FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the benefit of using fiber
Fiber infill can help create a stronger and stiffer part while maintaining
advantages of additive manufactured parts such as light weight parts.
Do Markforged composite printers
No, there are no special requirements for ventilation of Markforged
composite 3D printers.
Is the chamber or bed heated on the
Markforged composite printers?
No, there is no need for a heated bed or chamber to build quality parts.
The parts are built in a natural room environment within an enclosed
What is the benefit of isotropic
fiber placement over concentric fiber placement?
Isotropic fiber will improve the overall stiffness in the XY plane while
concentric placement will improve the strength of the walls in the Z Axis.
Are there different infill patterns
that can be selected?
Yes, there are three sparse fill patterns including triangular, hexagonal
and rectangular, along with solid.
What maintenance do the Markforged
desktop 3D printers require?
Periodically, you will need to change the tubes and the print nozzles for
each material. The printer will keep track of this and remind you when you
need to perform the maintenance. Additionally, you will need to keep the
machine clean, tension the belts when prompted, clean and re-glue the bed
after each print, and re-level the bed every few prints.
Do I need to buy material from
Markforged or is material open sourced?
Yes, you will need to buy material from Markforged. The material is
developed, tested, and manufactured by Markforged to create a complete
system of tested materials and machines to ensure your parts meet the
quality and performance standards required by a professional 3D printer.
What software do I need to build a
part using a Markforged printer?
Markforged uses slicing software they created called Eiger. This software
has been developed to offer intuitive operation of different build
parameters making it easy to use and ensures that it is tuned to the
machine and material to create strong, visually appealing parts weather
they are used for prototyping, fixturing, or end use parts.
What is the Digital Forge?
The digital forge is an industrial additive manufacturing platform that
incorporates precision machines, high performance materials, and
enterprise-grade software to create robust, high-quality composite and
metal parts on-demand. It is fast, easy to use, and secure, giving you an
all-in-one, seamless platform that integrates perfectly into your existing
What material is used for support?
The support material is the same material used for the model. It is
created automatically by the slicing software and easily removed by hand
or with a small needle nose pliers.
What is the dimensional accuracy of
+/- 250microns x/y ; +/- 1 layer thickness in Z