Faster carbon fiber 3D printer

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The FX20 includes a heated build chamber capable of maintaining up to a 200°C temperature.
The FX20 includes a heated build chamber capable of maintaining up to a 200°C temperature.

Metal and carbon fiber AM specialist Markforged has developed a new 3D printer for producing continuous fiber reinforced flame-retardant thermoplastic.

According to the company, the FX20 can make stronger, more heat resistant parts that for aerospace, defence, automotive, and oil & gas. It includes a heated build chamber capable of maintaining up to a 200°C temperature and the capacity to print parts up to 525 mm x 400 mm x 400 mm in size. FX20 is up to eight times faster than the default print settings on Markforged’s existing line of composite printers and prints nearly five times larger builds than its next largest printer, the X7, the company said.

‘By helping move composites toward robust production, we’ll unlock more functional parts, made of stronger materials of even more impressive size,’ said Shai Terem, president and CEO of Markforged.

This story uses material from Markforged, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.