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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.

    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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    Best Practices for Printing Onyx ESD

    Markforged on Aug 17, 2021 12:45:00 PM

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    This article highlights best practices when printing with Onyx ESD. For more information on material properties, see the Onyx ESD material information support article

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    Markforged Customer Success Story: Cashco, Inc.

    Markforged on Aug 3, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    Cashco is a global industrial control manufacturer specializing in control valves, regulators and vapor control devices for a wide variety of industries — from oil and gas to pharmaceutical. The company has been in business for over 100 years, with offices in both the United States and Germany. “If a facility has piping, they are a potential customer,” says Clint Rogers, President at Cashco. Cashco’s customers include the likes of Dow Chemical, Vopak, and Pfizer.

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    Ultimate Guide to the Markforged Metal Additive Manufacturing Process

    Markforged on Jul 20, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    The Markforged Metal X additive manufacturing process combines metal injection molding (MIM) and fused filament fabrication (FFF) technologies together into Bound Powder Extrusion. BPE provides a simple, cost effective way to create metal parts. The process closely mirrors conventional 3D printing with two extra steps -- washing and sintering.

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    The 3 Greatest Benefits of 3D Printing Metal Parts

    Markforged on Jul 6, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    The ability to additively manufacture near net shape parts has long been a holy grail of manufacturing. As a result, Metal 3D printing (the technology that seems likely to deliver on that promise), has carried an immense amount of “hype.” The blind excitement for the process largely overshadow the actual benefits of metal 3D printing, which paint the picture of a unique fabrication method that can specifically add value to the manufacturing process in a few key ways.

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    Markforged  Customer Success Story: Siemens Energy Innovation Center

    Markforged on Jun 22, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    Siemens Energy is the global energy business of the Siemens group and offers a comprehensive portfolio of technology as well as digital and traditional services for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators, the oil and gas industry, and other energy-intensive industries. In support of its energy operations, the company recently opened the Siemens Innovation Center in Orlando, Florida. It is the only one of its kind in the U.S. to offer a unique pairing of design with manufacturing, implementing robotics, rapid prototyping, scanning, digital tools and on-site metal additive manufacturing. The Siemens innovation center focuses on rapid problem solving supporting the company’s energy businesses.

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    5 Metal 3D Printing Applications That Will Change Manufacturing

    Markforged on May 25, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    Metal 3D printing is changing how we think about fabricating with metal, and as the technology becomes more and more prevalent on manufacturing floors, it’s important for businesses to gain application-centric intuition about the process. Just as machinists understand which components are best made on a waterjet vs. a 3-axis mill, it is essential to know which parts are a good fit for additive manufacturing and 3D printing applications.

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    Markforged Customer Success Story: Guhring UK

    Markforged on May 11, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    Founded in 1973, Guhring UK — the Birmingham-based subsidiary of the Guhring Group — manufactures precision cutting tools. The company began as a stockholder of the more standardized cutting and milling tools. Today Guhring UK manufactures bespoke cutting and milling tools for some of the world’s largest companies, including BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, and BAE Systems. Guhring’s expertise in manufacturing carbide and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tools is world-renowned. Their range of PCD tools are made-to-order to suit customer requirements, and are manufactured by brazing ultra high-hardness industrial-grade diamond cutting tips onto bespoke hardened tool steel bodies.

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    3D Printing Metal Filaments and Powders

    Markforged on Apr 13, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    There are two main drivers of whether or not a metal alloy is printed today: printability and demand. Though there are a wide variety of metal 3D printing processes out there, nearly all rely on metal powders. These materials take two forms in printing: raw 3D printing metal powders, or bound powder 3d printing metal filament. As a result, the metal materials printable today are to a large degree constrained by powder availability and whether or not that powder can be effectively bound. Aluminum, as an example, is notoriously difficult to print well and is as a result relatively uncommon.

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