Everything you need to go from design to fully functional metal parts — the Metal X is the
best-in-class additive manufacturing solution.

What Can You Do With a Metal X?

Manufacture Smarter
with Custom Tooling

The Metal X metal 3D printer enabled a job shop to deliver parts to customers faster and at lower cost by quickly tooling up an automated bending cell.

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Cost
Lead Time
Machined
$434
14 days
Markforged
$64
4 days
Savings
85%
71%
Rapidly Prototype Metal 3D Printed Parts

Metal 3D printing allows Shukla Medical to get tools in the hands of surgeons faster. They prototype custom surgical tools like this helicopter socket in-house.

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Cost
Lead Time
Machined
$1,431
15 days
Markforged
$120
4 days
Savings
92%
73%
Bring Low-Volume Production in-House

Nieka Systems brought small-batch Inconel manufacturing in-house with a Metal X, eliminating lead time variability by removing reliance on a third-party DMLS print service.

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Cost
Lead Time
Machined
$311
28 days
Markforged
$23
3 days
Savings
93%
89%
Print Replacement Parts  On-Demand

Stanley Black & Decker cut inventory and manufacturing costs by replacing casting with 3D printing for small-batch replacement parts.

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Cost
Lead Time
Savings
92%
95%
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Why Use a Metal 3D Printer?

Business Benefits
  • Get products to market faster
  • Reduce manufacturing costs
  • Improve supply chain efficiency
Technical Advantages
  • Easily 3D print complex geometries
  • Eliminate tooling spend
  • Safe, automated processes

Metal X System Overview

Metal X 3D Printer
Metal X

Built around a 5th-generation extrusion and motion system, the Metal X is office friendly, easy to use, and has a small footprint. It features advanced failure detection and can be monitored from the cloud.

Wash-1

Optimized for efficiency, safety, and easy of use, the Wash-1 features integrated debinding and drying stations. Parts can be washed in parallel, allowing you to maximize throughput on a wide variety of part sizes.

Wash-1 Washing Station
Sinter-2 Furnace
Sinter-2

With a large active hot zone of 19,644 cubic cm, the Sinter-2 is the perfect solution for batch production and larger parts. Featuring a carbon-free retort and active cooling, it can sinter Markforged’s full range of metals in as little as 30 hours.

Sinter-1

The Sinter-1 is a high-performance, high-value furnace ideal for smaller parts. Featuring a 4,760 cubic cm (290 cubic in) active hot zone, it can process any of Markforged’s materials in as little as 26 hours.

Sinter-1 Furnace

Markforged Metal 3D Printing Process

Design & Slice

CAD your part, upload the
STL to Eiger, and select
your material. The software slices your part, automatically generating supports where necessary.

Print

Metal powder bound in plastic is printed a layer at a time into the shape of your part. Parts are scaled up to compensate for shrinkage during the sintering process.

Wash

After printing, “green” parts are placed into the Wash-1, which uses a debinding fluid to dissolve most of the plastic binding material.

Sinter

Washed “brown” parts are placed in a Markforged furnace, where they are heated with a material-specific profile to burn away remaining binder and solidify metal powder.

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Technical Specifications

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Metal X
Metal X 3D printer diagram
Build Volume:
300 mm x 220 mm x 180 mm
Z-Resolution:
50 um - 125 um
Media:
Filament fed, bound powder
Ext. Footprint:
575 mm x 467 mm x 1120 mm
Weight:
75 kg
Power Req.:
100-240 VAC, 2400 W
Wash-1
Wash-1 diagram
Solvent:
Opteon SF79
Wash Times:
12 hours - 1 week
Ext. Footprint:
575 mm x 467 mm x 1120 mm
Weight:
136 kg
Power Req.:
100-240 VAC, 2400 W
Sinter-2
Sinter-2 diagram
Run Time:
30 hours
Gas Types:
Argon, Argon/Hydrogen mix
Retort:
High purity, Carbon free
Ext. Footprint:
575 mm x 467 mm x 1120 mm
Weight:
350 kg
Power Req.:
200-240 V, 3 phase, 30A  OR
346-416 V, 3 phase, 30A
Sinter-1
Sinter-1 diagram
Run Time:
26 hours
Gas Types:
Argon, Argon/Hydrogen mix
Retort:
High purity, Carbon free
Ext. Footprint:
575 mm x 467 mm x 1120 mm
Weight:
136 kg
Power Req.:
200-240 V, single phase, 36 A

Best-in-Class 3D Printing Software

Featuring an easy-to-use interface, automatic version control, real-time fleet management, and cloud-based collaboration, Markforged Eiger is the world’s most advanced 3D printing software. Eiger is available in three configurations: browser based, desktop application with local storage, and fully offline.

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3D part displayed in Eiger software
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See what you can create with the most advanced metal 3D printing system available.