Continuous Fiber Fabrication 3D Printers

Continuous Fiber Fabrication printing is a process unique to Markforged. It combines Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) with a second extruder (print head) that deposits a continuous strand of reinforcing material, such as fibreglass, carbon fibre or Kevlar.

The base material used in the FFF process is also unique to Markforged, combining Nylon with Carbon Fiber strands mixed in to produce incredibly strong and lightweight parts.

PrintCity has four Markforged printers that are classed as industrial grade manufacturing machines. Advanced laser scanning technology is also incorporated into the print head used to scan, measure and compare prints to the CAD model, ensuring highly accurate parts are produced.

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    Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printers

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    Metal 3D Printers

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    Stereolithography SLA / Digital Light Projection DLP

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