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7th June 2017, Ambridge, MA

Markforged makes software freely available

Markforged, the inventor of the world’s first carbon fibre printer based in Ambridge, Massachusetts, is making its Eiger software available free of charge to interested designers and engineers. Eiger is an all-in-one software solution that drives the 3D printing of strong parts across the expanding roster of Markforged printers.

Users can upload any CAD file and discover what makes Markforged unique – fibre reinforcement using various material combinations and geometries for strength and specific engineered properties across composites and metals. For the first time, non-customers can anticipate material usage and weight, material costs, and print times. Parts can be designed virtually across the Markforged portfolio of materials – Onyx with carbon fibre (chopped carbon reinforced nylon), high strength fibreglass or Kevlar reinforcement. The ability to print with metals will be available soon.

Eiger is an all-in-one software solution that drives the 3D printing of strong parts across the expanding roster of Markforged printers. © Markforged

Individuals who purchase a printer after signing up for an Eiger trial account can add their new printer to that account. Parts, fibre reinforcement parameters and other print metrics can be saved, allowing users to start printing their parts immediately after buying a printer.

“Eiger lets engineers convert any STL file into a printable, fibre-reinforced model in seconds,” says Ben Sklaroff, senior software engineer at Markforged. “You can add continuous carbon fibre to your part with one click and we’ll auto-route it for optimal strength, but you also have full layer-by-layer control if you want to optimize your part’s strength-to-cost. Users file support tickets just to tell us they’re impressed how powerful and easy-to-use our software is. Now anyone can create an account and upload their design to discover how to print truly strong parts.”

Using Google Chrome, Eiger users can securely access their files from anywhere at any time. The software is also available in a local storage version or fully on-premises as needed.

To register for a free Eiger trial click here

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