Markforged releases superalloy for 3D printing
Markforged has announced that Inconel 625 is now available with the Markforged Metal X system. The company says that the "new, easy-to-print material" is highly resistant to corrosion and high temperatures, and is used for applications that are exposed to harsh environments. 3D printing Inconel 625 is meant to reduce lead times and part cost. Inconel is difficult to machine, but Markforged says it removes that barrier with metal 3D printing and creates expanded applications, such as creating geometrically complex parts, that were otherwise difficult to manufacture.
“Inconel is traditionally a difficult and expensive material to work with. Before Markforged, many would have to wait for a contract supplier, invest significantly in mold creation, or purchase a powder-based process that requires intensive facility build-outs and highly trained technicians,” said Jon Reilly, VP of Product at Markforged. “Now manufacturing Inconel is fast, safe, and affordable.”
The addition of Inconel 625 rounds out the lineup of Markforged materials for metal 3D printing, including 17-4 PH stainless steel, H13 tool steel, A2 tool steel, and D2 tool steel.