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Markforged is transforming manufacturing by addressing 3D printing as a holistic problem. Their process innovations are only possible by a combined effort in advanced cloud computing, cutting-edge materials science, and industrial design.

Introducing Smooth TPU 95A

Markforged on Sep 20, 2022 11:30:00 AM

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I’m excited to introduce our newest material to the Markforged platform and to the rest of the manufacturing world — Smooth TPU 95A! This material brings an entirely new set of functional properties to the Digital Forge and adds a substantial amount of versatility to what’s possible with Markforged 3D printers.

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Markforged Customer Success Story: Hangar One Avionics

Markforged on May 10, 2022 11:30:00 AM

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Hangar One Avionics is a San Diego-based avionics, maintenance, repair and installation services provider with customers in airborne law enforcement, business aviation, and general aviation.

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Metal 3D Printing Applications (Part 2)

Markforged on Apr 26, 2022 11:30:00 AM

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Metal 3D printing technologies — like metal fused filament fabrication (metal FFF) — presents a breakthrough way to make functional metal parts accessible for businesses of all sizes. Metal FFF and composite FFF share many key process advantages over conventional manufacturing.

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Metal 3D Printing Applications (Part 1)

Markforged on Apr 12, 2022 11:30:00 AM

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3D metal printing technology — like metal fused filament fabrication (metal FFF) — presents a breakthrough way to make functional metal parts accessible for businesses of all sizes. Metal FFF and composite FFF share many key process advantages over conventional manufacturing.

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Introducing Precise PLA: The Efficient Material for Concept Validation

Markforged on Mar 8, 2022 11:30:00 AM

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Precise PLA to our materials portfolio! It is now even easier to prototype, create custom tooling, and fabricate end-use parts all on one platform.

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Markforged Customer Success Story: Wärtsilä

Markforged on Dec 7, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, with a portfolio of products that spans from engines to propulsion and renewable solutions.

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What Type of Metal 3D Printing is Best for You?

Markforged on Oct 26, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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Metal powder is the backbone of metal 3D printing. Though it’s difficult and dangerous to handle in its raw state, its unique features make it the preferred metal stock type. The vast majority of metal 3D printing technologies utilize metal powder. As a result, the major differences between types of metal printers relate to how they fuse the powder into metal parts. These methods vary greatly, ranging from using high energy lasers to fuse loose powder to extruding bound metal powder filament. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most heavily used types of metal 3D printing, how they work, and why they’re beneficial.

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The Future of Slicing Software

Markforged on Oct 5, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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3D printing as an industry has drastically changed over the last 40 years. What started as a groundbreaking new technology with very few scalable applications has over time grown into the present day additive manufacturing landscape. Lost are the years of enormous, expensive, and dangerous machines of the 80s, which have since been replaced by powerful desktop printers, not much bigger than a standard office fax machine.

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How to Create High Quality STL Files for 3D Prints

Markforged on Sep 14, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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Have you ever 3D printed a part that had flat spots or faceted surfaces where smooth curves were supposed to be? Or maybe you’ve just seen a picture of a 3D print that looked like it belonged in some low-resolution CGI from the 90’s? You are not alone, and it’s not your 3D printer’s fault — the culprit is likely a lack of resolution in the STL file that was used to create the part!

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Markforged Customer Success Story: Shukla Medical

Markforged on Aug 31, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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Shukla Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of aerospace manufacturer S.S. White Technologies, designs and manufactures universal orthopedic implant removal tools such as the Xtract-All® Spine Universal Spinal Implant Removal System (see cover image). Their products are used by surgeons worldwide to efficiently take out old implants before replacing them with new ones — all while preserving the patient’s bone. Most orthopedic implant removal tools are complicated and require a significant amount of time to operate, whereas Shukla Medical’s universal instruments are known for their simple, intuitive design.

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