3D Printing with Fusion and Markforged

Selin Cinemre Selin Cinemre May 1, 2024

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The Markforged Add-In for Autodesk Fusion provides a seamless bridge between Autodesk Fusion and Markforged’s Eiger, a powerful online 3D printing platform. This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to use this connection to prepare and manage your models for remote printing on Markforged printers.

Setting up the add-in

After you’ve downloaded the Add-In from the App Store and opened your desired project in Fusion, you’ll notice a new group in the Design Workspace ribbon. This group offers three options:

  1. Launch Markforged Eiger: This option opens the Eiger platform in your browser.
  2. Upload to Markforged Eiger: This allows you to upload your part to Eiger for print preparation.
  3. Create metal binder jet setup: This option automatically creates a setup for generating the print file for the Markforged binder jet printer.

Uploading your model to Eiger

To upload your part to Eiger, choose ‘Upload to Markforged Eiger’. Enter the necessary API access key and API secret key. Remember, these keys can be generated exclusively by an Eiger organization owner. Next, select the model you wish to upload and the user who’s uploading it. If your part is a solid body, you’ll have the option to select the tessellation quality. Remember to choose the tessellation quality that best suits your project needs for optimal results. After making your selections, hit ‘Upload model’ to send your design to Eiger.

Next, select the model you wish to upload and the user who’s uploading it. If your part is a solid body, you’ll have the option to select the tessellation quality. After making your selections, hit “Upload model” to send your design to Eiger.

Sending your model to Markforged’s binder jet printer

If you’re looking to send your model to a Markforged binder jet printer, head back to the Markforged group in your Design Workspace ribbon and select “Create Markforged Metal Binder Jet Setup”. Subsequently, once the binder jet setup is created, generate your machine build file and upload it to your machine.

Using the Markforged Add-In, prepare your models for printing directly within Fusion. Additionally, manage your prints on the printers with ease, all from the same interface.

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