Markforged confirms the launch of the new FX20 3D printer at Formnext »
Markforged will officially launch the new FX20 3D printer at the upcoming Formnext show in Frankfurt, as 3dpbm first revealed last June. Designed to advance the company’s position in the point-of-need production of industrial grade end-use parts, this new production-ready material prints a flame-retardant, high-performance thermoplastic material with ULTEM 9085 filament in combination with Markforged’s proprietary continuous fiber reinforcement printing technology.
Designed to advance distributed global production, the FX20 is precision engineered and sensor driven to deliver revolutionary precision, quality and reliability to manufacture parts directly to the point of need with the click of a button. As the largest, fastest and smartest 3D printer ever produced by Markforged, the FX20 combines size and throughput to manufacture larger parts at incredible speeds. This new technology, coupled with high temperature printing capabilities, elevates the Digital Forge platform from manufacturing accessible industrial-grade composites to rugged production applications. The FX20 has a heated build chamber capable of maintaining a temperature of up to 200 Â° C and the ability to print parts up to 525mm x 400mm x 400mm. The FX20 is up to eight times faster than the default print settings of Markforged’s existing line of composite printers and prints versions nearly five times the size of its next larger printer, the X7.
The combination of ULTEM 9085 filament with Markforged’s patented continuous fiber reinforcement technology will help manufacturers move from increasing manufacturing operations with composite 3D printing to replacing entire segments of the supply chain by bringing strong, precise parts that solve demanding end-use applications where they are needed. Printing ULTEM 9085 filament with continuous fiber reinforcement extends the benefits that manufacturers can achieve with additive technology. The addition of the FX20 to the Digital Forge platform addresses a broader set of needs and applications.
âMarkforged continues to build on our innovative heritage and paves the way for composite 3D printing, the future of manufacturing. With the releases of FX20 Filament and Continuous Fiber Reinforced ULTEM 9085 Filament, we are now delivering on this promise to manufacturers who previously in the most demanding environments could not reap the benefits of digital forging and our unique materials. Said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. âBy helping to evolve composites into rugged production, we’ll unlock more functional parts, made of stronger materials of even more impressive size, with factory-on-the-fly applications. “
FX20 and ULTEM 9085 filaments are expected to ship worldwide in the first half of 2022.