Articles by Kainon Irons

Articles by Kainon Irons

3D Application Engineer at Hawk Ridge Systems
How to Determine ROI With 3D Printing Equipment

How to Determine ROI With 3D Printing Equipment

I work with companies of all sizes to justify the purchase of additive equipment in price ranges from $3K to over $500K. What we have found at Hawk Ridge Systems is that the key to bringing in a new piece of equipment is creating a rock-solid justification for the purchase. At the end of the day, key decision-makers in an organization need to see the value in bringing additive technology in-house. They need to understand the return on investment (ROI). In this post we will review how to do just that by providing a blueprint for creating a strong justification.
December 30, 2021
How to Master Markforged Composites

How to Master Markforged Composites

Ready to build strong parts faster? Markforged has changed the additive manufacturing game – from saving users time and money to offering a wide variety of materials and endless applications. And they’re only just beginning.

November 17, 2021
Announcing FX20: The New 3D Printing System From Markforged

Announcing FX20: The New 3D Printing System From Markforged

Markforged just added a new printing system called the FX20. This system is set to be the biggest, fastest, most sophisticated system to ever be released from Markforged. Now Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR) can be added to high-temperature thermoplastic for incredible end-use performance in the most demanding applications.
October 29, 2021
What You Need to Know About Eiger Fleet From Markforged

What You Need to Know About Eiger Fleet From Markforged

Markforged has just released a robust software called Eiger Fleet, which is a cloud-based software designed to help customers seamlessly scale their printing operations. This software is aimed at organizations that have multiple printers across many users who need to add high throughput workflows, business integration and custom analytics to their workflow. In this post, we’ll provide the scoop on Eiger Fleet.

October 29, 2021
Multi-Platform Placement With Automated Nesting From Materialise Magics

Multi-Platform Placement With Automated Nesting From Materialise Magics

I recently had a conference call with a 3DP service bureau in Arizona called Athena 3D Manufacturing to demo features in Materialise Magics that may be best suited for their operation. We ended up focusing on HP Jet Fusion 3D printers running high volumes of unique parts. We showed them all sorts of tools in Materialise Magics from latticing and automated labeling, to optimizing based on slice distribution.
October 29, 2021