Power Transmission

Wheel Shaft

This wheel shaft holds adjustable guide wheels onto a railroad frog grinder. Each part is loaded with the full weight of the grinder and subject to shock loads.

Efficient Fabrication

Stanley Black & Decker used to machine these parts out of a single block of steel. Because of the size of the flange and the length of the shaft, this meant that ~90% of the stock material was wasted in each part. With the help of Markforged engineers, Stanley Black & Decker redesigned the wheel shaft to be a three part assembly. By purchasing an off-the-shelf shaft and key, they were able to easily print the flange on the Metal X. The new assembly passed both durability and abuse drop testing.

Affordable Metal 3D Printing

Our 3D printing is less expensive than alternative additive manufacturing technologies and costs less than traditional fabrication technologies like machining or casting.

Manufacturing Made Easy

Our cloud-based printer management software, built-in touchscreen interface and automatic material tracking make the Metal X system the simplest way to manufacture metal parts.