Markforged Mark X Takes 3D Printing to the Next Level
Several years ago, MarkForged revolutionized 3D printing by allowing users to integrate carbon fiber, Kevlar or fiberglass into their 3D prints. Redbrick3D has been an official MarkForged partner since their initial launch. We offer expertise and fast turn-around to help you make the most of MarkForged products.
Now, MarkForged has taken 3D printing to the next level with the Mark X 3D Printer. The Mark X offers the same reliability, composite reinforcement, and robustness you've come to expect from MarkForge. To this strong platform, the Mark X adds a larger build size, increased precision, and in-process inspection for outstanding quality control. We're excited to bring you the Mark X -- here are a few reasons why.
Larger Print Area
If you find your designs limited by the size of your 3D printer, you'll want to check out the Mark X. It is much larger than the Mark Two, offering double the print area on the XY-axis and 2.6 times the volume. (The exact measurements are 330 mm by 250 mm by 200 mm, or 13 in x 9.8 in x 7.9 in.) The increased size allows you to produce larger parts than ever before.
Despite its large build volume, the Mark X has a small footprint, so it won't overwhelm your space. The included cabinet allows it to fit into the office as well as the shop.
While the Mark Two could print 100-micron layers, the Mark X prints features as fine as 50-microns. This incredible resolution allows you to print fine details while still retaining the strength and light weight of composite reinforcement. Your final product will be as light as plastic, as strong as steel, and offer all the fine detail you need.
Incredible Quality Control
One of the biggest changes with the Mark X allows you to run real-time analysis during manufacturing for outstanding quality control. New laser scanning technology ensures the final pieces precisely match your design.
The power lies in the cloudbased Eiger software and a laser displacement sensor attached to the print head. Simply define a tolerance specification in Eiger, and the Mark X scans your part while it's printing to ensure that it always meets the spec. If the printer detects an error during the scan, it alerts you instantly. This allows you to cancel the print remotely, saving time and material.
Thanks to the quality control system, you can be confident that your final product will match your requirements. Whether you're sending objects to a printer in your office or one a thousand miles away, your part comes out exactly as you designed it.
The Mark X has an improved rigid frame and smoother motors, which makes for a more stable machine and a better finish. In addition, the Mark X has improved repeatability over the entire printing envelope. The beautiful surface finish of the final product rivals the look and feel of injection molding.
Same Great Materials
While the Mark X offers some important changes, other things haven't changed. The Mark X still works with all of the MarkForged 3D filaments including Tough Nylon, Onyx, Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass and High Temperature Fiberglass.
This means that parts printed with the Mark X have the same great properties you're used to: impact resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, and heat resistance, to name a few.
Like the other Markforged printers, the Mark X uses a dual extruder, so there's still no need to change materials during a print job.
Imagine the Possibilities
The Mark X lowers the boundaries between idea and product by providing you with affordable, functional parts overnight. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
With the Mark X, you can print anything from prototypes to production parts in a wide variety of industries:
- Prosthetic devices and assistive technologies.
- Robotics applications.
- Jigs, fixtures, and industrial tooling.
- High-strength, precision end use parts. Instead of having millions of parts in inventory, you could basically print parts as needed.
Contact us for more information about the Mark X. We'd be happy to answer all your questions and discuss the ways this great machine could work for you.
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- Dustin Heigl