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29 Apr 2021

Webinar May 20th: Success in Additive Manufacturing with NMG Aerospace

Success in Additive Manufacturing Series
Featuring

May 20, 2021 | 1 PM 

Join us for our next edition of our Webinar Series “Success in Additive Manufacturing”. Hear how NMG Aerospace®leader in Aerospace and Industrial engineering and manufacturing, has adopted additive manufacturing in their engineering operations.   

Dale Youngs, VP of Technology, and Nathan Hoffman, Process Engineer, will share how the company embraced additive manufacturing for tooling to assist in design visualization and production aides for hydraulic valves, linear actuators, sockets and more in their Stow, OH and Tempe, AZ facilities. In addition, a representative from Markforged will join us and share more insights on 3D printing applications in Aerospace.

Attendees will learn: 

  1. Design, quote, and process faster for shorter design cycles
  2. Increase return on investment in months not years
  3. Engineer design teams have more opportunities for design innovation 
  4. Other 3D printing applications in Aerospace

12 Apr 2021

New Markforged Metal and Carbon Fiber Design Guides

In case you missed it, Markforged has updated its 3D Printing Design Guides for both Carbon Fiber and Metal printing applications.  They are packed with great information to help plan for your next 3D printing project with either metal or carbon fiber materials.  

Make your manufacturing and product development operations run more efficiently with metal 3D printing. Metal 3D printing introduces a unique and groundbreaking method to additively manufacture metal parts. Until recently, the technology was too immature to broadly utilize in manufacturing — however, advancement in the last five years has transformed metal 3D printing into a scalable, robust solution. Implementing this technology effectively can transform your business.

Due to its newness and the excitement surrounding it, metal 3D printing is a complex field with many
misconceptions and a wide variety of technologies. In this guide, we’ll help you cut through the noise by
detailing why metal 3D printing is valuable, what technologies and materials are out there, and how you can take the first steps in adopting metal 3D printing in your own facility.

In this guide, you’ll learn about:
• The business benefits and technical advantages of using metal 3D printers.
• Types of printers and groups of printable materials available today.
• The four key application spaces of metal 3D printing.
• How to calculate ROI for a metal 3D printer, both financially and through process improvement.
• Three ways to adapt your business to be successful with metal 3D printers.

While carbon fiber 3D printing has been around for the better part of a decade, it has rapidly risen to prominence in the last few years. Today, many incumbent 3D printer manufacturers are rushing to capitalize on the term “carbon fiber 3D printing” but not all carbon fiber is created equal. This white paper covers the basics of carbon fiber in the 3D printing space — where we’ll define the different
types, examine the challenges, benefits, implementation considerations, and more. Within carbon fiber printing, we’ll take a deep dive into the benefits of Carbon Fiber Reinforcement (CFR) from Markforged.

Links that May be of Interest:

White Paper: Fundamentals of 3D Printing

 

31 Mar 2021

White Paper: Fundamentals of 3D Printing

Read about the latest trends in the 3D Printing industry with this new white paper from Markforged: Fundamentals of 3D Printing.

As the global 3D printing market is expected to reach 21 billion U.S. dollars globally in 2021, various industries — from manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, robotics, education, and more — are tapping into the numerous opportunities and innovations.

This guide will cover the fundamentals, and examine the promise and reality of the technology.

Table of Contents:

  • The Promise of 3D Printing
  • The Reality of Fused Filament Fabrication Printing
  • Defining key terms
  • Fused Filament Fabrication printers: A closer look
  • Fused Filament Fabrication: The anatomy of a 3D printed part
  • Continuous Fiber Reinforcement: The basics and advantages
  • How The Digital Forge from Markforged will transform your organization

Download the White Paper 

 

 

 

18 Mar 2021

Markforged Introduces Blacksmith: Adaptive Manufacturing with AI for Markforged X7 Printers

Today, Markforged announced the availability of BlackSmith software that delivers AI capabilities for real time adaptive manufacturing that supports X7 Industrial Printers.

