Thursday, January 29, 2015

Carbon Copy

The Mark One 3-D printer just changed manufacturing for everyone


OK, OK. We know we've hit you over the head about 3-D printers, like, a billion times.
But this. This is it.
That's because the Mark One by Mark Forged is the first 3-D printer that can print tough-as-nails carbon fiber, better known as that stuff that they make race cars and space shuttles out of.
Translation: You can now make your parts, tooling, and fixtures from a material 20 times stronger than the stuff other 3-D printers use, and a higher strength-to-weight ratio than the ubiquitous 6061-T6 aluminum found in aircraft wings and auto parts.
The Mark One can also print fiberglass, nylon, and PLA, a type of biodegradable plastic, so your options are really limitless.
It's also got the looks of a 1960s reel-to-reel tape deck, which will go nicely with your Dieter Rams-designed shelving.
You do have that already, don't you? If not, just print it out.

Mark One
Price: $5,000, ships late 2014; inquire here

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