Markforged, a leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, announced it has shipped Markforged Metal X 3D printing systems to customers and resellers.
Markforged completed the first installation of the full Metal X system – Metal X 3D printer, Sinter-1, and Wash-1 – at STANLEY Infrastructure Innovation Center, a division of Stanley Black & Decker.
Built on innovations in carbon fiber printing, Markforged claims the compact Metal X printing system achieves the same quality as existing metal printing solutions at a fraction of the time and cost, without the need for complex environmental controls.
STANLEY Infrastructure developes handheld hydraulic tools and is a worldwide market leader, offering more than 150 handheld hydraulic tools and over 30 mounted impact tools. STANLEY Innovation engineers came to Markforged in their search for a quicker, more cost-effective way to manufacture complex, low volume parts. After rigorously testing the performance, durability and life cycle of two Metal X printed parts, STANLEY estimated cost savings of more than 95% with parts that were as much as 50% lighter.
Parts printed on the Metal X have the potential to save industrial customers significant capital if used correctly. By designing intelligently and minimizing print time, companies such as STANLEY Infrastructure can produce high quality parts much more cost effectively.