Markforged Blog

  • Markforged Victorious: A Testament of Toughness

    By on February 8, 2017

    We’re back at it again with small scale combat robots. The latest local Massachusetts event, MassDestruction, featured even more Markforged mayhem with a handful of unique 3D printed robots entered. Foiled, the antweight robot I’d designed for the last competition, ended up defending its title and taking home first place. In this event the stakes were a bit higher: with

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  • What You Gain From Integrated 3D Printing Solutions

    By on February 3, 2017

    In today’s world of Internet of Things devices and new technologies like wearables and 3D printers, consumers and businesses alike often find themselves split between choosing products with open-source interfaces or proprietary solutions. In order to provide a cost-effective solution for manufacturing, we’ve chosen to develop an integrated platform with our software, hardware, and materials functioning as part of an

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  • Eiger Software Update: Automatic Rotation Tools

    By on February 1, 2017

    You’re going to flip when you try out the new feature in Eiger. We’ve launched automatic rotation to enhance our software platform once again. The rotation tools were released as part of today’s software update and they remove the complication of part orientation. The update allows you to automatically or manually rotate your part while Eiger updates the the Euler

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  • The Value of Cloud Based Slicing and File Management for 3D Printing

    By on January 20, 2017

    Every couple of years the tech industry shifts back and forth between a focus on cloud-based technology/solutions and those that sit at the customer site. Over the last two years, it has been increasingly obvious that we are squarely in a swing towards cloud-based solutions. Just in the CAD market alone, we’ve seen the influx of platforms like OnShape and

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  • Designing a 3D Printed Tesla Turbine – Part 2

    By on January 17, 2017

    Introduction This is the second installment of a two part series detailing the retrofitting of a machined Tesla Turbine with Markforged parts. In theĀ first installment, we introduced Tesla Turbines, discussed which parts lent themselves well to 3D printing, and replaced the turbine housing with a Markforged part. Now, we’ll tackle the other printed component of our turbine retrofit: the bearing

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