Ever since Markforged de-facto created the entirely new market of continuous composites 3D printing many new companies have entered this vibrant and high-potential segment of AM, making competition much stronger and thus rapidly driving innovation. As startups and companies such as 9T Labs, Anisoprint, Caracol (and Desktop Metal) and many more entered this sector as market is now starting to take form.
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According to a Markforged press release, the FX20 will be the biggest, fastest and most sophisticated 3D printer Markforged has ever produced. Together with Markforged’s software and materials, the FX20 will transform the Digital Forge into a next-generation additive manufacturing platform capable of printing high-temperature thermoplastics reinforced with continuous fiber at the click of a button.
“The FX20 is a beast of a machine and represents our commitment to providing innovative solutions to our customers to empower them to build anything they can imagine,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “The addition of the FX20 to the Digital Forge strengthens our leading position in the additive manufacturing market by enabling the robust production of lightweight, advanced composite parts. With this combination of hardware and software, our customers will be able to count on Markforged for the production of the end-use, mission-critical parts that are required to overcome the limitations of traditional manufacturing. This builds resilient and sustainable supply chains that extend directly to the point-of-need.”
By printing high-strength, more accurate and higher performance parts, the FX20 will be even better suited to meet the needs of even the most demanding and regulated industries, such as aerospace, defense, automotive and oil & gas.
The FX20 is expected to be shipping worldwide in the first half of 2022.