Guides and Advice
for the Markforged 3D Printers

These guides will help you find answers to your questions about 3D printing. For example, design guides, how to find potential for 3D printing in your business, the economics of 3D printers, and more.

Metal 3D printing
Composite 3D printing

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Introduction to 3D Printing

3D Printing Basics

New to 3D printing? Let’s start with the basics. What is 3D printing? What are the key technologies today? How much do 3D printers cost? You can learn all this here.

What is 3D printing?

Many people believe that 3D printing is a new technology. Then they might be surprised to learn that 3D printers have been around since the 1980s…

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3D printing technologies

There are many different technologies, each assigned to a different type of material. Here you will find a list of the most important technologies.

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Costs for 3D printers

What are the costs involved in purchasing a 3D printer? As with any new device, the return on investment depends on individual components.

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3D Printing Fundamentals

This guide will cover the fundamentals, examine the promise and reality of the technology, and more.

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How does 3D printing work?

3D printers turn CAD designs into individual parts by creating them layer by layer. Learn how the process works – from software to materials to machines.

3D printing Software

There are many and very different 3D printing software programs, but basically they all have the same core elements and analyze a common file type.

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3D printing materials

The printing process of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) is incredibly adaptable – but it does not work for all plastics.

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3D printing process

The characteristics of each printer – its composition and the quality of its components – influence the quality and volume of parts it can produce.

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There is a large number of CAD software programs on the market. But which software is the right one for you? Medium-sized and industrial companies attach great importance to efficient, fast and intuitive work.

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Guides for Composite 3D printing

How do I design correctly for filament 3D printing? What applications are suitable and what is the economics of a 3D printer? – This is the right place for you! Use these guides to find the answers.

Composite Design Guide

Design for production is a critical part of the product development cycle. It prevents barriers in production and delivers successful components that are optimally matched to the process.

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Carbon fiber 3D printing

This white paper covers the basics of carbon fiber in the 3D printing space – where we’ll define the different types, examine the challenges, benefits, implementation considerations, and more.

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3D printing stronger than aluminium

The basic materials are onyx, (Onyx FR) and nylon. These can be reinforced by continuous fibers of carbon, Kevlar, glass fiber and HSHT glass fiber, making the components very stable.

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3D printing in industrial manufacturing

Download this guide to learn the key aspects of choosing a 3D printer for manufacturing applications.

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The economics of 3D printing

If the economics of 3D printing is an issue for you, this guide will help you calculate the ROI of a Markforged 3D printer.

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3D printed aids

High strength parts are produced with industrial 3D printers! Parts that are robust enough to be used in production environments.

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3D printing vs. CNC

The two production technologies each have different advantages and disadvantages, which are illustrated in this article.

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Options in your production

For many companies it can be a daunting task to find out where additive manufacturing can be most effective for their business.

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Address manufacturing challenges

Meanwhile 3D printing is advancing into the realm of production, both in terms of work-holding and custom end-use parts.

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Guides for Metal 3D printing

How does metal 3D printing work and how do I design correctly for it? Which applications are suitable and which problems can be solved? – This is the right place for you! With these guides you will find the right answers.

Design Guide

This guide will walk you through the key design guidelines for metal 3D printing to successfully print parts on Markforged Metal X.

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5 Application areas

The first step in determining the suitability of the metal 3D printer for you is to understand its specific advantages over traditional manufacturing.

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Problems solving Metal 3D Printing

The key to using additive metal production lies in the successful application of its advantages, which are unique to each company.

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