Leader in additive manufacturing enables Federal agencies to rapidly produce strong metal and carbon fiber parts in the field
Markforged, the leading manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a partnership 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," said Brian Houle, Markforged Vice President 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 breakthrough strength-to-weight ratios, making it easier than ever for servicemembers 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.
"Being able to produce tools and parts independent of existing supply chains gives field teams the ability to adapt to changing mission needs," said 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."
Markforged's software, hardware and services are available immediately via Carahsoft's SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B. For more information, contact the Markforged team at Carahsoft at (703) 871-8548 or Markforged@Carahsoft.com; or register for "How Government Agencies Embrace 3D Printing," a complimentary webinar being held at 2:00 p.m. (EST), May 28, 2019.
Markforged transforms manufacturing with the most affordable 3D metal and carbon fiber printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has over 270 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged was recently recognized by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, and listed as the tenth fastest growing tech company in the US in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit https://markforged.com.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.
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