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  • Labeling Your Parts with Engraver Filler

    By on March 17, 2017

    We’ve previously covered painting and dyeing 3D printed parts to achieve a different aesthetic. If you only need to add easily readable lettering or some highlighted trim to your parts, these processes can be a little lengthy. Especially in the manufacturing industry, manufacturers need to label their tooling and fixtures to make them easily identifiable. With similarly shaped parts, labeling your

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  • Introducing Adaptive Bed Leveling

    By on March 15, 2017

    The First Layer The first layer is the most critical layer of any FFF print: most print failures either happen on the first layer or can be attributed to a poor first layer. This includes warping, nozzle clogging, dislocation, poor bed adhesion, and several other failure modes. We’ve taken steps to improve our first layer reliability in the past, most recently

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  • Keychains Exposed: A Look Into our Sample Parts

    By on February 22, 2017

    Sample Part Background Markforged parts often have to be seen to be believed. As much as we would like prospective customers to believe that our parts are as strong as aluminum immediately, most people need to get their hands on a fiber reinforced sample part to actually trust us. Luckily, we’ve created an easy-to-use sample part request system where any

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    Solidworks World 2017 Recap

    By on February 15, 2017

    Editor’s Note: This post was written by Technical Support Extraordinaire Michelle Gagnon, who attended SolidWorks World 2017 with members of the Markforged team.  About SolidWorks World Thousands of SolidWorks enthusiasts and resellers flocked to Los Angeles last week for the 2017 SolidWorks World conference. SolidWorks World is an annual conference and trade show for users of the popular CAD Software. The event

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  • Design for 3D Printing Part 3: Decreasing Print Time

    By on February 10, 2017

    Writers note: After a long delay, this is the third installment of design for 3d printing. We’ll be discussing how you can same time (and material) on plastic 3d printed parts. Intro One of the most common criticisms of Additive Manufacturing is its slowness in comparison to subtractive (Rapid) machining. While using additive manufacturing often saves time in the long

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