Markforged Blog

  • 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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    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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