Markforged

Innovating continuous carbon fiber 3D printing technology with SOLIDWORKS® solutions.

Challenge

Establish and grow a 3D printer manufacturing company by inventing and innovating a disruptive continuous carbon fiber 3D printing technology, which rapidly produces high-strength, production-quality parts that are stronger and more cost-effective than metal parts at low volumes.

Summary

Implement SOLIDWORKS design, SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis, and SOLIDWORKS PDM product data management software solutions.

Results
  • Invented continuous carbon fiber 3D printing technology
  • Cut hardware development time to less than six months
  • Improved 3D printing accuracy to within 50 microns
  • Realized explosive growth in its first four years