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Hartwig and Markforged enter distribution partnership in the Midwest

The distribution company has already partnered with other AM companies including EOS, FormAlloy, Sodick, and Solukon

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Hartwig Inc., a large machine tool distributor in the US, has entered a partnership with Markforged, the company offering end-to-end 3D printing solutions that enable manufacturers to create high-performance parts with strength, durability, and precision.

The company’s line of AM equipment is powered by their intuitive software suite Eiger to unlock the promises of digital inventory for critical parts on the factory floor. Using continuous carbon fiber technology, Markforged printers deliver composite parts with mechanical properties exceeding those of 6061 aluminum. The newly released FX10 printer is built to be the most versatile tool for the factory floor with faster printing and more built-in automation capabilities than previous Markforged printers. Markforged also offers metal 3D printing solutions that produce high-quality parts with complex geometries and minimal post-processing.

Hartwig and Markforged enter distribution partnership in the Midwest. The distribution company has already partnered with other AM companies.
The FX10 spool cabinet.

“This collaboration is a game-changer for Hartwig’s customers who are looking to embark on their additive manufacturing journey,” said Greg Hartwig, Vice President of Hartwig. “Both of our companies have very similar mission statements and are closely aligned in our values, with the goal being to help manufacturers every day, at every level.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Hartwig, a company that shares our vision of industrial production at the point of need through transforming the way things are made,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “Together, we can empower more customers across the Midwest to leverage the power of 3D printing to create stronger, lighter, and more efficient parts and reduce their reliance on the supply chain for tools, fixtures, and jigs.”

Since the company’s founding in 1960, the Hartwig team has installed over 12,000 machine tools across its 14-state territory in the middle of the United States. Hartwig is known for its expertise and experience in turning, milling, grinding, EDM, and AM – already partnering with EOS, FormAlloy, Sodick, and Solukon. The Markforged activities at Hartwig will be coordinated by Jens Kautzor, Additive Manufacturing Sales Engineer.

“Markforged is a perfect fit for Hartwig’s portfolio of additive manufacturing solutions”, said Jens Kautzor. “Their products are easy to use, reliable, and cost-effective. They enable our customers to create parts that are not possible with traditional manufacturing methods, and complement a lot of our other advanced manufacturing solutions.”

“Markforged is on a mission to reinvent manufacturing with The Digital Forge, our complete additive manufacturing platform consisting of industrial 3D printers, enterprise software with process improvement tools, and a wide range of industrial materials,” said Shai Terem. “We are excited to work with Hartwig, a trusted and respected partner in the Midwest, to bring our technology to more customers and help them achieve their manufacturing goals.”

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