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    Introducing Blacksmith: The Adaptive Manufacturing Platform

    Markforged on Mar 30, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    At Markforged, our mission is to reinvent manufacturing. We obsessively focus on innovation at the intersection of precision engineered hardware, strong materials, and intelligent software. Our unique combination of core competencies and proven ability to deliver customer value will continue to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing, and reinvent manufacturing everywhere.

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    Markforged Customer Success Story: Caldwell Manufacturing

    Markforged on Mar 16, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    Caldwell Manufacturing is a global window and door hardware manufacturer based in upstate New York. “We’re an integrated supply partner,” says Caldwell Manufacturing CEO, Eric Mertz. “The springs that hold a window or door open, the hardware, the locks, the latches, all the mechanical hardware that makes a window or door operate, that’s what we're focused on.”

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    The Key Differences Between Hobbyist and Professional 3D Printers

    Markforged on Mar 2, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    When 3D printing first arose, the imagination of users and producers alike militated against real-world use. Now expectations have slowed down as the technology has sped up to meet in the middle. There are $1,000 printers today that compare favorably to the $50,000 printers of a decade ago.

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    Markforged Customer Success Story: RPG Industries, Inc.

    Markforged on Feb 16, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    RPG Industries is a full-service manufacturer working with automotive, aerospace, and oil industry clients. Started in 1995, the company primarily offers EDM, CNC machining, waterjet cutting, and additive manufacturing services.

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    5 Kinds of Metal Parts You Should Be 3D Printing

    The EXBuild Team on Feb 2, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    While metal 3D printing is not replacing traditional manufacturing methods, it is changing how we think about fabricating metal parts. The basic physical difference in how objects are made with additive produces some major functional differences. The most important of these functional differences is that additive manufacturing can be used to create complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods.

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    Introducing Onyx ESD

    Markforged on Jan 19, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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    Today is an exciting day as we introduce our newest material, Onyx ESD, to our Markforged customers and the rest of the manufacturing world! Onyx ESD will allow electronics manufacturers to take advantage of the Digital Forge and the massive benefits it brings, even in applications with stringent ESD safety requirements necessary to avoid damage to sensitive electronics.

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    Strengthen Your Designs with these Fiber Reinforcement Strategies

    Markforged on Jan 5, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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    The key to unlocking strength in continuous fiber 3D printing is by understanding where you can leverage strands or panels such that they distribute the loading forces in tension or bending, as we covered in the Physics of 3D Printing. Below, we share a few different methods for identifying and placing fiber within your part to provide strength where you need it.

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    3D Printing Design Tips

    Markforged on Oct 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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    As you design your part, consider how it can be optimized for the layer-by-layer 3D printing process. Below are six steps to keep in mind when designing your parts.

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    Fiber Reinforced 3D Printing: What You Need to Know

    Markforged on Sep 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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    As we covered in Physics of 3D Printing, imagine the fiber is like raw spaghetti. If you try to bend it, it snaps. If you try to compress it lengthwise by trying to push the two endpoints closer together, it also snaps. However, if you load it in tension by pulling on it, it can hold a decent load. Like the spaghetti, continuous fibers are strongest when loaded in tension. The key is understanding where the fibers are loaded in tension, and how a given load can distribute amongst the local fibers.

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    CNC vs. 3D Printing: What's the Best Way to Make Your Part

    Markforged on Jul 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM

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    The development of stronger 3D printing materials has encouraged manufacturers across industries to explore CNC vs 3D printing, and find ways to 3D print functional parts that were previously CNC machined. The 3D printing process can save manufacturers considerable time and money, while still generating the quality necessary for industrial-level production.

    Manufacturers that make the switch can leverage 3D printing software to prototype and produce parts in a single day, for a fraction of the cost of traditional CNC machining. However, there are still several key areas where CNC may still be the right choice.

    From physical to financial, let’s walk through some of key areas to evaluate before deciding between CNC vs 3D printing.

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