Join Us in Derby for the Launch of the MarkForged 3D Composites Printer

The city is the first in the UK to have one of the world’s first-ever high strength desktop 3D composite printers, as well as being chosen as the location for the UK’s launch of the technology.

The machine which is designed, developed and produced by US company MarkForged is getting its UK launch on Monday the 22nd of June at Derby University’s Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering, and we’ve been asked by the University to stop by and take a look.

The University’s team is working with CREAT3D (the company’s UK distributor) along with Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering and Enscite to bring this technology to the UK, to unveil, showcase and demonstrate its modelling and prototyping capabilities at the event.

The Mark One uses Fused Filament Fabrication and Composite Filament Fabrication to print functional nylon parts with the ability to add reinforced fibres in Carbon Fibre, Kevlar or Fibreglass, at low cost. This creates an unparalleled ability to create not only advanced prototypes, but also high strength end-use parts, that can have components embedded in them during the print process.

The desktop composite 3D printer is in residence at Derby’s Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), and represents a major investment initiative from the University of Derby, reinforcing its support for advanced manufacturing and engineering companies in the region.

The event will provide you with an insight into the latest 3D printing technology developments, the opportunity to see the new Mark One in action, and to consult with the CREAT3D team of experts. There will also be a selection of other desktop 3D printers showcasing a range of capabilities.

The event is free and starts from 10:30 this Monday! If you’re interested in attending, just follow this link to get your ticket.

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