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Discover the groundbreaking 3D printing method for custom, durable metal parts
Thanks to Markforged Metal X 3D printing technology, affordable and powerful metal printing is now easily accessible.
From stainless steels to copper, there is a wide range of materials to choose from when it comes to creating consistent, quality parts.
How it Works
An overview of the fused filament fabrication metal printing process
After uploading your part design as an STL file, the printer software determines where support material is needed for a successful print. It then sends the job to the printer where parts are printed layer by layer, with metal powder bound in plastic.
Once the print job is complete, parts are put into a wash system to dissolve the plastic binding matrix around the metal powder. Then, parts are put into a furnace to fuse the metal powder together into a solid, ready to use part.
Explore popular uses for this metal 3D printing process
- Metal prototypes
- Brackets and fixtures
- End-of-arm tooling gripper jaws
- Air intake manifolds
- Actuator housings
Standard lead time is 5 days (expedited option available).
50-125 microns (depending on material selection).
- 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
- A2 Tool Steel
- D2 Tool Steel
- H13 Tool Steel
- Inconel 625
0.040” is commonly accepted (dependent on material and nozzle size).
0.020” (dependent on layer height).
0.060” for X/Y axis; 0.040” for Z axis.
Gain answers to common questions about the metal 3D printing process.