a technical thermoplastic that is stronger, stiffer, and more reliable. The material has a smooth, non-abrasive surface and can be stiffened with any continuous fiber. It is a versatile material with and without reinforcing fibers and can be used in the same printhead as onyx.
Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF) is our unique and proprietary technology that adds fibre reinforcement to printed parts. Within the thermoplastic matrix continuous fibre strands are laid. The user decides which layers are amplified, in which direction the fibre is arranged and makes a choice of strengthening material.
Carbon fibre has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any of our reinforcing fibres. Six times stronger and eighteen times stiffer than onyx, carbon fibre is used primarily in parts designed to replace aluminium parts.
High Strength High Temperature (HSHT) Fibre Glass has aluminium-like strength and temperature resistance. It is five times as strong and seven times as stiff as onyx and best suited for use in high operating temperatures
Lightweight, durable and strong. Kevlar® has excellent durability. This makes it the optimal material for repeated and sudden loads. It is as stiff as glass fibre, but much more stretchable, and is often used in gripper technology.
The combination of proven MIM technology (Metal Injection Moulding) and our unique 3D printing platform allows you to use the same printing materials and processes in both prototyping and production.
17-4 Stainless Steel
17-4 stainless steel combines high strength, corrosion resistance and hardness and is therefore widely used in the aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. We use it for mounting devices and tools on the Metal X.
The strength of Inconel 625, combined with its impressive heat resistance, makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding. This super alloy is used in jet engines and medical applications and is very hard to work with.