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    TechCrunch Reviews Mark X’s Precision Design

    By on October 28, 2016

    It’s been almost a month since we launched the Mark X. In that time, we’ve received a lot of exciting positive attention about the precision design of the machine. Since the idea of in-process inspection is so alien to most people, the challenge of explaining its function and inherent value was a formidable. Thankfully, the vast community of engineers, makers,

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  • In this blog post we'll share how to spraypaint and hand paint 3D prints.

    Finishing and Painting 3D Printed Parts

    By on October 26, 2016

    With the high strength properties of continuous fibers and the surface finish of Onyx, beautiful, functional parts come right out of a Markforged printer. However, some applications require a slightly different aesthetic. We’ve previously covered dyeing nylon 3D printed parts, and now the Markforged team has been preparing some colorful office props for Halloween. Read on and learn our methods

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  • The Mark X allows for larger prints, like this unibody 3D printed quadcopter.

    Mark X Application: Unibody 3D Printed Drone

    By on October 20, 2016

    If you’ve been following us recently, you’ve probably seen our new favorite Mark X part: a unibody, 3D printed drone. Dreamed up as a potential demonstration of the size, strength, and surface finish of Mark X parts, it has far exceeded expectations in practice. In this post, We’ll discuss how we designed the part for printing and flying quality. Drone

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  • Discover why 3D printing is so important to prototyping and manufacturing.

    The Economics of 3D Printing

    By on October 18, 2016

    3D printing is advancing into the realm of production, both in terms of work-holding to assist in machining operations and custom end-use parts. While the value of a printer may not seem apparent at first, executing the calculations will tell a different story. This post will walk you through the economics of 3D printing via cost and Return on Investment

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  • STS Turbo, a custom turbo company, used the Mark Two to help produce inexpensive turbos for cars and motorcycles.

    Blue Collar Backers Puts Markforged to the Test

    By on October 13, 2016

    On October 2, Discovery Channel’s new show, Blue Collar Backers, decided to put Markforged technologies to the test. In episode 4, Ron Douglas – one of the backers and hosts – agrees to help out a customer turbo kit company, STS Turbo. Rick Squires, founder and owner of STS Turbo, develops custom kits for cars. He’s figured out how to

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