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Markforged Materials

Engineering-grade composite and metal materials for every stage in the manufacturing process.
ONYX

Nylon mixed with chopped carbon fiber offers a high-strength thermoplastic

Compatible with Onyx Pro, Mark Two, X3, X5, X7, FX20

How strong is Onyx Material for 3D Printing?

Onyx has a flexural strength of 81 MPa (11.7 ksi). For more information on Onyx material properties, check out the data sheet.

What is the difference between chopped carbon fiber and continuous carbon fiber?

Chopped carbon fiber is what is mixed into Onyx filament giving it high stiffness and strength. Continuous carbon fiber is a reinforcement fiber that can be printed in long strands, creating composite parts many times stronger and stiffer than Onyx material.

HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE (°C)

ULTEM™ 9085 Filament

Ultra high performance PEI thermoplastic compatible with continuous carbon fiber

Compatible with FX20

How is ULTEM™ 9085 Filament unique?

ULTEM™ 9085 Filament is Markforged’s first high temperature printing polymer. It’s an extremely durable thermoplastic that exhibits excellent flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) characteristics. Usable in production aerospace applications, ULTEM™ Filament brings Markforged’s CFR technology to a new realm of parts. ULTEM™ Filament is available in Markforged’s new 3200cc XL spool — four times larger than our standard spools.

Applications

Ultem Hero 2x Updated
Vega

Ultra high-performance carbon fiber filled PEKK for 3D printing aerospace parts

Compatible with FX20

How is Vega unique?

Vega™ is a carbon fiber filled PEKK filament, well suited for
applications demanding superior heat and FST (Flame, Smoke,
Toxicity) resistance. Vega™ produces parts with a matte black
surface finish. Engineered for Markforged’s Continuous Fiber
Reinforcement process, Vega parts can be reinforced with
continuous High Temperature Carbon Fiber.

Applications

Ultem Hero 2x Updated
ONYX FR™ (Flame retardant)

V-0 rated nylon filled with chopped carbon fiber designed for strong, lightweight, flame-retardant parts

Compatible with X3, X5, X7FX20

When to print with Onyx FR?

Onyx FR should be used to print parts that need high-strength, low-weight, and flame-retardant properties.

Applications

ONYX ESD™

Onyx ESD is a static-dissipative chopped carbon fiber nylon material, precision-engineered for a tight range of surface resistance. 

Compatible with X3, X5, X7FX20

When to print with Onyx ESD?

Onyx ESD meets ESD-safe requirements of the most stringent manufacturers, while offering the same industry-leading print quality of Onyx. Onyx ESD is stronger and stiffer than Onyx, with the same near perfect surface finish, making it suitable for advanced manufacturing applications from electronics assembly to industrial robotics and process automation.  

Applications

Nylon White

Nylon is an unfilled thermoplastic. It’s a non-abrasive material that is great for ergonomic surfaces and workholding for pieces that are easily marred. It can be painted or dyed.

Compatible with Onyx ProMark Two, X3, X5, X7

What is Nylon White?

Nylon White is an engineering thermoplastic that is non-abrasive and can be easily painted.

When to use Nylon White

ELONGATION AT BREAK – 150%

Smooth tpu 95a

Smooth TPU 95A is a rubber-like material that when used with Markforged composite printers offers product developers and manufacturers the ability to create flexible, impact-absorbent parts on demand.

Compatible with Onyx ProMark TwoX3, X5, X7

What is TPU?

Smooth TPU 95A is a rubber-like material for flexible, impact-absorbent parts on demand.

When to use Smooth TPU 95A

TPU Hand Final
precise pla

Precise PLA is our easy-to-print plastic for precision concept modeling and validation. 

Compatible with Onyx ProMark TwoX3, X5, X7

What is PLA?

A cost-effective thermoplastic for design validation.  

When to use Precise PLA

AVAILABLE IN 8 COLORS

PLA Spools 2022
Fiberglass

Inexpensive and 11 times stiffer than ABS, fiberglass is the perfect entry-level fiber for 3D printing

Compatible with Onyx Pro, Mark Two, X5, X7, FX20

What is fiberglass material?

Extremely thin strands of glass bundled together into a fiber. Fiberglass is traditionally used in composites for boat, automobile, and aircraft manufacture.

How strong is fiberglass?

