Our Frequently Asked Questions, help you to determine your next steps in your Markforged Journey.
Additive manufacturing (AM) adds value to your business by reducing reliance on the external supply chain (such as outsourcing manufacturing), which reduces the cost of prototyping and production.
- Getting products to market quicker
- Reducing manufacturing costs
- Replacing inecient manufacturing workows
- Ability to produce complex or customised products
- Manufacture without tooling or xtures
- Product parts with CAM programming or detail drawings
No, AM now allows small to medium enterprises (SME) to produce small production runs within the origin country where they were previously incapable. It also minimises costs of large production runs and stock wastage, especially for start-up businesses who may not have the market capacity for large scale production.
Medium volume production can be achieved with parallelisation, a setup consisting of multiple smaller Markforged printers to achieve volume production by printing multiple parts at the same time across dierent printers.
As soon as the part is printed. By allowing designers to use AM technologies, the rate at which prototypes are developed is radically improved, bringing more products to market faster and with less material waste.
Machine ROI depends on the volume of parts, application value and replacement cost. We recommend working with your local Markforged Representative to run an ROI calculation if this is imperative.
AM is a technology that is inherently sustainable when compared to conventional manufacturing and prototyping processes for product development. Businesses can now rapidly prototype within minutes of completing their designs, reducing lead time from concept to production, fewer carbon emissions from transport and less waste due to the layer-by-layer build-up process instead of the traditional subtractive method.
Designers can now rapidly prototype within minutes of completing their designs, reducing lead time from concept to production.
Reducing international or domestic shipping from the existing supplier, not relying on outside companies to complete manufacturing or delivery are all key components to reducing lead time for your team and ultimately your customers.
Eiger is an integrated, connected platform designed to take you from CAD to functional parts quickly. The browser-based workow is secure, fast, and intuitive.Eiger enables you to print composite parts reinforced with continuous bres and metals. You can prep parts for printing with a single click or drill deeply into part settings to optimise your final product.
Blacksmith for X7 is a subscription feature available through Eiger, the additive manufacturing software for Mark-forged. It scans, measures, and compares dimensional accuracy data of printed parts to their design les – giving manufacturers reliable parts right o the print bed. By scanning parts, while they print, the X7 is the only industrial-grade FFF 3D printer with in-process part verication.
Yes, All Markforged printers come with Eiger Core. (Oine Eiger and Eiger fleet are available at additional costs).
Eiger eet is for customers with lots of Markforged printers, that are distributed around the world, or the country and have large teams. For a majority of businesses interested in a Markforged printer - Eiger Core is suitable.
Contact one of our team members through email@example.com and we will provide you with the necessary information to get your printer back up and running. SFDesign have a full time Application Engineer (AE) who is dedicated to the technical support of our Markforged customers and will guide you on the process to submit a support ticket with Markforged or assist you with the basics like bed leveling, loading lament and maintaining your Markforged 3D Printer.Technical Support
Onyx is a micro carbon bre lled nylon. It’s 1.4x stronger and stier than ABS and can be reinforced with any continuous fibre. Onyx sets the bar for surface nish, chemical resistivity, and heat tolerance. PLA and ABS are great materials for prototyping or test tting parts, but when accuracy and strength are required, there is no substitutefor a high-strength Onyx print.
PLA and TPU are coming to Markforged printers as well. So if you need dierent colours for visual eect, or exibility in your prints, without the need for strong carbon bre parts, there are additional options available without having to for-go Markforged’s world-renowned quality and accuracy.
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Get an insight into our customer stories and how they have adopted Markforged additive manufacturing technologies.
A global leader in it's field, RME looked to Markforged to produce prototypes that are both strong and accurate in-house. This has lead to time saving in their product development process and equal saving in cost by being able to deliver products and services to their customers faster.
Future Engineering is a machine shop with a fleet of the latest equipment in both CNC and 3DP that services Oil & Gas, Rail, Mining, and Defence. They turned to Markforged to be able to product high strength, accurate components for their customers and their internal manufacturing processes.
As a young company within the Australian robotics industry, automating processes has become crucial to the survivability of the company as a result of higher wages and operating costs in Australia's manufacturing industry. Having the ability to rapidly prototype using Markforged AM technologies has helped the company become a key competitor in their field.
Innoflight, a UAV manufacturing company focusing on lidar surveying found Additive Manufacturing technology the solution to high MOQ and lead times for developing prototypes. This technology reduced their production costs, downtime and design issues due to having a Markforged readily available to print their parts at a push of a button.
Using Markforged AM technologies, Lift Industries have seen positive results in cost and downtime reduction. Markforged AM technology not only creates complex geometries, saves on time and costs but is user-friendly - As simple as "print and play".
Caladan Oceanic, own the deepest diving submersible in the world "Limiting Factor". The only sub to be able to do repeat dives to full ocean depth. The team at Caladan Oceanic are also heavily involved in science and research with institutes around the world. Caladan Oceanic chose Additive Manufacturing to initially help with rapid prototyping to understand if a part fits, but now are manufacturing parts with their Markforged printer as they are able to print complex geometries very quickly and easily. The printed parts are fitted inside the pilot sphere.