July 17, 2019
Markforged, a manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., a Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, announced a partnership to accelerate the availability of industrial additive manufacturing technologies to the US Government.
Carahsoft will serve as Markforged’s master government aggregator and distributor, making the company’s 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 explained. 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.”
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