Markforged, Watertown, Mass., a provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, has announced a new office in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass., to support the rapid expansion of its software and AI teams. Located in CIC Cambridge at 245 Main Street, the 2,000 sq ft office is the new central hub for developing Markforged’s artificial intelligence software for adaptive manufacturing, Blacksmith, which was announced this May.
“Kendall Square is the perfect environment for expanding our R&D team, and we’ll be able to take advantage of the top-tier AI developer talent in the area,” said David Benhaim, CTO and co-founder of Markforged. “Our Kendall team will transform manufacturing with Blacksmith. These developers will enable factories to run and fix themselves – ultimately reducing the cost of everything we buy.”
Blacksmith is AI-powered software that makes manufacturing machines self-aware so they can automatically adjust their programming to ensure every part produced is perfect. The software analyzes a design, compares it to the part scanned by inspection equipment, and dynamically adapts the end-to-end process to produce in-spec parts. This technology is a breakthrough in smart factories, and the first example of Adaptive Manufacturing, according to Markforged.
Earlier this year, Markforged raised $82 million in the company’s Series D finance round, opened its European headquarters, placed tenth place on Deloitte’s list of the fastest-growing companies, and was named on Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startup list. And with more than 10,000 users in more than 50 countries, Markforged was listed as #2 in 2018 unit sales among industrial 3D printing companies according to Wohlers Report 2019, a worldwide review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Team members in Kendall Square will enjoy all of Markforged’s company perks — including free snacks, gym access, catered lunches every Tuesday, regular happy hours, and unlimited cold brew, according to the company. Candidates can learn more about Markforged on the Careers page and view open positions at https://jobs.lever.co/markforged/.