Metal Materials for 3D Printing

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Markforged Metal 3D Printer Materials

Manufacture metal parts for up to 100x less than traditional metal fabrication methods such as machining or casting.


A2 Tool Steel

A2 is a highly versatile general purpose tool steel with a combination of wear resistance and toughness. This steel material is used for cold-working applications including cutting equipment and high wear parts.

Key Attributes:

  • Sintered Hardness: 60 HRC
  • Wear Resistance between O1 and D2

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D2 Tool Steel

D2 is a high carbon, high chromium tool steel that offers high hardness, compressive strength and wear resistance. This steel material is used for cold-work applications that require sharp edges and abrasion resistance.

Key Attributes:

  • Sintered Hardness: 54 HRC
  • Sintered Compressive Yield Strength: 830 MPa

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H13 Tool Steel

H13 is a tool steel optimized for high-temperature and high-wear applications and can withstand drastic cooling. This, combined with the material’s abrasion resistance makes it ideal for mold applications.

Key Attributes:

  • Sintered Hardness: 45 HRC
  • Sintered Tensile Strength: 1420 MPa

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Inconel 625

Inconel is a nickel-chromium-based superalloy that is resistant to corrosion and high temperatures. This metal material makes for good functional prototypes and end-use parts for harsh environments.

Key Attributes:

  • Sintered Hardness: 7 HRC
  • Sintered Tensile Strength: 765 MPa

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Learn more about metal 3D printing in our online guide.

17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This steel material is stiff, hard and resists corrosion. It is excellent for manufacturing environments and for low volume end-use parts.

Key Attributes:

  • Sintered Hardness: 36 HRC
  • Sintered Tensile Strength: 1050 MPa

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Copper

Pure copper is a soft, ductile metal known for its high thermal and electrical conductivity. It is widely used in heat exchangers and electrical applications.

Key Attributes:

  • Electrical Conductivity: 84% IACS
  • Thermal Conductivity: 350 W/mK

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316 Stainless Steel - COMING SOON!

This marine-grade stainless steel material offers solid corrosion resistance and weldability.

Ti-6AI-4V - COMING SOON!

This titanium material has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of the Markforged metal materials, as well as corrosion resistance.

Ceramic Support Material

This is the support material used in the printing and sintering processes for metal applications. It is easily separated from the part after the sintering process.

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How Metal 3D Printing Works (video)

Watch this video to get answers to some of the common questions about the metal 3D printing process.

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eBook: Five Applications for Metal 3D Printing

Download this eBook to learn the advantages that metal 3D printing possesses over conventional fabrication methods, and see application spaces where metal wins out.

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Pricing Sheet

Get a full listing of all Markforged materials when you download our pricing PDF.

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Guide to Metal 3D Printing with Markforged

Read our guide to get answers to common questions about the metal 3D printing process.

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Contact EXBuild for a sample part from one of our machines to ensure the printer and materials meet your part’s specifications.

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