Design Engineering

Fiber reinforced ULTEM printer

Markforged’s FX20 features high-performance, flame-retardant thermoplastic build material.

November 29, 2021   by DE staff

Markforged unveiled its FX20 printer that can produce flame-retardant, high-performance thermoplastic. It’s build material combines ULTEM 9085 filament with Markforged’s proprietary Continuous Fiber Reinforcement printing technology. The FX20 has a heated build chamber capable of maintaining up to a 200°C and the capacity to print parts up to 525mm x 400mm x 400mm. It’s also eight times faster than the company’s existing line of composite printers, the company says. The FX20 and ULTEM 9085 filament are expected to ship worldwide in the first half of 2022.

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