6/4/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Markforged, Carahsoft Partner to Offer Industrial 3D Printers to Government Agencies

Markforged and Carahsoft Technology Corp. have partnered to enable federal agencies to rapidly produce strong metal and carbon fiber parts in the field.

Markforged, manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., government IT solutions provider, have partnered to accelerate the availability of industrial additive manufacturing technologies to the U.S. Government. Carahsoft will serve as Markforged’s master government aggregator and distributor, making the company’s reliable, high-strength metal and carbon fiber printers available to Federal agencies and reseller partners via Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contracts.

“For decades, Federal agencies have used lengthy and complex supply chains to send new or replacement parts to the field,” says Brian Houle, Markforged VP of global channel sales. “Markforged is excited to work with Carahsoft and our value-added resellers to eliminate that burden with 3D printing technologies that produce custom tools and end-use parts in real time.”

Markforged's 3D printers produce metal and carbon fiber parts with optimal strength-to-weight ratios, making it easier than ever for service members to use 3D printed parts in the field. The company’s industrial-grade printers are designed for use in remote locations and are already deployed on six continents and in some of the harshest operating environments, Markforged says.

“Being able to produce tools and parts independent of existing supply chains gives field teams the ability to adapt to changing mission needs,” says Lacey Wean, manager of the Markforged team at Carahsoft. “We look forward to partnering with Markforged and our reseller partners to offer Federal agencies the ability to deploy their own 3D printers and avoid the traditional costs and delays associated with external vendors.”

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