Markforged Material Comparison at a glance

In the table below, you will find a quick comparison of some Markforged Composite Materals for high performance printing.

Carbon Fiber Fiberglass HSHT Fiberglass Kevlar®
Properties High strength-to-weight ratio, stiff Sturdy, cost-effective Sturdy, high heat deflection Tough, impact-resistant
Ideal Load Type Constant loading Intermittent loading Constant loading at high temperatures Impact loading
Failure Behavior Stiff until fracture Bends until fracture High energy-absorption until fracture Bends until deformation
Characteristics and Advantages Metal stiffness and lightweight strength Economical starting point, general-use fiber Keeps strength at high temperatures High deflection and impact resistance

Radiant Images Prints Ridiculously Sturdy 360 Degree Camera Rig

Integrated Cameras:

Radiant Images mounts 12 cameras onto each AXA 360 rig. Each camera is held in place with a Markforged printed bracket.

Complex Interfacing:

More than 30 markforged printed parts comprise each AXA 360 frame. Each frame piece is bolted to at least five other printed parts.

Quick Facts

End Use Part

Radiant Images prints the entire frame of the AXA 360 camera rig with Markforged Onyx and Carbon Fiber

Precise Fittings

The frame consists of high strength polygonal brackets bolted together at an angle.

Replacing Metal

The printed composite parts replace aluminum and are lighter and faster to produce.

Massive Savings

Radiant Images prints frames 3x cheaper and 4x faster with Markforged technology.


Siemens Gas & Power saving Time & Money with Markforged Onyx Carbon Fiber Circular Saw Housing

 

The breakdown

The Challenge

Siemens Gas & Power keeps thousands of homes and businesses up and running. The Gas & Power division — one of three Siemens operating companies — owns compressors, turbines, and generators across the globe. When gas turbine housings need repairing, engineers at the Siemens Gas & Power division need to efficiently cut into them with a circular saw to maintenance the system. Since the housings have a complex contoured design, a standard flat-plated circular saw does not suffice. In the past, the team remedied this by purchasing standard circular saws, ship them to job shops in the Philippines for custom contoured plates, and then shipping them back to the United States for reassembly. This was not a scalable solution, as engineers would wait more than 3 weeks to receive their customized hand tools. (more…)