Metal X System Wash 1 & Sinter 2
An accessible end-to-end metal 3D printing solution for functional metal parts, next-day.
Complete 3D Metal Printing Solution from Additive-X including Wash 1 and Sinter 2
Using Markforged's ADAM technology, the Metal X makes metal 3D printing more accessible than ever before.
- Range of Materials: 3D print parts in 6 different metals.
- Large Build Volume: Print big with the 300 x 220 x 180 mm (WDH) build volume.
- Ultra-Fine Resolution: Print fine detail, down to a layer height of 50-microns.
- Flexibility: Use already installed wash stations and furnaces if available.
To determine how much money your organisation could save with the Metal X, contact our team about a cost benefit analysis.
The Metal X System is the most accessible way to fabricate complex metal parts in the widest variety of advanced metals.
From the company that revolutionised carbon fibre, Kevlar and fibreglass 3D printing comes a new breakthrough in metal 3D printing. The Metal X is a metal 3D printer that utilises a process called ADAM (Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing) to print parts. This process uses metal powder and bulk sintering to create true-to-design solid metal parts, that can be made from a wide range of metals including Copper and 17-4 stainless steel.
The Metal X - The Ultimate Metal 3D Printer
The Metal X has a build volume of 300 mm x 220 mm x 180 mm (WDH) with an enclosed build chamber. It can print down to a layer height of 50-microns, and the user can make use of honeycomb infills and other geometries which would be impossible with subtractive and traditional manufacturing processes.
The Wash-1 is a solvent-based debinding system. It primarily uses Opteon SF-79, a high-performance fluid designed to offer superior cleaning power, higher efficiency, and safety in an environmentally sustainable way — Opeton SF-80 or Tergo Metal Cleaning Fluid can be substituted if needed.
The Wash-1 operates with simple ventilation and features an extremely simple user experience. It’s been tested and verified as a shop-safe system.
The Markforged Sinter-2 is a highly optimized tube furnaces used for sintering 3D printed metal parts. It provides leading edge sintering reliability and run times and are equipped with advanced safety features. The Sinter-2 is more advanced than the Sinter-1 — featuring a larger working volume, more precise temperature control, and a mechanical door interlock.
The Sinter-1 and Sinter-2 typically have run times between 26 and 31 hours. However, the Sinter-2 can process small parts in express mode, where it can sinter up to 250g of parts in just 17 hours.
Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing
3D printing metal parts has never been simpler than with the Metal X. Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing prints your part using a bound metal powder surrounded by plastic. The plastic is then dissolved, and the metal powder sintered. The resulting parts are solid metal, with the same strength and durability as metal parts that have been cast.
The Metal X can 3D print several metals, including: 17-4 Stainless Steel, H-13 Tool Steel, 6061 Aluminum (Beta), 7075 Aluminum (Beta), A-2 Tool Steel (Beta), D-2 Tool Steel (Beta), Copper, IN Alloy (Inconel) 625 (Beta) and Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Beta). The metals with beta next to them are currently in the last stages of testing, and will be approved for customers soon.
What People Say
“Not only is the material used with the Metal X meant to be safe to handle, but the ADAM process offers design and production advantages that powder bed processes don’t have.”
– Michael Molitch-Hou
“If you can afford a half million to million dollar metal printer, buy one. For the rest of the world, this is for you”
–Greg Mark, Markforged CEO
|Materials||Stainless Steel 17-4 PH & 316L (Beta), Tool Steel (A2, D2, H13), Inconel 625, Copper|
|Layer Height||50-200 microns (0.05-0.2 mm)|
|Build Dimensions||300 mm x 220 mm x 180 mm|
|Max Part Size||250 x 183 x 150 (9.8 x 7.2 x 5.9 in), 10kg|
|Technology||Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing|
|Software||Eiger (Free Trial)|
|Supports||Same Material with Ceramic Release Layer|
|Dimensions||575 mm x 467 mm x 1120 mm|
|Weight (KG)||< 114|
|Power Requirements||100-240VAC, 2400W (20A peak), IEC60320 Type C20|
- Metal X Printer
- 1 x Stainless Steel 17-4 Material Cartridge
- 1 x Print Bed
- 3 x Metal Material Nozzles
- 1 x Torque Driver
- 1 x Metal Nozzle Torque Bit (7mm)
- 1 x Allen Wrench