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Working at Markforged

At Markforged, we pride ourselves on our tight-knit culture of learners, creators, and tinkerers. Read more about what it's like to work at Markforged!
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Introducing Markforged's Learn Page

We're excited to present our newly redesigned Learn page, with everything you need to understand 3D printing technologies, materials, and more.
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Haddington Dynamics Increases Quality of 3D Printed Robot Arm with Markforged

Read how Las Vegas-based robotics company Haddington Dynamics uses Markforged technology to create its high-quality, affordable Dexter robot arm.
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Inspection Fixtures — Traditional Machining vs Additive Manufacturing

In this post, we delve into inspection fixtures and the struggles many face when creating them using traditional methods
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Using Heat Set Inserts

Best practices for using heat set or press-in threaded inserts to create high strength threads in 3D printed parts. Build functional parts with Markforged.
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3D Printed Throttles Fuel Electric Boat Company's Success

Pure Watercraft in Seattle is an electric boat motor company. Read how they 3D printed throttles for their beta tests.
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Customer Part of the Month

Submit a photo of a part you're proud of for the chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card and a Markforged trophy!
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How Additive Manufacturing Helps You Work Smarter, Not Harder

VP of Product Jon Reilly talks TCT, additive manufacturing, and more.
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3D Printing Assembly Fixtures with Markforged Composites

Learn how 3D printing assembly fixtures can help your workflow
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Soft Jaws Basics

Discover how 3D printing soft jaws will save your company time and money
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Canadian Manufacturer 3D Prints Composite Vises

Lean Machine in Saskatoon, Canada, utilized its Mark Two printer to 3D print composite vises. Read how they did it!
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How 3D Printed Tooling and Fixturing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Travis Lathrop, Application Engineer at Markforged, explains how manufacturers around the world are utilizing 3D printing for tooling and fixtures
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2018: An IMTS Odyssey

A wrap-up of our time at IMTS 2018
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Markforged: All Systems Grow!

We’re excited to announce two types of expansion at Markforged: our new office space and two new executive team members.
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Myths and Misconceptions About 3D Printers

Although 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, it has often been misrepresented — both positively and negatively. Here are just some of the myths and misconceptions about 3D printers.
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Celebrating the Last Five Years

Here’s the story of how we began, the early adopters who believed in us, and how our customers made it possible for us to continue down the path of innovation.
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Cutting Tooling Costs: Centerline Uses 3D Printing for Press Brake Tooling

Read how Centerline Engineered Solutions used a Mark Two to create custom 3D Printed press brake tooling.
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International Women in Engineering Day

Celebrating all our female engineers at Markforged!
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The Icon Explore: Assistive Technologies with the Mark Two

Inventor Christian Bagg used the Mark Two to break down barriers preventing him from exploring the outdoors by creating the Icon Explore.
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Custom Display Stands with the Desktop Series

We use Markforged Desktop Series printers in house to prepare for trade shows and events by producing custom kiosk display stands to demo our processes.
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Behind the Scenes: The Markforged Print Farm

At Markforged, we are leveraging key features of our highly reliable and integrated system to scale manufacturing of sample parts. Our internal “print farm” functions as an efficient and easily implementable 3D printing factory.
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Experience Markforged Eiger: Try Your Parts in Our Production Quality Software

Considering a Markforged printer? Now, you can access our complete Eiger software in the cloud to experience setting up parts on our award winning printers.
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A Revolutionary New Way to Manufacture Metal Parts

At Markforged we are working to close the gap between innovating in software and innovating in hardware by digitizing metal manufacturing and directly connecting hardware design to mass production.
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Shift Koncepts: Filling a Gap in the Automotive Aftermarket with 3D Printed Paddle Shifters

Entrepreneur Hung Ngo took what started as a passion for racing and turned it into a business. Learn how he used Markforged to 3D print paddle shifter extensions to fulfill a need in the automotive aftermarket.
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Face First: Kevlar Nose Protection with Markforged

Learn how one of our Application Engineers utilized the unique qualities of Kevlar to create a custom 3D printed face mask.
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3D Printing Primed for Production with Onyx

Our stiff and sleek Onyx material is used to print parts for end use applications like custom media equipment.
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Industry Trends: 3D Printing for Tooling and Fixtures Yielding 95% Cost Savings

A Markforged 3D printer is a powerful tool in a manufacturing environment. Learn why high strength 3D printing is key to expanding CNC bandwidth.
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Labeling Your Parts with Engraver Filler

Add colored lettering or highlights to your 3D printed parts using this simple trick with engraver filler.
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Introducing Adaptive Bed Leveling

We've introduced a new process that will significant improve first layer quality on our machines. Learn more about Adaptive Bed Leveling in this post!
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Keychains Exposed: A Look Into our Sample Parts

In this blog post, we discuss how we design and create our primary sample parts: keychain sets that show of the material variety of our machines.
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SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Recap

Our team recently returned from Los Angeles after attending SOLIDWORKS World 2017. Check out what one of our attendees had to say about the conference!
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Design for 3D Printing Part 3: Decreasing Print Time

In this installment of design for 3d printing, we discuss how to save time and material when printing plastic parts on Markforged machines.
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Markforged Victorious: A Testament of Toughness

Markforged engineers are back in action in local combat robotics events, showcasing the battle-ready toughness of Onyx.
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What You Gain From Integrated 3D Printing Solutions

Our software, hardware, and materials are all integrated into a single ecosystem. In this post, we dive into he benefits of system integration.
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Eiger Software Update: Automatic Rotation Tools

You’re going to flip when you try out the new feature in Eiger. We’ve launched automatic rotation to enhance our software platform once again.
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