With Blacksmith, X7 is the Only Industrial Grade Printer with In Process-Part Verification, enabling self-correcting capabilities to print in-spec parts right off the printer bed.

Get to market faster with confidence in your parts by streamlining the quality control process for 3D printed parts on the X7. By scanning parts while they print, the X7 is the only industrial-grade FFF 3D printer with in-process part verification.

Get Reliable Parts Right Off the Print Bed

Get AI capabilities with Blacksmith.  The software is a subscription feature available through Eiger, the additive manufacturing software for Markforged. It scans, measures, and compares dimensional accuracy data of printed parts to their design files — giving manufacturers reliable parts right off the print bed.

Benefits of Blacksmith Software:

  • Verified prints off the print bed — Get known good parts at the point of fabrication. Generate, compare, and automatically store quality reports for any part printed with Blacksmith.
  • Accessible and integrated workflow — Integrate regular part inspection into your additive workflow with a single click. No specialized training or complicated inspection equipment needed.
  • Confirmed fleet conformity — Print consistent, predictable parts across a global fleet. Remove any headaches about part variability.
  • Controlled additive quality process — Establish a standardized process for measuring additively manufactured parts.
  • Expand additive applications — Transition business critical parts from traditional manufacturing to additive manufacturing with increased confidence in part quality.

Special promotion for X7 Gen 1 Customers:

Get One (1) Complimentary Turbo Print Upgrade with purchase of 1 or 3 Year Blacksmith License

The upgrade kit includes hardware and software components and is available for purchase for $4,900 starting March 18th.

Watch the Video:

Download Flyers:

Markforged Blacksmith for X7

Markforged Blacksmith X7 Datasheet

Markforged Blacksmith Composite Printer Comparison

Learn More:

Industrial X7 Printers

Blacksmith Software with AI for X7

 

22 Feb 2021

Replay: Success In Additive Manufacturing with Humanetics

In the first webinar of our Series: Success in Additive Manufacturing we feature Humanetics, the global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of test crash dummies who successfully adopted additive manufacturing in their operations.

Humanetics adopted 3D printing in the early additive manufacturing days when they were looking for alternatives to cost-effectively replace the ribs in crash test dummies using 3D printing technology that could match the strength and durability needed for their test conditions. They discovered new cost savings and production speed using Markforged 3D Industrial Composite printers.

Join us and hear Kris Sullenberger, Sr. Design Engineer, share how the company continues to evolve their additive manufacturing capabilities and applications at their Huron facility.

The presentation also introduces the Markforged Metal X 3D Printer and shares useful Metal applications.

Click below to register for the replay:

22 Dec 2020

Future of Additive Series: Design for Additive Live Stream Replay

In our last broadcast for “The Future of Additive” Series held at Youngstown Business Incubator’s (YBI) 3D Printing lab, we had special agenda that addressed key solutions around Designing for Additive applications.  This presentation included:

Sign up to watch the Live Stream replay here:

There are 2 more events planned in the series, sign up now to watch those events broadcast live from YBI:

January 14th, 2021, 1:00 pm EST

February 18th, 2021, 1;00 pm EST

29 Oct 2020

Video: Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE

Drive Innovation Cycles with Reverse Engineering end to end using PLM software with 3D Printing and 3D Scanning tools

Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet presented at COExperience 2020 showcasing how to Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE.  This presentation shows how a team manages a reverse engineering project from end to end using a variety of tools:

  • 3DEXPERIENCE platform will be the software used to govern the project, re-engineer the part, and validate it with simulation. 
    • CATIA
    • SIMULIA
    • ENOVIA
  • Creaform HandySCAN BLACK 3D Scanner will be used to digitize the part at the beginning of the process to enable the team to reverse engineer the part.
  • Markforged Metal X 3D Printer is used at the end to 3D print the re-engineered part.

Watch the video:

Learn more about Reverse Engineering:

Reverse Engineering

The Future of Additive is NOW