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AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM HK3D. LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 2017 

The Metal X

Production 3D Printer

The Metal X by Markforged greatly accelerates innovation, delivering metal parts overnight using a new technology at a fraction of the cost. Create anything from industrial replacement parts to injection moulds to working prototypes with Markforged Metal X.

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Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing

ADAM prints your part using a bound metal powder rod that transforms into a dense metal part in one easy step. Bulk sintering provides crystal growth through all axes giving your parts excellent mechanical properties in all directions. ADAM also enables the creation of unique geometries such as closed-cell honeycomb infill.

 

Why choose the Metal X?

  • It gives you the ability to quickly change your material (for example: from stainless steel to titanium)
  • There are no powder health and safety issues with the metal and wax cord mix.
  • The price point of this system is less than £90,000

A team that supports you. At HK3D we provide:

 

Technical & Application Support

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A Manufacturing Centric Focus

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A Bureau & Demo Capability

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Metal X: Print Large, High Resolution Parts

The build volume of the Metal X gives automotive, industrial, aerospace and other industries a new way to rapidly create key components, custom pieces and spare parts. With 50 micron resolution layer height, your parts will come out of the printer with precision details that further resolve after the sintering process.

In-Process Inspection

The Metal X gives you breakthrough quality and precision in 3D printing. Scan your parts mid-print using Markforged cloud-based Eiger software and a laser displacement sensor affixed to the print head. Ensure dimensional accuracy at the most critical tolerances at any point in your print.

Technical Specification

250 mm x 220 mm x 200 mm

575 mm x 467 mm x 1432 mm

Metals

17-4 Stainless Steel
303 Stainless Steel
6061 Aluminum (Beta)
7075 Aluminum (Beta)
A-2 Tool Steel (Beta)
D-2 Tool Steel (Beta)
IN Alloy (Inconel) 625 (Beta)
Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Beta)

50 micron beam diameter
1 micron Z resolution

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Materials

303 stainless steel is great for post processing in CNC milling and turning operations. It maintains corrosion resistance up to 800C. We use it in on the drive roller for our fiber system on the Mark X.

17-4 stainless steel combines high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness, making it widely used in aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. We use it for assembly fixtures and tooling on the Mark X.

As a general purpose aluminum, 6061 combines good machinability, strength, and weldability. It can additionally be anodised with a good finish. We use it for many of the machined components in the Mark X.

7075 Aluminum is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. With good fatigue strength and a high strength-to-weight ratio, this alloy is stronger than common structural steels (A36, 1018). We use it on the kinematic coupling in the bed of the Mark X. It’s also common in aerospace and automotive racing.

A-2 tool steel is air-hardened with excellent impact resistance. We use it for punches, dies, and form tooling on the Mark X.

The high carbon and chromium content of D-2 tool steel provides great hardness and abrasion resistance (but not as tough as A-2). D-2 is often used for cutting tools.

Bearing the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, Titanium 6-4 is ideal for lightweight applications and has both high tensile strength and fatigue resistance. This bio-compatible material is widely used in medical applications such as orthopedic joint replacements.

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