Konica Minolta announces partnership with Markforged

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Friday, 04 October, 2019

Konica Minolta announces partnership with Markforged

Konica Minolta Australia has announced a partnership with Markforged, a provider of atomic diffusion metal printers and composite carbon fibre 3D printers.

Markforged offers an end-to-end 3D printing system with a wide range of manufacturing-ready materials. The Markforged solutions ae claimed to rival traditional manufacturing processes in speed, quality and cost, and expand the applications for additive manufacturing with purpose-built industrial technologies.

Australian manufacturers and designers are rapidly becoming leaders with the next generation of additive technologies. They’re bringing composite and metal materials to market that are easy to implement and operate and are backed up by service and support.

“There is now a real shift in the industry from prototyping to end-use applications,” said Eric Holtsmark, General Manager – Strategy, Transformation and Technology, Konica Minolta Australia. “With Markforged 3D printers, the ability to produce affordable, strong parts in a range of exciting new materials will accelerate manufacturers’ speed to market in way never seen before, giving them a massive competitive advantage.”

Adding Markforged to Konica Minolta’s 3D printing range extends capabilities in delivering 3D printing solutions to Australian innovators in many industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, engineering, automotive, medical and universities.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Konica Minolta to provide Australian manufacturers with the essential tools to unlock their manufacturing potential and to help build the factory of the future,” said Ved Narayan, Vice President, APAC, Markforged. “Konica Minolta has the experience and skills to help Markforged provide unprecedented levels of access and support to the world’s leading manufacturing providers.”

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