Manchester Metrology has been running the Markforged 2 3D printer around the clock, to produce visors for the NHS free of charge.

The Markforged 2 is a 3D printer for serious engineering and manufacturing applications. This is the first 3D printer in the world capable of printing composite materials with a heat deflection temperature of 140°C.

So, in addition to being able to reinforce nylon parts with continuous strands of carbon fibre, you can now reinforce parts with high-temperature materials like polycarbonate.

With Manchester Metrology, 3D scanning and printing has never been more accessible.