Dixon Valve is a fittings manufacturer. They are using Onyx parts as robotic grippers to pick up different threaded pipes. The Onyx has more wear resistance than ABS, meaning the grippers don’t need to be replaced as often.
"Onyx reduces weight on our robotic tooling. That means we can support a higher effective payload by increasing the size of parts one robot can support."
With the toughness of nylon, stiffness of a fiber reinforced plastic, and a heat deflection temperature of 145C, Onyx is perfectly suited for all applications that demand a high-performance material.
Added micro-carbon reinforcing fiber makes for more stable parts, driving increased dimensional stability and print success rate.
Onyx delivers a stunning matte black finish perfect for end use parts, meaning your designs can be taken off the build plate and put right into action without chemical or mechanical finishing.
Onyx can be used alone, or further reinforced with embedded continuous carbon fiber, Kevlar, or fiberglass layers - parts truly transcending the limits of conventional 3D printed plastic.
Media Blackout create unique cable designs for specialty, high-end camera equipment. They use Markforged 3D printed parts like these Onyx pieces to create components of their custom, high-performance solutions.
“I think we're going to never look back with this new material... it's helping us make parts that are direct sale to market.”