Markforged signs an investment agreement with In-Q-Tel

Markforged announced a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies and accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to support the mission of the U.S. government agencies that keep the nation safe.

With tens of thousands of users around the globe, Markforged 3D printers are used in manufacturing everything from automobiles to aircraft engines. The company has the first metal printer with the entire range of metals — from high-conductivity copper to industrial tool steel to superalloys like Inconel — all in a safe, fast, and easy-to-use platform. And, its industrial composite platform can print in continuous carbon fiber, Kevlar®, and more, creating functional parts that rival aluminum in terms of strength and stiffness, but at a fraction of the weight.

Markforged has implemented the first forward-deployed metal system to support combat operations and now has expanded its support operations to three continents. The U.S. military around the world is using metal and carbon fiber 3D printers for a wide variety of use cases, such as machinery repair, tool creation, and field operations.