Markforged Blog

  • Reinforcing 3D Printed Parts with Efficient Fiber Routing: Part 1

    By on December 1, 2016

    Our high strength 3D printers give you two different fiber fill strategies for reinforcing 3D printed parts: Isotropic Fiber or Concentric Fiber. You can apply these two options globally in the Part View page, or on a layer by layer basis in the Internal View page. The unique reinforced 3D printing process gives users a range of reinforcement tactics to choose from: each fill type has its own strengths and weaknesses, which we describe below.

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  • These wheels were cast for a 30 lb robot.

    Gaining Traction with Markforged: Overmolding and Casting 3D Printed Wheels

    By on November 29, 2016

    Charles Guan is a MIT Mechanical Engineering graduate and former MIT machine shop & design instructor. He’s also the builder of the robot Overhaul on ABC’s BattleBots. He works as a engineering consultant in robotics and transportation, and is sponsored by Markforged to compete in BattleBots and other robotics competitions. Check out his website and Equals Zero Robotics for more!

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  • Introducing the Onyx Series: A New Lineup

    By on November 17, 2016

    As a company, Markforged promises to enable engineers to create high performance parts by breaking down the barriers between design and a finished product. Our printers consistently deliver parts with the strength, quality, and precision necessary for the engineering and design process. Earlier this year we released Onyx, our chopped carbon fiber nylon filament. With increased stiffness, high dimensional stability,

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  • A full CAD of a 3D printed carbon fiber bike.

    Designing a Carbon Fiber Bike

    By on November 11, 2016

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from John Nolin, who is a reseller at SolidXperts. He’s an avid bicyclist and uses Markforged parts to improve his bicycling experience. Introduction When I am not installing Markforged printers or teaching customers SOLIDWORKS, I do long distance charity rides. These are often 50, 75, or 100 miles in 1 or 2

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  • SEMA 2016: 3D Printing Off to the Races

    By on November 8, 2016

    The SEMA (Special Equipment Manufacturing Association) Show is a yearly show featuring thousands of exhibitors in the automotive aftermarket. At the 50th convention in SEMA’s history, the show’s exhibits ranged from tire manufacturers to custom performance machine shops, and included a New Product Showcase featuring new equipment (including the Mark X) from many of the companies. At SEMA, Markforged represented

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