Fiberglass has a flexural strength of 210 MPa (30.5 ksi) and a tensile strength of 590 MPa (85.5 ksi). For more information on 3D printed fiberglass material properties, check out the data sheet.

FLEXURAL STIFFNESS (GPa)

HSHT Fiberglass

Delivers the highest impact resistance and heat deflection temperature of Markforged’s continuous fibers

Compatible with Mark Two, X7, FX20

When to print with high strength high temperature (HSHT) fiberglass?

With superior heat resistance and a flexural strength that is second only to carbon fiber, HSHT fiberglass is ideal for applications requiring high heat and impact resistance or high elasticity.

How strong is high strength high temperature fiberglass?

HSHT fiberglass has a flexural strength of 420 MPa (71 ksi) and a tensile strength of 600 MPa (87 ksi). For more information on HSHT fiberglass material properties, check out the data sheet.

IMPACT RESISTANCE (J/m)

Kevlar

Kevlar is a tough, lightweight material, and can bend further than any other fiber, making it ideal for 3D printing.

Compatible with Mark Two, X7, FX20

When to print with Kevlar material?

Kevlar is best utilized in parts that will take a beating. Its low density and high durability make it a great option for applications involving a lot of motion or interfacing with production parts.

What is Kevlar material?

Kevlar is a synthetic fiber developed and produced by DuPont. Know for its light weight and toughness, it is traditionally used in products such as tires, sails, rope, and protective equipment. Kevlar is an excellent material for 3D printing.

FLEXURAL STRENGTH (MPa)

Carbon fiber

Markforged’s stiffest, strongest fiber with the highest strength-to-weight ratio.

Compatible with Mark Two, X7, FX20

What is carbon fiber?

Carbon fiber is a thin filament made up of carbon atoms organized into a crystalline structure. Because of its very high stiffness and strength it is widely used in the aerospace and automotive industries.

How strong is carbon fiber?

Carbon fiber has a flexural strength of 470 MPa (68 ksi) which is 20% higher than the yield strength of 6061 aluminum. Its tensile strength is 700 MPa (102 ksi), more than twice the ultimate tensile strength of aluminum. To learn more about carbon fiber material properties, check out the data sheet.

STRENGTH TO WEIGHT (N⋅m/kg)

17-4 PH Stainless Steel

3D print metal more affordably than ever before

Compatible with Metal X

When to print with 17-4 PH Stainless Steel?

17-4 PH Stainless Steel is a hard, stiff, and corrosion resistant stainless steel. It excels in manufacturing environments and as low volume parts.

Working with 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

17-4 PH Stainless steel is best heat treated to maximize strength, hardness, or toughness. H900 condition, heating your part to 900F (482C) for four hours, yields the strongest and hardest possible parts. H1150 condition (1150F instead of 900F) can also be used to maximize toughness at the expense of ultimate tensile strength.

H-13 Tool Steel

Tool steel optimized for high temperature and wear applications

Compatible with Metal X

When to print with H13 Tool Steel?

H13 works excellently in high temperature and can withstand drastic cooling. This, coupled with abrasion resistance and machinability makes it ideal for molds and wear resistant pieces.

Working with H13 Tool Steel

Markforged H13 Tool Steel gets harder, stronger, and tougher when heat treated. We recommend air quenching at 1010C (1850F) and double tempering at 600C (1110F). For improved hardness at the expense of part toughness, you can double temper at a lower temperature (500-550C, 930–1022F).

A2 Tool Steel

General-purpose tool steel for cold-working applications

Compatible with Metal X

When to print with A2 Tool Steel?

A2 tool steel is a highly versatile air-hardening tool steel often regarded as a “universal” cold work steel. It offers a combination of good wear resistance (between O1 and D2) and toughness.

Applications

D2 Tool Steel

High-compression, wear-resistant tool steel

Compatible with Metal X

When to print with D2 Tool Steel?

D2 Tool Steel offers excellent wear resistance and is widely used in cold-work applications that require high compressive strength, sharp edges, and abrasion resistance.

Applications

Copper

Excellent thermal and electrical conductivity

Compatible with Metal X

When to print with Copper?

Copper is notoriously difficult, time consuming, and expensive to fabricate using traditional methods. 3D printing enables you to print geometrically complex copper parts with a simple workflow. Markforged offers pure copper — 99.8% Cu by weight.

Applications

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