Following the release and first shipments of the Mark Two 3D printer, US-based manufacturer Markforged unveils a new material.
The company’s industrial-grade 3D printer creates strong objects by reinforcing nylon parts with strand of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar. The new High Strength, High Temperature (HSHT) Fiberglass material produces strong parts for higher temperature environments of over 105°C, with a heat deflection point of 140°C (30% higher than the standard fiberglass material). This makes it ideal for applications in the aerospace and automotive industry.
CEO Greg Mark said: “2016 is the year of materials at Markforged. Throughout the year you’ll see the release of stronger, more advanced materials that expand the range of parts that can be 3D printed.”