Markforged, Methods 3D establish 3D printing partnership

Methods 3D will provide sales, service and support for the Markforged line of 3D printers.

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Methods 3D Inc. (Sudbury, MA, US), a provider of production-grade 3D printing solutions, announced that it has established a partnership with Markforged (Somerville, MA), an innovator in composites 3D printing. Methods 3D will provide sales, service and support for the Markforged line of 3D printers including the Onyx series, Mark Two and Mark X. The partnership will expand access to both companies’ advanced additive manufacturing solutions to manufacturers across North America.

Markforged is an innovative 3D printing company that delivers working parts made of carbon fiber composites. Markforged invented a proprietary continuous carbon fiber filament printing method and its products are used in the industrial, automation, automotive, aerospace and medical industries in more than 50 countries.

“Markforged printers are an ideal complement to our extensive suite of additive manufacturing solutions,” says Jamie Hanson, COO, Methods 3D. “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 Markforged partnership will also enable Methods Machine Tools’ Automation Group to design, integrate and provide unlimited 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,” says Greg Mark, CEO, Markforged. “We are excited to partner with a company that has a proven track record of delivering excellent, innovative manufacturing solutions.”