Onyx FR (Fire Retardant) Material, Aluminium Strength, Half the Weight. Only with Markforged.

Introducing Markforged’s new material (Onyx FR) designed for use within the Aerospace, Defense and Automotive industries. Traditional plastics will burn but Onyx FR being V-0 rated in the UL94 flammability test self extinguishes, in less then 10 seconds. Onyx FR …

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George Field

August 7, 2019

Introducing Markforged’s new material (Onyx FR) designed for use within the Aerospace, Defense and Automotive industries.

Traditional plastics will burn but Onyx FR being V-0 rated in the UL94 flammability test self extinguishes, in less then 10 seconds. Onyx FR maintains its unmatched strength, high surface finish and superior print quality – whilst resisting fire.

Testing Flaammability

Onyx FR (Fire Retardant)

When Onyx FR is smartly reinforced with strands of carbon fiber, the end part is as strong as aluminium, but half the weight. All whilst meeting fire safety standards. Kevlar and fiberglass reinforcement is also possible for alternative applications, such as vibration resistance.

“Onyx FR opens up more applications for 3D printing across automotive, aerospace, and defense industries because it meets higher fire safety standards. When these parts are reinforced with strands of continuous carbon fiber, they are as strong as aircraft-grade aluminum at half the weight,” said Jon Reilly, VP of Product at Markforged.

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Markforged’s Eiger software makes selecting material for the job at hand easy. Use tools to easily design the strength you require into your parts, using patented continuous part reinforcement technology. Try Eiger today to get a feel for print times, materials available and designing strength into parts.

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Industrial 3D Printing

Onyx FR is available to new and existing users of the Markforged Industrial X series printers such as the X5, X5 or X7. To learn more about the industrial line of printers check out our industrial 3D printing information post.

Markforged has produced Industrial Strength 3D Printing materials since 2013 from their base in Boston, USA. Currently employing more than 270 employees globally and $137 in strategic & venture capital.

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