MetalX – Most Affordable Metal Printer Available

The Markforged Metal X Printer is the Complete Metal Solution. It is everything you need to go from design  to fully functional metal parts  in under 24 Hours. The Metal X 3D print system is an end to end manufacturing solution. Based on our 4th generation composite 3D printing technology, the Metal X is a brand new kind of 3D printer. By printing metal powder bound in a plastic matrix, we’ve eliminated the safety risks associated with traditional metal 3D printing while enabling new features like closed-cell infill for reduced part weight and cost.


1) Affordable Metal 3D Printing

The Metal X is up to 10x less expensive than alternative metal additive manufacturing technologies — and up to a 100x less than traditional fabrication technologies like machining or casting.

2) Manufacturing Made Easy

Our cloud-based printer management software, built-in touchscreen interface and automatic material tracking make the Metal X system the simplest way to manufacture metal parts.

3) ADAM – Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing

At the intersection of 3D printing and metal injection molding, ADAM is an all new way to build metal parts.

How does it work?

A) DESIGN – CAD your part, upload the STL, and select from a wide range of metals. The Eiger software does the rest making printing the right part easy.
B) PRINT – Metal powder bound in plastic is printed a layer at a time into the shape of your part. Parts are scaled up to compensate for shrinkage during the sintering process.
C) SINTER – Printed parts go through a washing stage to remove some of the binder. They are then sintered in a furnace and the metal powder fuses into solid metal.
D) PART – Pure metal and up to 99.7% dense, the final parts are ready for use. They can be processed and treated just like any other metal parts.

4) Materials

Stainless Steel

17-4 stainless steel combines high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness, making it widely used in aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. We use it for assembly fixtures and tooling on the Mark X.Also known as marine grade stainless steel, 316L stainless steel exhibits very good corrosion resistance and excellent weld-ability

Aluminium 6061 & 7075

As a general purpose aluminum, 6061 combines good machinability, strength, and weldability. It can additionally be anodized with a good finish. We use it for many of the machined components in the Mark X. 7075 Aluminum is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. With good fatigue strength and a high strength-to-weight ratio, this alloy is stronger than common structural steels (A36, 1018). We use it on the kinematic coupling in the bed of the Mark X. It’s also common in aerospace and automotive racing

Tool Steel A-2 & D-2

A-2 tool steel is air-hardened with excellent impact resistance. We use it for punches, dies, and form tooling on the Mark X. The high carbon and chromium content of D-2 tool steel provides great hardness and abrasion resistance (but not as tough as A-2). D-2 is often used for cutting tools.

Inconel IN Alloy 625

Inconel’s strength combined with its impressive heat resistance makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding applications. This Nickel-based superalloy is commonly used in jet engines and medical applications, and is very hard to machine.  It is also very chemically resistant.

Titanium Ti-6Al-4V

Bearing the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, Titanium 6-4 is ideal for lightweight applications and has both high tensile strength and fatigue resistance. This bio-compatible material is widely used in medical applications such as orthopedic joint replacements.

 5) Post Processing Equipment

Wash-1 (Automatic Washing Station)

The Wash-1 immerses the green part in a specialized fluid which removes the primary binding material, leaving the part semi-porous so the remaining binder can easily burn off during sintering. This debinding step purifies the final metal part and helps keep your sintering furnace clean.

External Dimensions: 609 mm x 685 mm x 1067 mm

Washing Volume: 18,356 cubic cm

Sinter-1 (Medium Sized Furnace)

The Markforged Sinter-1 is a high performing, high value furnace – it’s affordable, sizable, and reliable. Featuring 4760 cubic cm of working volume, The Sinter-1 effortlessly converts brown (washed) parts into their near fully dense final metallic form. Built on 30 years of Metal Injection Molding (MIM) technology, it is ideal for sintering medium sized parts and small batch production.

Furnace Dimensions: 1067 mm x 483 mm x 406 mm

Furnace Volume: 4760 cubic cm

Peak Temperature: 1300° C

Sinter -2 (Large Furnace)

With a huge active hot-zone (22,283 cubic cm), the Sinter-2 fits the full build volume of the Metal X. It’s the perfect solution for larger parts or batch production. This workhorse furnace sinters the full range of commercial grade metals from their green (as-printed) state into fully dense metal parts.

Furnace Dimensions: 1778 mm x 1016 mm x 1270 mm

Furnace Volume: 22,283 cubic cm

Peak Temperature: 1300° C

6) Build Quality

With a fully enclosed build chamber, ultra-quiet motion system and environmentally controlled material storage, our printers are equally at home whether in the office or on the factory floor.

7) Usability

Cloud-connected software and a 4.3” touchscreen comes standard with every printer, washer and furnace. Regular over-the-air updates mean that your Markforged products keep getting better. Material usage tracking and out-of-material detection help monitor your printers and reduce waste. Just a few of the ways we’re working to reduce the distance from design to part.

8) Fleet Management

With automatic version control, real-time fleet management and cloud-based collaboration, Eiger is the world’s most advanced 3D printing software. Designed from the ground up to make manufacturing simpler, Eiger enables you to print plastic, metal and composite parts straight from your browser.

Markforged Metal X

  • Print End Use Parts
  • Perfect for Plastic Injection Moulding
  • Brackets, sprockets and more
  • Complex geometry that would take too long with CNC



he Markforged X7 Composite 3D Printer Specifications:

Printing Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF)

Maximum Build Volume (XxYxZ): 330mm x 270mm x 200mm

Material Compability: Fiberglass, High Strength High Temperature (HSHT), Kevlar, Carbon Fiber, Onyx

Highest Layer Resolution: 50 Microns (FFF) (Z Resolution)

Inspection Parameters: 50 Micron Beam Diameter and 1 Micron Z Resolution

Extruders / Nozzles: Dual / Quick Change

Pause / Resume Prints: Yes


Chassis: Anodized Aluminum Unibody

Build Platform: Kinematically Coupled

Footprint (X,Y,Z) : 575mm x 467mm x 930mm

Draft Blocking Enclosure: Yes

Interface: 4” Touchscreen


Software: Cloud Based

Supported OS: Mac OS 10.7 Lion +, Win 7+, Linux*

Supported Files: .STL

Connectivity:  WiFi, Ethernet, USB Flash Drive


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