Watertown, USA - Phillips Machine Tools, a leading solutions provider of subtractive and additive (3D Printing) manufacturing technology products and services and Markforged, creator of The Digital Forge, an integrated metal and carbon fiber industrial 3D printing platform, announced that Phillips Machine Tools will distribute Markforged’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered and intuitive additive manufacturing platform.
The addition of Markforged’s integrated metal and carbon fiber industrial 3D printing platform strengthens the company’s robust portfolio of additive technology products that include metal and polymer powder beds, cold spray, and direct energy deposition.
The Digital Forge seamlessly combines precise and reliable 3D printers and both metal and composite proprietary materials with cloud-based learning software to enable manufacturers to build more resilient and agile supply chains. The platform creates strong end-use components directly at the point-of-need and gets smarter after each print leveraging machine learning, delivering cost and time savings for manufacturers when compared with traditional solutions.
Blue-chip customers in leading-edge industries rely on the Digital Forge for mission-critical end-use parts on-demand and at the point-of-need. The solutions from Markforged are complementary to traditional CNC manufacturing while creating new opportunities for both job shops and manufacturers. Its Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR) process layers continuous fiber into Onyx, its flagship composite base material, yielding parts that can be as strong as aluminum.
“Partnering with Phillips Corporation provides Markforged with additional distribution across the Americas and Asia while giving Phillips’ commercial and federal government customers more tools to help them reinvent manufacturing and run more efficiently,” said Shai Terem, CEO, Markforged. “With Markforged, Phillips Corporation customers can harness the power of additive to do everything from optimizing their supply chains by producing parts on-demand to truly transforming their businesses.”
Pleased with the Markforged collaboration and introducing their products to a large base of commercial and federal government customers, Alan M Phillips, CEO, Phillips added, “We intend to pursue the tremendous potential for our subtractive customers to be introduced to the Markforged price-competitive design-to-print additive technology. Considering that both the commercial and federal industrial supply chains have accelerating interest, applications, and demand for 3D printed parts, the Markforged product lineup is an optimal fit for customers seeking to enter or expand upon their additive manufacturing capability. This is a very exciting time in the rapid evolution of additive manufacturing. We are pleased to be collaborating with Markforged and together being leading contributors to the global additive manufacturing revolution.”
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