Markforged’s FX10 industrial 3D printer comes as a response to the increasing demand for adaptability in modern manufacturing environments. Its multifunctional capabilities are designed to streamline production processes and enhance overall efficiency.
Key features of the printer include:
- A single device with multifunctional capabilities such as drilling, tapping and milling
- Space and resources are streamlined on the factory floor, as there is no need for multiple tools
- An intuitive interface and user-friendly design.
The FX10 offers large build volume with a heated chamber and print bed as well as a patented Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR) process to print composite parts that Markforged reports is strong enough to replace machined metal.
It is made for accurate, high-speed printing (about twice as fast as the company’s X7 model) with a laser micrometer that scans parts during printing for quality assurance and machine calibration. The modular print system has easily swappable system components for additional print modes and future material compatibility.
Integration, Sustainability, Cost-effectiveness
The company has integrated comprehensive connectivity features into the FX10 printer, allowing seamless integration with existing manufacturing systems. This facilitates enhanced data exchange and process synchronization, which allows for a more cohesive and interconnected factory ecosystem. Interoperability enhances the printer’s impact by contributing to the digitalization of the manufacturing process.
In line with industry’s emphasis on sustainability, the 3D printer is designed to optimize material usage and minimize waste. Its multifunctional capabilities make it cost-effective by eliminating the need for numerous specialized tools, helping to reduce capital and operational expenses.