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Mass production 3D printing? It’s coming, and it’s a big deal

Mass production 3D printing? It's coming, and it's a big deal

Markforged, a company that makes industrial 3D printers, today announced that it has closed an $82 million Series D round. That’s a hefty raise for a 3D printer company, and it signifies an important shift in additive manufacturing, long the sphere of prototyping and short run production, toward higher output and mass production. “Markforged set out to change the pace of human innovation by enabling engineers, inventors and manufacturers to print industrial-grade parts at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods,” says Greg Mark, CEO and co-founder. “We’re very excited to have Summit join us as we help accelerate the next industrial revolution with broadly accessible and reliable 3D printing.” That’s a lofty aspiration, but it might not be far off. The $12 trillion manufacturing sector is undergoing a transformation thanks to flexible automation technologies, including autonomous mobile robots and collaborative robotics. Additive manufacturing, bolstered by […]

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