3D Printing Fundamentals
While 3D printing has often been linked to toys and hobbyist items, it can build parts that can withstand a multitude of heavy-duty environments. 3D printed parts are used in design and manufacturing processes in industries such as energy, automotive, and defense. From functional prototypes, tools and fixtures to end-use parts, the 3D printing industry is transforming many other industries and processes.
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The X7 prints Composite Base filaments like a conventional FFF thermoplastic. Bases can be printed alone or reinforced with any of our composite reinforcement materials, including Carbon Fiber. Composite base materials are plastic based and can contain some volume of chopped carbon fiber.
Continuous Fiber Reinforcement
Only Markforged printers can lay down Continuous Fiber Reinforcement inside of parts through a second nozzle. These fibers cannot be printed alone and are used to reinforce parts printed out of a composite base material like Onyx.