MARKFORGED MATERIALS

Markforged materials are engineered for strength, consistency, and performance in order to meet the high-performance requirements of today’s manufacturing environment.

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Markforged industrial-grade 3D printing materials are tightly controlled for consistency and quality. These materials play a major role in providing the unmatched reliability you have come to expect from Markforged 3D printing systems. Both metal and composite materials have unique mechanical properties and benefits to meet the high-performance requirements of today’s manufacturing environment.

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The Hawk Ridge 3D printing team is dedicated to your success. We supply you with everything you need to get your printer system up and running quickly, as well as helping you to be more productive. We are here to offer suggestions on print orientation, fiber routing, and how to make your parts stronger or build them faster.

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Our team supplies you everything you need for 3D printer installation to get your Markforged machine up and running quickly.

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Hawk Ridge offers complete self-paced training programs for the Markforged line of 3D printers. Learn printer operations and best practices when it’s convenient for you.

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When your system needs a little TLC, we offer both online or on-site technical support. Our certified Technicians and Applications Engineers are available to help troubleshoot and work with you on challenging parts.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Markforged composite parts are primarily composed of base plastic materials. These base materials can be reinforced with continuous fibers through a process called CFR – Continuous Fiber Reinforcement. Composite Materials are available for both the Desktop and Industrial Series 3D printers.

What are the dimensions of the test specimens used for the base material tests?
Tensile: ASTM D638 type IV beams ; Flexural: 3-PT Bending 4.5 in (L) x 0.4 in (W) x 0.12 in (H). Plastic specimens are printed with full infill.
Do Markforged composite materials need to be stored in a dry box?
The plastic base materials do need to be stored in a dry box while the fibers do not. Each plastic package will come with desiccant packs to ensure that material stays dry.
What is the shelf life of Markforged composite 3D printing materials?
Unopened plastics and fibers have a minimum shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture when stored in their original package at 55°-90° F. Unsealed plastic (stored in a dry box) and fiber spools can be stored for up to one year.
What are the test specimen details for fibers?
Fiber specimens are designed to maximize mechanical performance and are printed with unidirectional fiber without walls. Tensile test specimens: 9.8 in (L) x 0.5 in (H) x 0.048 in (W) (Carbon Fiber composites), 9.8 in (L) x 0.5 in (H) x 0.08 in (W) (Fiberglass and Kevlar® composites). Compressive test specimens: 5.5 in (L) x 0.5 in (H) x 0.085 in (W) (Carbon Fiber composites), 5.5 in (L) x 0.5 in (H) x 0.12 in (W) (Kevlar® and Fiberglass composites). Flexural test specimens: 3-pt. Bending, 4.5 in (L) x 0.4 in (W) x 0.12 in (H).
What are the details of the UL-94 test for Onyx FR?
Onyx FR is Blue Card certified down to a thickness of 3mm.
What is special about the aerospace-grade materials, Onyx FR-A and Carbon Fiber FR-A?
Both Onyx FR-A and Carbon Fiber FR-A are designed for the requirements of aerospace and have lot-level traceability qualified under 14 CFR 25.853. Parts printed with these materials are FST compliant for aircraft interiors (flame, smoke, toxicity). Onyx FR-A and Carbon Fiber FR-A are also undergoing qualification through the NCAMP process. Every spool comes with a CoC (Certificate of Conformance) and CoA (Certificate of Analysis).
What are the test conditions for heat deflection temperatures?
Heat-deflection temperature was tested at 0.45 MPa, 66 psi (ASTM D648-07 Method B)
METAL MATERIALS

Markforged metal materials contain bound metal powder filaments that utilize a wax binding material to enable the extrusion of material through a nozzle. This process utilizes the same Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technique found in Markforged composite systems. These materials are compatible with the Metal X printing system.

How do Markforged metal materials compare to traditional materials such as wrought, or metal injection molded materials?
Markforged parts typically have stronger mechanical properties than metal injection molded versions of the same material, but slightly lower mechanical properties compared to wrought materials used in subtractive manufacturing methods. See the 17-4 mechanical datasheet for more details.
What is the raw surface finish of a Metal X part like? Can this finish be improved?
The raw surface finish on a Metal X part depends on the part geometry itself. Vertical walls and parts printed directly on the print sheet tend to have the best surface finish, while dome shapes (susceptible to stepping), top surfaces, and support surfaces tend to have worse surface finishes. Parts can be wet sanded in the green state and polished after sintering to provide a mirror finish. Machining post-sinter can also improve the surface finish.
What print settings were used for the Markforged metal mechanical properties table?
Parts were printed as fully dense with 100% infill.

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