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MarkForged Unveils High-Strength, High-Temperature Fiberglass 3D Printing Material

by • March 18, 2016 • No Comments

Upon the release of their Mark Two composite 3D printing device, Markforged has revealed a new material with which to print composite parts. The new material, a type of fiberglass, is actually sturdyer and additional heat-resistant than the firm’s previous fiberglass material, producing it perfect for use in the car and aerospace industries.

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The Mark Two works by feeding a continuous strand of composite material into a nylon part as it’s being 3D printed, enabling for greater durablity than filaments created up of chopped reinforcement materials. Now, Markforged’s portfolio of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar® materials has been expanded to include high-durablity high-temperature (HSHT) Fiberglass. The material is twice as sturdy and has a 30% higher heat deflection point (140°C) than the former fiberglass material. CEO Greg Mark says of the offering, “2016 is the year of materials at Markforged. Throughout the year you can see the release of sturdyer, additional high end materials which expand the range of parts which can be 3D printed.”

As Markforged has may already begun shipping the new Mark Two 3D printing devices, the company can now be which include the HSHT Fiberglass material with the Mark Two Enterprise Kit, already on the market for purchase.

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