Metal Additive Manufacturing

Markforged Metal X | 3D printing functional metal parts

Interested in a system that can yield next-day functional metal parts, without a dedicated operator, no powder management system, and minimal PPE

Additive-X recommends the Metal X System from Markforged; an end-to-end metal 3D printing solution capable of fabricating complex metal parts in a wide variety of metals – from stainless steel to copper. The Metal-X is purpose-built for excellent part quality, whilst ensuring a seamless user experience. Design your part, upload to Markforged’s Eiger software, choose your metal and hit print. Wash your parts in the Wash-1, sinter them in the Sinter-1 or Sinter-2.

Design | Print | Wash | Sinter | Use

What Can The Material Print?

End-use parts
Forming tools/dies & punches
Complex geometries
Corrosion-resistant parts
Replacement parts

Interested in additive manufacturing in metal?

Want to know if your application is suitable for metal 3D Printing?

Which Metal is best?

Some applications require specific material properties of a metal part. With Markforged’s Metal X System you get access to 6 different metals and more in development.

Copper

Thermal & electrical conductivity. Print heat-sinks, custom conductive elements & other geometrically complex parts

Stainless Steel 17-4 PH

High strength, hardness & corrosion resistance, widely used in aerospace, medium, petro-chemical. We use it for assembly fixtures & tooling

H13 Tool Steel

Hot work steel widely used in die casting, tooling and known for strength and resistance to thermal shock..

A2 Tool Steel

Cold working tool steel often used for tooling, fixtures and in mould and die shops because it provides a hard edge and is wear resistant

D2 Tool Steel

Excellent wear resistance, widely used in cold-work applications requiring compressive strength, sharp edges and abrasion resistance

Inconel 625

Superalloy which maintains mechanical properties in highly corrosive and high temperature environments

Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH

Stainless steel for high-strength (up to 880 MPa) and stiff parts (up to 190 GPa), heat and chemical resistance.

Ultrafuse® 316L

Metal-polymer composite filament for hardness and strength

Have you got a part in mind to be 3D printed in metal?

Interested in a benchmark metal print?

Printing Examples

Printers

Markforged Metal X™ System Wash 1 & Sinter 1

End-to-end metal 3D printing solution for next-day functional metal parts

Markforged Metal X™ System Wash 1 & Sinter 2

End-to-end metal 3D printing solution for next-day functional metal parts

BCN3D Epsilon W50

Large-volume independent dual-extrusion FFF 3D printer with Metal Pack Upgrade

BCN3D Epsilon W27

Independent dual-extrusion FFF 3D printer with with Metal Pack Upgrade

Markforged Metal X™ System Wash 1 & Sinter 1

End-to-end metal 3D printing solution for next-day functional metal parts

Markforged Metal X™ System Wash 1 & Sinter 2

End-to-end metal 3D printing solution for next-day functional metal parts

BCN3D Epsilon W50

Large-volume independent dual-extrusion FFF 3D printer with Metal Pack Upgrade

BCN3D Epsilon W27

Independent dual-extrusion FFF 3D printer with with Metal Pack Upgrade

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FAQ’S

Commonly asked questions about Metal 3D Printing

It’s a 3 step process – Print, Wash, Sinter. The printing user experience is just like using a Markforged desktop or industrial 3D printer. The part is printed from a high content metal filament. The Wash is a solvent-based debinding system which is very easy to use. The ceramic release material becomes powder during the final sintering phase. The system requires minimal PPE.
A green state part is how we refer to the printed part before it goes through the wash process
A brown state part is how we refer to the washed and dried part. In the brown state the part has now had the majority of the binding material from the filament removed.
We recommend Opteon SF-79 but it is also possible to substitute Opteon SF-80 or Tergo Metal Cleaning Fluid
Once printed and sintered the final part is comparable to standard metal parts.
Currently you can print Stainless Steel 17-4ph, Tool Steels A2,D2, H13, Copper and Inconel 625.
Between the part build and supports a layer of ceramic release material is added to help the support material snap away from the part. A ceramic release layer is added between the part build and print raft.
There is an option to print without raft in Eiger software but using the raft will give better dimensional accuracy and control during the Sinter process
Markforged Eiger software will take this in to account automatically.
Are there different Sinter Options ? Yes Markforged provide two sinter options, the Sinter 1 and the larger Sinter 2