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    The world’s strongest 3D printing materials


    Reliable materials for every stage in the production cycle.

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  • Dummy

    The world’s strongest 3D printing materials


    Reliable materials for every stage in the production cycle.

    Free Sample

Markforged Materials

Onyx Composite

Nylon mixed with chopped carbon fiber offers a high-strength thermoplastic with excellent heat resistance, surface finish, and chemical resistance.

When To 3D Print With Onyx Material

Onyx serves as a thermoplastic matrix for Markforged’s composite parts. It can be printed alone or reinforced with one of our continuous fibers to give strength comparable to aluminum. Use Onyx filament for anything from tooling and fixtures to end-use parts.

Onyx has an HDT of 145° C (293° F)

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How strong is Onyx Material for 3D Printing?

Onyx has a flexural strength of 81 MPa (11.7 ksi). For more information on Onyx material properties, check out the data sheet.

What is the difference between chopped carbon fiber and continuous carbon fiber?

Chopped carbon fiber is what is mixed into Onyx filament giving it high stiffness and strength. Continuous carbon fiber is a reinforcement fiber that can be printed in long strands, creating composite parts many times stronger and stiffer than Onyx material. For more information, read through this article.

Onyx FR Composite

Certified UL 94 V-0 rated flame-retardant nylon filled with chopped carbon fiber. Onyx FR should be used to print parts that need high-strength, low-weight, and flame-retardant properties. Reinforce Onyx FR with continuous carbon fiber to be as strong as 6061 aluminum at half the weight.

When to 3D Print with Onyx FR Material

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive parts
  • Defence
  • Electronic housings

Carbon Fibre Reinforcement

Our stiffest, strongest fiber with the highest strength-to-weight ratio. Carbon fiber material is strong enough to replace aluminum at half the weight; use it when you want superior stiffness and minimal deflection.

When To 3D Print With Carbon Fiber

  • Robotic arms
  • Inspection fixtures
  • Forming tools
  • End use parts

In three-point bending, our 3D printed carbon fibre is 8x stronger than ABS and 20% stronger than the yield strength of aluminium.

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3D printed carbon fibre is 25x more rigid than ABS and 2x more rigid than the rest of Markforged’s reinforcement fibres.

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Compared to 6061 aluminium, 3D printed carbon fibre has a 50% higher strength-to-weight ratio in flexure and 300% higher in tension.

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What is carbon fibre?

Carbon fibre is a thin filament made up of carbon atoms organised into a crystalline structure. Because of its very high stiffness and strength it is widely used in the aerospace and automotive industries.

How strong is carbon fibre?

Carbon fibre has a flexural strength of 540 MPa (78.3 ksi) which is more than 6 times greater than parts printed in only Onyx. It’s tensile strength is 800 MPa (116.0 ksi) more than twice the ultimate tensile strength of aluminium. To learn more about carbon fibre material properties, check out the data sheet.

Kevlar Fibre Reinforcement

Kevlar® is tough, lightweight material, and can bend further than any other fiber, making it ideal for 3D printing. Kevlar is best utilised in parts that will take a beating. It’s low density and high durability make it a great option for applications involving a lot of motion or interfacing with production parts.

When To 3D Print With Kevlar Material:

  • End effectors
  • Cradles
  • Soft jaws
  • End use parts

Kevlar is 8x more impact resistant than ABS while remaining 15–20% lighter than our other reinforcement fibres.

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In three-point bending, 3D printed Kevlar is 3x stronger than ABS and 6x stronger than nylon.

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3D printed Kevlar is 12x more rigid than ABS and 30x more rigid than nylon.

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What is Kevlar material?

Know for its light weight and toughness, it is traditionally used in products such as tires, sails, rope, and protective equipment. Kevlar is an excellent material for 3D printing.

How strong is Kevlar?

For a complete explanation of the material properties of 3D printed Kevlar, check out our composites data sheet.

HSHT Fibreglass Fibre Reinforcement

HSHT Fiberglass material delivers the highest impact resistance and heat deflection temperature of our continuous fibres. With superior heat resistance and a flexural strength that is second only to carbon fiber, HSHT Fiberglass is ideal for applications requiring high heat and impact resistance or high elasticity.

When To 3D Print With HSHT Fiberglass Material

  • Welding fixtures
  • Thermoset molds
  • Thermoforms
  • Mold inserts

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HSHT fiberglass has a heat deflection temperature of 150° C (302° F).

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HSHT is 29x more impact resistant than ABS and more than 100x more impact resistant than PLA.

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HSHT fibreglass has the ability to deflect nearly twice as much as carbon fibre and return to its original shape when unloaded.

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What is high strength high temperature (HSHT) fibreglass?

Extremely thin strands of glass bundled together into a fibre. Fibreglass is traditionally used in composites for boat, automobile, and aircraft manufacture.

How strong is high strength high temperature fibreglass

HSHT fibreglass has a flexural strength of 420 MPa (71 ksi) and a tensile strength of 600 MPa (87 ksi). For more information on HSHT fibreglass material properties, check out the data sheet.

Fibreglass Fibre Reinforcement

Inexpensive and 11 times stiffer than ABS, fibreglass is the perfect entry-level fibre for 3D printing. Use fibreglass composite material to print parts that are an order of magnitude stiffer than typical 3D printed objects at the most affordable price.

When To 3D Print With Fibreglass Material

  • Functional prototypes
  • Fixtures
  • Jigs
  • End use parts

3D printed fibreglass is 11x more rigid than ABS and 26x more rigid than nylon.

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In three-point bending 3D printed fibreglass is 3.5x stronger than ABS and 7x stronger than nylon.

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What is fibreglass material?

Extremely thin strands of glass bundled together into a fibre. Fibreglass is traditionally used in composites for boat, automobile, and aircraft manufacture.

How strong is fibreglass?

Fibreglass has a flexural strength of 200 MPa (29.0 ksi) and a tensile strength of 590 MPa (85.5 ksi). For more information on 3D printed fibreglass material properties, check out the data sheet.

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