New program seeks to enable massive adoption among large manufacturers

WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Markforged, the Boston-area 3D printer company transforming manufacturing, today introduced Markforged Additive Manufacturing University, a new program designed to help businesses accelerate and facilitate the adoption of 3D printing. Incorporating years of experience working with the world’s largest manufacturers, the university will bridge the knowledge gap in both additive design and operations to unlock faster time to market, improved efficiency and increased profitability for manufacturers of any size. To learn more about Markforged Additive Manufacturing University, please visit http://markforged.com/learn

The availability of affordable 3D printers capable of printing parts strong enough for the factory floor is already transforming the face of manufacturing, yet some organizations struggle to efficiently and effectively adopt. Each company has its own set of unique needs, but after working successfully with manufacturers all over the world, Markforged built this program to help large companies develop the skills necessary to: identify new applications to use 3D printing; effectively design for additive manufacturing (DfAM); manage the printing process end-to-end; and build business cases for replacing the often costly and time-consuming legacy manufacturing processes.

“Markforged Additive Manufacturing University is really about inspiring industry-wide innovation,” said Andrew de Geofroy, Markforged VP of application engineering. “Once we’ve helped engineers, designers, and the manufacturing industry build a strong foundation of additive manufacturing skills, the potential is nearly limitless.”

Organizations can take advantage of Markforged Additive Manufacturing University in three primary ways:

  1. Onsite at Markforged
    Single or multi-day workshops delivered at Markforged headquarters in Boston, with a selection of courses offered throughout the calendar year taught by industry experts.
  1. On-premises
    Markforged certification and training delivered at a customer’s facility, with custom-tailored content intended that can accommodate larger teams.
  1. Learning Library
    The Markforged Learning Library is a free, on-demand resource to build foundational knowledge of the 3D printing industry and provide best practices for 3D printing applications, including design guides.

To get started, review courses, sign up for workshops or browse the learning library, please visit http://markforged.com/learn

About Markforged
Markforged transforms manufacturing with the most affordable 3D printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping and high-value end-use production. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has over 200 employees globally, with $57 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged was recently selected by Forbes as one of the Next Billion Dollar startups and listed as the tenth fastest growing tech company in the US in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit https://markforged.com

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