Markforged opened a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Billerica, Mass, that will enable the company to more than double its production capacity, support increased demand for its metal and carbon-fiber 3D printers and create new jobs. The new facility will support the fabrication of all Markforged materials that are used by companies in the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing fields. It currently hosts 35 employees. Markforged expects to add 25 new jobs in the coming years.
This is Markforged’s third major footprint expansion this year. The company also opened a new European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and an AI innovation center in Cambridge, Mass. An increase in demand for Markforged materials and 3D printers has resulted in the company boosting material production by 81% in the past year.