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24 Apr 2019

Introducing Nylon White for Markforged 3D Printers

Announcing Nylon White composite material available for the Mark Two and X7 Markforged 3D Printers.

It is now possible to print in Nylon and Onyx on the same printhead! But what is Nylon White?

  • Nylon White is an engineering thermoplastic that is non-abrasive and can be easily painted.
  • It replaces Tough Nylon, which will no longer be available for purchase after mid-July 2019

Nylon White is better than what came before in every way – including being more easily printable, stronger and stiffer, non-abrasive, even more moisture resistant, and smoother.

It is available to purchase right now – just give us a call.

When should you use Nylon White?

  • When you need to customize any part that needs to be smooth and non-abrasive that will come into contact with Class A cosmetic surfaces.
  • When you need to easily paint or dye any parts to enhance designs, color code, or increase visibility.

Nylon White FAQ

  • Is Nylon food safe?
    • The base material is food safe, but we have not certified the overall process (spooling the filament through printing it) as food safe
  • What layer heights are supported?
    • Same as layer heights supported for Tough Nylon today.
      • Non-reinforced: 100 μm or 200 μm
      • Reinforced: default to 100 μm (HSHT, Kevlar, Fiberglass) and 125 μm (Carbon Fiber)
  • Which printers print Nylon White?
    • X7 and Mark Two print Nylon White.
  • Will you come out with more colors?
    • Yes, we plan to in the future.
23 Apr 2019

Additive Manufacturing Lunch & Learn Workshops

Join Adaptive at one of our 3D Scan to 3D Print Technologies workshops:

May 7th
US Space and Rocket Center, Educator Resource Ctr – Main Classroom
Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama

 

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May 15th
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando Airport
7300 Augusta National Dr., Orlando, Florida

 

 

July 24

Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta Airport/Millennium Center

2301 Sullivan Rd.

College Park, (Atlanta) GA

Learn how to speed up time to market, improve supply chain efficiency, and cut engineering costs by attending our Lunch and Learn. The agenda includes automating in-process inspection with 3D scanning, going directly from 3D scanner to any 3D printing system and how to go from prototype to tooling and part replacements with 3D printing.

You won’t just sit through a lecture, you will experience a live demonstration during this three-hour event. Bring a part to have scanned and printed!

 

08 Mar 2019

March 15th: See the Metal X – 3D Printing Lunch & Learn in Grayslake, IL

 

Join us Friday, March 15th for Lunch & Learn is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest and most advanced 3D Printers by Markforged.

Lunch & Learn Location:

RE3DTECH
888 E. Belvidere RD., Ste. 419

Grayslake, IL 60030

11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Finally affordable 3D Printing!  Make replacement parts or tooling at a fraction of the cost of milling or machining with our Industrial and Metal 3D Printers.

We don’t just talk about it. We show you! See LIVE demonstrations
during a 2-hour educational session on additive manufacturing.

Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required.  Don’t wait seating is limited.

We look forward to seeing you there and
getting your questions answered.

Greater flexibility, better quality parts, and quicker time to market
all mean a greater ROI.

16 Jul 2018

Modern Machine Shop Reprint: Toolmaker uses 3D printing to produce composite workholding fixtures

Read how an Adaptive customer solved their production bottleneck challenges with 3D printing in a recent article published on the Modern Machine Shop website.

Elliott Tool is a tube tool and burnishing product manufacturer located in Dayton, Ohio. They were having difficulties keeping up with the demand for custom fixtures and dies to meet their customer orders. They turned to Markforged and their Mark Two 3D printing system to ease their production bottleneck. They were so impressed with the lightweight ONYX material they began using 3D printing for their end use parts.

Read More…

10 May 2018

Adaptive in the News: Design2Part A New Era of 3D Printing

In this Design2Part article, Frank Thomas explains how 3D Printing has evolved as a valid approach for manufacturers to enhance their agility on the plant floor by employing 3D printing for additive manufacturing. Whether they create replacement parts, tooling or jigs, the advancements in the durability of materials has enabled 3D Printing to be a dependable solution that is more affordable than ever before. Here are a few excerpts from Frank:

Thomas said that until fairly recently, additive manufacturing was used most often as a tool to create parts that you could hand to somebody so that they could see it, touch it, and provide some input as to what might need to be changed or modified. But that’s changed in recent years as new materials have been developed that enable printers to make stronger, more durable parts.

“Metal printing has always been there, but that has an economic value proposition that’s a bit challenging for it,” he said in an interview. “The ABS and nylon and other plastic 3D printers, up until the last couple of years, weren’t necessarily dimensionally accurate, and then they had challenges creating a part that’s functional. That’s what I think is different about the market today, compared to just, really, a couple of years ago.”

If the demand for 3D printed metal parts is going to grow significantly, especially for critical use cases, OEMs will have to be able to count on high-quality parts. Thomas believes the additive metal industry is up to the challenge because he’s already seen major improvements in quality in recent years.

“At the end of the day, this is really a materials game. If the materials that we’re able to bring to the market provide the end use quality that people are looking for, that’s critical.”

Read the entire article here