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How Markforged FX20 Can Enhance the CNC Machining Process in Your Company

by Christian Behrens-Thomsen on Feb 24, 2023

How Markforged FX20 Can Enhance the CNC Machining Process in Your Company

Introduction

CNC machining is a popular manufacturing process that involves the use of computer-controlled tools to create precise parts and components from raw materials. However, the process can be time-consuming and expensive, especially when producing complex geometries or parts with unique shapes. The Markforged FX20 is a game-changing technology that can enhance the CNC machining process in your company, making it faster, more efficient, and cost-effective.

Increased Strength and Durability

The Markforged FX20 is a 3D printer that uses Continuous Fiber Fabrication (CFF) technology to create parts with increased strength and durability. This technology involves the use of continuous strands of composite material, such as carbon fiber, fiberglass, or Kevlar, which are woven layer by layer to create a part. The resulting parts are up to 10 times stronger than traditional 3D printed parts and have a higher resistance to impact and wear. This makes them ideal for use in CNC machining, where parts need to withstand high loads and forces. The parts from the FX20 can replace aluminum parts, as the Onyx fiber enforced parts are just as strong.

Improved Accuracy and Precision

The Markforged FX20 uses a combination of CFF and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technologies to create parts with improved accuracy and precision. The FFF technology involves the use of thermoplastic filaments, such as nylon or ABS, which are melted and extruded layer by layer to create a part. This technology allows for the creation of intricate geometries and complex shapes that are difficult to achieve with CNC machining alone. The resulting parts have a high level of accuracy and precision, making them ideal for use in CNC machining applications where tight tolerances are required.

Reduced Lead Times and Costs

The Markforged FX20 can significantly reduce lead times and costs associated with CNC machining. With the ability to create strong, durable, and accurate parts in-house, companies can eliminate the need for outsourcing or purchasing expensive tooling and equipment. This can result in significant cost savings and faster turnaround times for customers. Additionally, the Markforged FX20 can reduce the amount of waste generated during CNC machining, as parts can be printed with minimal material usage and optimized designs.

Conclusion

The Markforged FX20 is a powerful technology that can enhance the CNC machining process in your company. With increased strength and durability, improved accuracy and precision, and reduced lead times and costs, the Markforged FX20 can help your company stay competitive in today's fast-paced manufacturing industry. By incorporating this technology into your CNC machining process, you can create high-quality parts faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost.