Since the launch of Markforged in 2013, ENGINEERING.com has been following the startup’s development. The company’s continuous filament fabrication (CFF) process, which is capable of printing with carbon fiber reinforcement, seemed to suggest a turning point in additive manufacturing (AM), unlocking new materials, new capabilities and a new lower price point for 3D printing technology. Now, Markforged has announced a $30 million Series C funding round led by next47, the Siemens-backed venture capital firm, with participation from Microsoft Ventures and Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Altogether, the startup has raised $57 million to date. To learn about the progress of the company and what the investment means for the future of CFF, as well as Markforged’s new low-cost metal 3D printing process, ENGINEERING.
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