- An 81% increase in production over the past year has led the company to open a 25,000 square-foot facility
Markforged, the leading provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, announced the opening of a new 25,000 square-foot 3D printer production facility in Billerica, Massachusetts. The new facility will enable the company to rapidly double its production capacities to support the accelerating demand for Markforged 3D printers.
The 3D printer production facility will also create new jobs in the region as Markforged aims to attract talent to its company.
This is Markforged’s third major expansion this year — following a new European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and an AI innovation center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Billerica facility has also already received recognition as the October Project of the Month by the New England Real Estate Journal.
With tens of thousands of users in more than 50 countries, demand has exploded for Markforged materials and 3D printers. This has resulted in the company boosting material production by 81% in the past year. The new facility will fast-track its 3D printer production and support the fabrication of all Markforged materials that are used by companies in the aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing fields.
Speaking about the new 3D printer production facility, Matt Gannon, Vice President of Operations at Markforged said, “With the significant growth of Markforged printers in the field, the consumption of our materials continues to increase at a rapid pace. Our new facility in Billerica gives us the ability to meet the demands of today and operations for years to come. Billerica was the perfect choice for our expansion. The region is a hotbed for manufacturing and technology companies, and is strategically located with access to key partners and expertise to support the team.”
Currently, the 3D printer production facility hosts 35 members of its existing staff and will add another 25 employees in the coming years. The team members at the facility will enjoy the same perks as enjoyed by other Markforged employees including a wide variety of free snacks, gym access, catered lunches every Tuesday, and unlimited use of 3D printers and materials.
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