Würth Additive Group, a Würth Industry North America company, announced earlier this month that it had inked a global agreement with Markforged. Markforged is the creator of Digital Forge, which is an integrated metal and carbon fiber industrial 3D printing platform.
The expanded agreement will blend Digital Forge into Würth Additive Group’s additive manufacturing solutions on a global scale.
The agreement included Digital Forge’s 3D printing hardware and cloud-based learning software, along with its portfolio of 3D printing materials such as metals, composites, and continuous fiber, to Würth Additive Group and Würth Industry North America customers.
Those products and services are used by blue chip companies around the world in industries such as aerospace, industrial automation, space exploration, military and defense, automotive, and healthcare to deliver mission-critical end-use parts on-demand.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Markforged globally,” said Dan Hill, chief executive officer, Würth Industry North America. “As the global market leader in the sale of assembly and fastening materials, active in over 80 countries, we joined forces with Markforged to reinvent manufacturing with the Digital Forge and look forward to bringing this technology to customers looking to enable, implement and support digital supply chain solutions around the world.
“Our strategic supplier portfolio is a key part of our additive solutions strategy, and Markforged has added proven value in North America, and we are excited to take that globally.”
In April, Würth Industry North America (WINA) launched Würth Additive Group to better help its customers create and manage their digital inventories. WINA started offering its customers additive tools, such as 3D printing products and services, in late 2017.
In addition to 3D printing, the Würth Additive Group also offers white glove services to its customers as well as financing and rental options on equipment. Instead of customers loading up their inventory parts lists onto CDs, they can now keep them as MP3 files on their devices.