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Markforged Releases Onyx One Carbon Fibre 3D Printer for $ 3,500

Following Mark Two and Mark X, 3D printer manufacturer Markforged has just released the Onyx One printer, capable of delivering strong prototypes and end-use parts with a great surface finish. The printer is available in the US for $ 3,500 as of now, with the release to other countries following in Q1 2017. 

The Onyx One printer was created for users to take advantage of the popular Onyx material, that has been released by the manufacturer earlier this year. Onyx is a Nylon filament filled with chopped carbon fibres and therefore delivers twice the strength and stiffness of pure plastic for printed objects. The material has been developed and designed for end-use applications as well as prototyping, with no need for post-processing of printed parts.

“Our belief is that every designer and engineer should have broad access to strong, elegant parts from a reliable printer they love to use,” said Markforged CEO Greg Mark. “With the Onyx One, we provide our customers with superior parts in a seamless integrated system of hardware, material and software to deliver a quality experience at an accessible price point.”

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User that want to print stronger parts can upgrade to the Onyx Pro, featuring a second print head and continuous fibreglass reinforcement. At a $7,000 price point ($8,000 in Europe) the Onyx Pro prints composites reinforced with continuous fiberglass for 5 times the strength of Onyx alone. The Mark Two, at a price point of $13,500, delivers metal-strength composites with continuous carbon fiber for 10 times the strength of plastics.

“Buyers of the Onyx One can upgrade their printer in the field to an Onyx Pro when they’re ready for the extra advanced fiberglass composite parts,” explains Mark. “We purposefully designed the entry point Onyx One with an easy path to higher strength for our customers without requiring them to purchase a different printer. Or, they can trade up to the Mark Two for continuous carbon fiber reinforcement, for amazingly strong parts in addition to the impact-resistant Kevlar and high-strength, high temperature fiberglass.”

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Technical specifications:

Onyx One

  • build volume: 320 x 132 x 154 mm
  • material: Onyx filament
  • layer hight: 100 µm

Onyx Pro

  • build volume: 320 x 132 x 154 mm
  • material: Onyx filament
  • layer hight: 100 µm
  • additional print bed

With the Onyx Series launch, there will be a Turbo Print speed option available to all Markforged owners to significantly reduce print time for select parts.