Markforged – Additive Machining
Markforged has revolutionized the world of 3D printing. Everyone is familiar with the traditional process of 3D printing which generally results in a plastic part that is great for prototyping but not generally seen as a usable part, however that has just changed. Founder Greg Mark came up with the idea years ago to find a way to make stronger parts off of a desktop 3D printer. After nearly two decades of working on it and an entire team of elite minds reworking the material science process again and again, they finally came up with this new product, Mark Two. Mark Two prints using carbon fiber to give parts the rigidity of a traditional metal part. By using long, continuous strands of carbon as well as their own new custom material customers are able to print with incredible results.
In just a few quick steps parts can now go from designed, to created, to put to use. This incredibly powerful tool is revolutionizing the product development process. Parts are 10X stronger than the traditional plastic parts coming off a 3D printer. Now you’re getting the dependability of CNC parts with the flexibility of 3D printing, creating parts with the strength of aluminum
Schedule a meeting with the team at Brooks Associates to see the Markforge equipment and spend some time playing with the parts. Immediately you’ll notice that when you try to bend one of these parts it doesn’t have the same give as traditional plastic parts but instead has the resistance you find with carbon fiber. This machine allows you to both design new parts never created before as well as create existing parts faster. For the first time you’ll have finished parts ready to go into complete assemblies such as turbines or rotor blades. The possibilities are endless – medical device parts, automotive, aerospace, robotics, boat components, if you can design it Markforge can print it!