Markforged Announces New R&D Innovation Center in Massachusetts

Additive manufacturing company to double the size of its software and AI developer teams in 2019.

Additive manufacturing company to double the size of its software and AI developer teams in 2019.

Markforged software engineers using the new Kendall Square office in Cambridge, MA. Image courtesy of Markforged.

Markforged has announced a new office in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, to support the rapid expansion of its software and artificial intelligence (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 AI 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,” says 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 an AI-powered software that makes manufacturing machines self-aware so they can automatically adjust their programming when producing parts. 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 said to be an example of adaptive manufacturing.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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