3D Printed Aluminum

As a general purpose aluminum, 6061 combines good machinability, strength, and weldability. It can additionally be anodized with a good finish. We use it for many of the machined components in the Mark X.

7075 Aluminum is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. With good fatigue strength and a high strength-to-weight ratio, this alloy is stronger than common structural steels (A36, 1018). We use it on the kinematic coupling in the bed of the Mark X. It’s also common in aerospace and automotive racing.

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.

Manufacturing Made Easy
The cloud-based printer management software, built-in touchscreen interface and automatic material tracking make the Metal X system the simplest way to manufacture metal parts

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Design

3D Printed Gripper Jaws

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

Print

3D Printed Gripper Jaws

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.

Sinter

3D Printed Gripper Jaws

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.

Part

3D Printed Gripper Jaws

Pure metal and up to 99.7% dense, the final parts are ready for use. They can be processed and treated just like any other metal parts.