3D printer review

Review Markforged Mark Two; finally printing with real composite

By Site editors - Disclosure - Price update: 22 October 2019 -

The Mark Two combines Markforged's unique continuous carbon fiber reinforcement with workhorse reliability for the strongest, most versatile parts in our portfolio. It is the only printer in the industry that enables you to go from CAD to beautiful, end-use strong parts in hours. 

The Mark Two Professional is the first and only 3D printer capable of printing with High Temperature Fiberglass, as well as kevlar, regular fiberglass, and carbon fiber. That means you can print incredibly strong, resilient, and industrial grade parts with this printer (your parts will be as strong as aluminum).

The upgraded Mark Two now has a 40% faster fiber printing process, the ability to reinforce features 15 times smaller than before, and a multitude of other software, hardware, and materials improvements. Say goodbye to CNC machines and hello to the new Mark Two Professional 3D printer.

Are you tired of printing parts on your 3D printer that constantly break? This printer allows you to print parts that are stiffer and stronger than any other 3D printer. In addition to printing with High Temp Fiberglass, you can also print with kevlar, carbon fiber, and regular fiberglass. As a result you will have the ability to create parts with a variety of materials which are uniquely suited to particular applications. 

Easy-To-Use
Marrkforced builds their own 3D printing software that comes with The Mark Two. Printing a part to be flexible or strong is easy and intuitive.

Precision Design
The Mark Two print bed clicks into place with 10 micron accuracy – allowing you to pause a print, remove the bed, add components, click the bed back in and then continue the print in the exact same position.

What is the expert's opinion?

Quotes from other experts:

All3DP:
Review Markforged Mark Two
The Markforged Mark Two is definitely a printer that’s unique, that expands what 3D printing can do and it does a tremendous job at it. I really like the printer, I like how well everything clicks together, and things like the web-only, simplified slicer add well to the experience and make sure that using this process doesn’t require you to do hours of training first.
Score: 8.0
Think3D:
Review Markforged Mark Two
Mark Two is best professional 3D printer make manufacturing a much simpler process. We were particularly impressed by the ability of this system Mark2 makes it possible from prototyping to making extremely strong parts for real use to produce such objects as tooling, production fixtures, end-use parts all high strength and lightweight due to the CFF process.
Score: 9.5


Conclusion

Faster than the Mark Two predecessor you will be able to print durable parts or tools for effective professional use; as flexible or inflexible as you want. The ease of use, many features, the print precision, the pause option, speed, touch screen and the software are big Pro's fro this 3D printer. The only downsides are the printer’s base price, which is already pretty hefty, but there’s just nothing else to compare it to and the 100 micron resolution. The resolution its good, but not great. There are printers on the market today with a resolution of 20 microns, but they still can not reflect all the great pros this printer has to offer. This printer sets the next big step in 3D printing.

8.8
  • Speed • Precision • Use • Carbon Fiber Composite printing (30x stronger than ABS) • Software
  • Resolution • Price
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    Specifications

    Print specifications

    Printing technology Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Composite Filament Fabrication (CFF)
    Layer Resolution (micron / mm) FFF 100, CFF 200

    Printing

    Filament systeem (Open/closed) Closed

    Physical characteristics printer

    Number of extruders 2 (Dual Extruder)

    Software/System Requirements

    Software included Eiger (Cloud Enabled)

    Markforged Mark Two

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    Markforced - The Mark Two combines Markforged's unique continuous carbon fiber reinforcement with workhorse reliability for the strongest, most versatile parts in Markforced's portfolio. It is the only printer in the industry that enables you to go from CAD to beautiful, end-use strong parts in hours. With your choice of reinforcement and plastics, remove the time, hassle and design iterations and...

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