Markforged MATERIAL DESCRIPTIONS
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.
The combination of proven MIM technology (Metal Injection Moulding) and our unique 3D printing platform allows you to use the same materials and processes in both prototyping and production.
Composite printing materials (fibre reinforcement)
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.
Markforged composite printers are capable of Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR) — a unique process that reinforces FFF parts with high-strength continuous fibers. A CFR capable machine uses two extrusion systems: one that extrudes Composite Base material in a standard FFF process, and a second for long strand continuous fibers that are laid down in-layer, replacing FFF infill.
Markforged Composite Base materials print like conventional FFF thermoplastics. They can be printed by themselves, or reinforced with any of our continuous fibers, including Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, and Fiberglass.
Continuous Fibers are laid down on the inside of parts through a second fiber nozzle. They cannot be printed by themselves — instead, they are used to reinforce parts printed out of a composite base material like Onyx.