Although nylon has been used in manufacturing for almost a century, it is a relatively new material in 3D printing. However, the material is becoming increasingly popular because of its relatively low cost and ability to produce durable parts for a variety of applications.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic uncovered that traditional supply chains were not as strong as we once thought. Nations, organizations, and groups needed to rapidly manage the effect of inventory network disruption, deal with a dispersed labor force, and relieve pressures from the biggest worldwide pandemic during our lifetime.
Onyx ESD is the most advanced polymer Markforged has ever developed. Onyx ESD is an ESD-safe micro carbon fiber filled nylon composite base material with similar mechanical properties and surface finish to Markforged Onyx.