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Getting Started Using the Markforged Metal X Platform

Getting Started with Markforged Metal X: A Comprehensive Guide to 3D Printing Metal after System Installation

In the world of 3D printing, the Metal X stands out as a unique and innovative solution for creating metal parts with precision and efficiency. In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of operating and maintaining the Metal X 3D printer, along with the essential steps for post-printing processes like washing and sintering. 

About Metal X

The Metal X 3D printer revolutionizes metal 3D printing by utilizing metal powder bound in a wax and plastic matrix, allowing for seamless printing on spools without the need for a dedicated space like traditional metal powder printers. This unique approach opens up new possibilities for creating intricate metal parts with ease. 

Getting Ready to Print

Before initiating a print, it is crucial to ensure the availability of materials, check the purge bin for buildup, and inspect the brushes for optimal functionality. Proper preparation ensures smooth printing and minimizes the risk of dislocations or defects in the final part. 

Navigating the Washing Process

The washing process plays a vital role in removing excess wax from the printed parts. By following meticulous steps like weighing each part, careful placement in the wash basket, and tracking the drying process, users can ensure the thorough removal of wax residues and prepare the parts for sintering. 

Sintering: The Crucial Final Step

Sintering is where the magic truly happens – transforming the printed parts into solid metal components through controlled heating and cooling processes. Understanding the gas panel, gas types used, and meticulous part placement in the sintering oven are key elements in achieving high-quality, dense metal parts. 

Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips

To maintain the Metal X in top condition, regular checks on gas levels, cleaning of exhaust filters, and addressing potential material jams are essential. By following comprehensive maintenance guidelines, users can ensure the longevity and efficiency of their Metal X 3D printer. 


Mastering the art of 3D printing with the Metal X requires attention to detail, adherence to proper procedures, and a thorough understanding of the unique features of the printer. By following the guidelines outlined in this video, users can unleash the full potential of the Metal X and create exceptional metal parts with confidence and precision. 

Technical Support

Get help from our team by Calling us at 800-364-1652 x 4. You can also get assistance by clicking the Technical Support button or the Email Our Experts button below. 

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