Markforged, Watertown, Massachusetts, United States, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Billerica, Massachusetts. The facility is expected to allow the company to more than double its production capacity for additive manufacturing machines, supporting increased demand for its metal and carbon fiber AM systems.
This is the third major expansion of the company’s footprint in 2019. Earlier this year, it announced the opening of its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, as well as an innovation center in artificial intelligence in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
According to Markforged, demand for its materials and systems has “exploded” in recent years, with its materials production increasing 81% in twelve months. The new facility is expected to support manufacturing of all Markforged materials, which are used by aerospace, automotive and manufacturing companies.
“With the significant growth of Markforged printers in the field, the consumption of our materials continues to increase at a rapid rate. Our new facility in Billerica gives us the ability to meet today’s demands and operations for years to come, ”said Matt Gannon, vice president of corporate operations. “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.