The 3D printer from Markforged is the first of its kind. It uses the new CFR technology: Continuous Fiber Reinforcement. This method, based on FDM printing, makes it possible to add, inside the printed part, continuous fibres (carbon, glass or Kevlar), which are also extruded with the help of a nozzle and thus fused with the part, thus giving it tenfold strength and other properties, depending on the type of fibre chosen. The reinforcement strategy (number of lines, layers, orientation, etc.) can be chosen according to the loading conditions.
The base material is either nylon or “Onyx”, a nylon filled with carbon micro-fibres. Onyx, when used alone, is five times stronger than ABS. With the addition of fibre reinforcement, it can approach the strength of aluminium.
Printing volume: 32 x 13.2 x 15.4 cm
Layer thickness: from 0.1 to 0.2 mm
Very good dimensional stability
|Onyx or Nylon (base material)||10€ / 30 min|
|Fiberglass reinforcement||2.40€ / cm3|
|Kevlar or HSHT* fibreglass reinforcement||3.17€ / cm3|
|Carbon fibre reinforcement||4.75€ / cm3|
*Optional – The volume of fibre reinforcement required is calculated when preparing the print files.
Only the first 15 / 30 minutes will be charged at the time of booking. The balance is to be paid on site.