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  • Keychains Exposed: A Look Into our Sample Parts

    By on February 22, 2017

    Sample Part Background Markforged parts often have to be seen to be believed. As much as we would like prospective customers to believe that our parts are as strong as aluminum immediately, most people need to get their hands on a fiber reinforced sample part to actually trust us. Luckily, we’ve created an easy-to-use sample part request system where any

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    Solidworks World 2017 Recap

    By on February 15, 2017

    Editor’s Note: This post was written by Technical Support Extraordinaire Michelle Gagnon, who attended SolidWorks World 2017 with members of the Markforged team.  About SolidWorks World Thousands of SolidWorks enthusiasts and resellers flocked to Los Angeles last week for the 2017 SolidWorks World conference. SolidWorks World is an annual conference and trade show for users of the popular CAD Software. The event

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  • Design for 3D Printing Part 3: Decreasing Print Time

    By on February 10, 2017

    Writers note: After a long delay, this is the third installment of design for 3d printing. We’ll be discussing how you can same time (and material) on plastic 3d printed parts. Intro One of the most common criticisms of Additive Manufacturing is its slowness in comparison to subtractive (Rapid) machining. While using additive manufacturing often saves time in the long

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  • Markforged Victorious: A Testament of Toughness

    By on February 8, 2017

    We’re back at it again with small scale combat robots. The latest local Massachusetts event, MassDestruction, featured even more Markforged mayhem with a handful of unique 3D printed robots entered. Foiled, the antweight robot I’d designed for the last competition, ended up defending its title and taking home first place. In this event the stakes were a bit higher: with

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  • What You Gain From Integrated 3D Printing Solutions

    By on February 3, 2017

    In today’s world of Internet of Things devices and new technologies like wearables and 3D printers, consumers and businesses alike often find themselves split between choosing products with open-source interfaces or proprietary solutions. In order to provide a cost-effective solution for manufacturing, we’ve chosen to develop an integrated platform with our software, hardware, and materials functioning as part of an

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