Founded in 2013 in Massachusetts, the American company Markforged develops and designs 3D solutions for industrial companies. With customers such as Google, Amazon, General Electric or Ford, the company is now one of the main players in the sector. After unveiling one of the first 3D printers capable of extruding carbon fiber-based filaments in 2016, Markforged continues to innovate in the development of its 3D printers. Among the manufacturer’s most popular machines is the Mark Two. Equipped with a complete and industry-oriented ecosystem, it would allow to obtain prints with very high properties in terms of durability and resistance.
The Features of the Mark Two
The Mark Two is a 3D printer dedicated to professionals wishing to produce parts combining strength and solidity. Developed by the American manufacturer Markforged, the 3D printer has two extruders to combine two printing materials: a plastic base (Nylon or Onyx) and a composite reinforcement material including: carbon fiber filament, glass fiber filament, HSHT glass fiber filament and Kevlar filament.
The MarkForged 3D printer is based on a filament extrusion process and can print parts up to 320 x 132 x 154 mm with a minimum layer thickness of 100 microns and at a maximum speed of 280mm/s. The Mark Two can be operated using the Eiger software or via a front panel control screen. The Mark Two printer is equipped with a platen that attaches to the platen support with a precision of 10 microns. This technology offers the possibility to remove the tray during printing, reinstall it and continue printing without risk. The tray will always be positioned accurately.