Our team is looking to learn how to incorporate more additive manufacturing into our design process. We’re looking into printing with CF-reinforced nylon so we can replace some COTS parts and create some things we otherwise wouldn’t be able to do.
Based on some preliminary research I’ve done, most filaments with chopped CF do not compare well in strength with Markforged Onyx filament. However, buying into the Markforged ecosystem is very expensive (at least twice as expensive for a comparable quality printer compared to the Markforged Onyx One).
Reviews of the Markforged Onyx filament seem to suggest that non-Markforged printers should be able to print Onyx as well, but it seems like nobody has actually tried this (or at least, not posted about it online). It seems that at least the Onyx One doesn’t do anything overly special to print Onyx (at least not anything essential to making quality parts).
To those that have Onyx filament in stock, and a non-Markforged 3D printer equipped to print CF-infused materials: have you ever tried printing Onyx on a non-Markforged printer? If so, does it work well?