The Markforged Mark Two prints in nylon reinforced with continuous fibers of carbon, fiberglass or kevlar for exceptional strength. The reinforcements made with carbon fiber makes a printed part that is comparable to aluminum in strength, and a stiffness which makes it suitable for replacing production equipment or even end-use parts.
Reinforced plastic is very dimensionally stable which means less warping and similar defects during print. The Onyx material adds to this further by adding chopped carbon fibers into the nylon material for superior strength, surface quality and dimensional stability.
Explore new possibilities with a wide range of applications
Having access to print in strong materials on a desktop 3D printer opens a wide range of capabilities for production and development. The Markforged Mark Two offers a fast and easy way to create strong, functional prototypes that can sustain real testing.
Or why not print end-use parts for all those low volume products? This completely removes the cost of producing tools but also frees up time on other production machines such as CNC and milling machines.
MarkForged also provides a great way to produce production equipment such as jigs, fixtures and robotic grips. Imagine all the time and money spent on producing one-off fixtures and programming production machines when that could be used on real products instead.
Why choose Markforged Mark Two?
- Cheaper and faster than traditional manufacturing for low volume production
- Save time and money on production equipment
- Quickly test new ideas with products that can actually be used and tested
- Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF)
- Build volume: 320 x 132 x 154 mm
- Layer thickness: 0.1 mm
- Materials: Onyx, carbon fiber, fiberglass, kevlar
Read what our customers say
The 10 employees at Rimbøl Teknik A/S in Grindsted combine 40 years of experience in the design and building of feeder equipment such as circular, line, and silo feeders for various industries such as the food and pharmaceutical industry. The company wanted to use 3D printing to reduce time and costs in its design and development work combined with an increased focus on creating new innovative solutions.
With the introduction of a 3D printer in the engineering department, Rimbøl Technology has saved two-thirds of the costs to develop and manufacture prototypes for advanced machine components.
At Rimbøl Technology in Grindsted, the acquisition of a 3D printer has resulted in massive time and cost savings in the engineering department, while at the same time strengthening the company’s innovation. The ability to test 3D-printed items from the beginning of the development work has furthermore enabled the company to place precisely defined orders with its subcontractors.
Before the company introduced the 3D printer prototypes on new machine components were manually produced or in some cases bought from subcontractors. These processes could be both cumbersome and time-consuming.
“The 3D printer saves us a lot of time. We no longer have to wait for our subcontractors to deliver machine components so we can test them. We can print the parts during the night and test them the next morning,” says engineer Henrik Mundbjerg, Rimbøl Teknik. He adds:
“We save about two-thirds of our former costs and sometimes we can even use the printed parts directly in our final machines.”
Unique feeding solutions
Rimbøl Teknik is using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to design its machines for feeding equipment. With the addition of the 3D printer, the company’s engineering work has changed completely because it has become able to test new designs immediately. The company can both design and manufacture its systems much faster:
“It’s a combination of much less time spent on development projects and the possibility to put more priority to innovation. We can deliver machine parts no other companies can make,” states Henrik Mundbjerg.”
Same supplier of 3D print and CAD
After scanning the market for 3D printers, Rimbøl Teknik chose a Markforged Mark 2 printer from the company’s supplier of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, PLM Group. Henrik Mundbjerg explains:
“When we decided to buy a 3D printer, we had a visit from PLM Group’s consultants. They were very professional so we decided for them as our supplier and partner of 3D printers.
In only one day the printer was up and running and used for actual engineering tasks. It was installed in the morning and during the day a training session secured that the engineering department knew how to take full advantage of the solution. The same evening the first parts were printed.
“PLM Group has helped us build the workflows from SOLIDWORKS to the 3D printer and it works really well for us to have one and the same supplier of our entire solution,” explains Henrik Mundbjerg.
- 3D printing saves two-thirds of the costs associated with the development of new machine components
- Time-consuming manual manufacturing of items is removed for the benefit of lightning-fast 3D printing of precise prototypes and ready-to-use parts.
- Better and more efficient communication about new machine parts with subcontractors
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The unique fiber reinforcement 3D printing technology from Markforged allows you to print parts as strong as aluminium, but in lightweight carbon fiber.