3D Printing specialist Markforged has developed new packages which allow end users to buy its Metal X systems and X7 printers together, to create metal, composite, and hybrid parts.

According to the company, the process can be controlled from one centralized, cloud-based software platform and makes it possible to print multiple materials in parallel. 

Metal printing materials available include 17-4PH stainless steel, H13 tool steel, A2 tool steel, and D2 Tool Steel, a high-carbon, high-chromium tool steel that can be heat treated to a very high hardness.

Markforged composite printing materials include carbon fiber, glass fiber, high strength, high temperature (HSHT) glass fiber, and Kevlar along with Onyx FR, the company’s blue card certified, flame-retardant material designed for industries such as aerospace, automotive, and defense. 

This story uses material from Markforged, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.