“The carbon fiber strength is really, really impressive. When you have a plastic part that feels and looks like a plastic part, but it has this internal strength of something much different, it sets everybody up for a shock.”
— Sam Dicpetris, Engineer, Siemens Gas & Power
Hello, World! Matt Jones from Miller 3D here with the newest, exciting developments for the Markforged Metal X!
Today we decided to showcase the newest material that has been released by our partner: H13 Tool Steel.
You can check out the video to see our very first print of H13 Tool Steel in action in this post!!
If you didn’t know already, H13 Tool Steel is a game changer for manufacturing outlets demanding the strongest metal prints for their shops. H13 Tool Steel isn’t only well-known for its incredible strength: it has a very high wear resistance to thermal shock. The concentration of Vanadium in the material helps handle abrasion-focused applications at both high and low temps.
Because H13 also always provides a uniform and high level of machinability, this tool steel is often used for aluminum, zinc, and magnesium die casting.
H13 Tool Steel is also invulnerable to hot cracking, a problematic casting defect that the industry is all-too-familiar with the costly pains of reproduction.