Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Methods 3D, Markforged sign partnership

May 17, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

May 17, 2017 – Methods 3D, a provider of 3D printing solutions, says it will provide sales, service and support for the Markforged line of 3D printers, which includes the Onyx series, Mark Two and Mark X.

According to the parties, the partnership will expand access to both companies’ advanced additive manufacturing solutions to manufacturers across North America.

Markforged describes itself as an innovative 3D printing company that delivers same-day working parts made of carbon fiber composites, noting that it invented a continuous carbon fiber filament printing method.
“Markforged printers are an ideal complement to our extensive suite of additive manufacturing solutions,” said Jamie Hanson, Methods 3D COO. “With Markforged, we will significantly enhance our customers’ production efficiencies by enabling them to quickly create tools, jigs and fixtures for myriad industrial applications. Our deep experience in metalworking manufacturing combined with Markforged’s expertise in high strength parts is a perfect match for meeting today’s demanding manufacturing challenges.”

The partnership will also enable Methods Machine Tools’ Automation Group to design, integrate and provide solutions for its CNC machining automation systems “with the ability to print unique end of arm tooling components for robots, jigs, fixtures and more.”

“Methods 3D offers a broad additive manufacturing platform and is on the leading edge of 3D printing as well as traditional manufacturing,” added Greg Mark, CEO of Markforged. “We are excited to partner with a company that has a proven track record of delivering excellent, innovative manufacturing solutions.”

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