WATERTOWN, Mass. and HANOVER, Germany, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Markforged, a leading industrial 3D printer manufacturer, announced today that the company is joining the Siemens foundation partnership program to collaborate on a new advanced software and machine integration for scaling industrial additive manufacturing innovation and productivity.
Industrial manufacturers creating cutting-edge products are frequently using generative design and performance analysis tools to optimize designs and accelerate the product development process. The primary result of these simulations are parts that can only be produced through additive manufacturing. Siemens’ NX™ software is a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing, engineering (CAD,CAM,CAE), and additive manufacturing. With the integration of NX and Markforged’s cloud-based software, Eiger, companies will be able to design highly innovative parts made of metals, advanced composites and carbon fiber-filled plastics, then seamlessly print those parts with Markforged’s additive manufacturing systems.
“The partnership between Markforged and Siemens can help customers streamline the process to go from a performance-validated digital design to an additively-produced part,” said Greg Mark, CEO and co-founder of Markforged. “With a plethora of common industrial customers, Markforged is uniquely positioned to partner with Siemens PLM Software and help large organizations easily use and recognize value from the latest design tools and additive technologies.”
“With the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution, technology is enabling companies to integrate the virtual and physical worlds to design and manufacture products with optimized performance. This only works when systems are tightly integrated and seamlessly communicate,” said Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering Software for Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens’ partnership with Markforged can provide our mutual customers with an optimally integrated design to manufacturing environment to realize the full potential of the digital factory.”
Note: NX is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.
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 250 employees globally, with $137 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