Markforged Holding Corporation, a pioneer in improving manufacturing resiliency through industrial production innovation, has reached a new level of success in 3D printing technology. The company announced the release of Vega™, an ultra high-performance material that can revolutionise the aerospace manufacturing industry. This cutting-edge filament, designed for use on the prestigious FX20™ printer, promises a paradigm shift in manufacturing efficiency by combining strength and precision in an impressive manner.
Vega™ exemplifies Markforged’s unwavering commitment to material innovation and excellence. Engineered with chopped carbon fiber-filled polymers, this high-performance material not only mimics but also outperforms aluminium in a variety of ways. It is a significant step forward, demonstrating the company’s ability to deliver products that combine robustness with refined surface quality.
Vega High-Performance Material in Aerospace Manufacturing
“Vega incorporates PEKK, a proven aerospace material known for its exceptional strength and stiffness. This high-performance material is poised to redefine the standards in print quality for high-temperature thermoplastics and boost the FX20 printer’s adoption.”– Shai Terem, CEO of Markforged
Vega™ is more than just a filament; it’s a gateway to expanding aerospace applications. Its exceptional surface quality, which exceeds that of most high-temperature plastics used in additive manufacturing, makes it ideal for aesthetically pleasing aerospace parts with a smooth black matte finish.
Unparalleled Quality and Design Flexibility
The inherent print quality of Vega is one of its most notable features. It reduces the need for extensive post-processing by minimizing defects and warping, which are common issues with high-temperature plastics. This improved quality leads to higher part acceptance rates during inspections, which streamlines production and delivers cost-effective solutions.
Vega™ also provides unprecedented design flexibility without sacrificing strength when combined with Markforged’s Continuous Fiber Reinforcement technology. This collaboration opens the door to new applications, extending the utility of 3D printing in aerospace manufacturing from aesthetic parts to non-critical structural components.
Markforged also launched its FX10 industrial 3D Printer at Formnext 2023.
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