Markforged X7. Manufacturing just went digital.

William Murphy
3 min readMar 6, 2023

The world of manufacturing is constantly evolving, and the Markforged X7 is quietly leading the way.

Heard of Industry 4.0? It’s all about digitising traditional manufacturing techniques, and making the workforce future-fit — perfect for Australia where we still have a way to go in sovereign onshore capability.

DALL-E takes a punt at what a 3D printed metal lattice structure might look like.

Our key pillar of interest is ‘Additive Manufacturing” (AM), which speaks to using 3D printing to transform R&D and end-use product alike. The X7 is an industrial strength option — this cutting-edge 3D printer is revolutionising the way products are manufactured by offering faster, more affordable, and more reliable production than traditional manufacturing.

And at Concrete Digital Engineering we’re lucky enough to offer the very first X7 printing service in Victoria, using this high end piece of hardware also sported by the US Army, among others.

The X7 packs an almighty punch with end use parts overnight.

So, what sets the Markforged X7 apart from traditional manufacturing methods? Here are just a few of the advantages:

Speed: The Markforged X7 can produce parts in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional manufacturing methods such as CNC machining or injection moulding. This means that companies can get their products to market faster, reducing lead times and improving profitability.

Cost: With traditional manufacturing methods, the cost of tooling and equipment can be prohibitively expensive, especially for small production runs. The Markforged X7 eliminates the need for tooling and can produce parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods, making it an affordable option for businesses of all sizes.

Precision: The Markforged X7 produces parts with exceptional accuracy and consistency, ensuring that every part is of the highest quality. This precision is achieved through a combination of high-resolution sensors, advanced software, and precise material deposition.

Material versatility: The Markforged X7 can print parts in a wide range of materials, including carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass. This versatility allows for the production of strong and durable parts that can withstand even the most demanding applications.

Sustainability: The Markforged X7 produces less waste than traditional manufacturing methods, reducing the environmental impact of production. Additionally, the printer uses recyclable materials, making it a sustainable option for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

How it shapes up in the real world.

In a fast-paced world, the Markforged X7 is a game-changer in the world of manufacturing. Its speed, cost-effectiveness, precision, material versatility, and sustainability make it an attractive option for businesses looking to improve their production processes.

Contact us today to learn more about how the Markforged X7 can revolutionise your manufacturing operations.

This article was written by humans and AI, working together.

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