Superior 3D Solutions in Upland, California, offers the Markforged line of 3D printers, including Carbon Fiber and Metal 3D printers, winning the distinction of selling the most Markforged printers in the Americas for 2017.
In addition to selling the printing units, Superior 3D Solutions handles hardware, software, customer service, sales and training for its Markforged products.
“We provide manufacturers, engineers, designers, marketing teams and educators with the best 3D Printers available to print parts for proof of concept, design validation, rugged functional testing and manufacturing tools, such as jigs, fixtures, inspection gauges, CMM fixtures and End of Arm tooling,” Superior 3D Solutions said on its website. “We pride ourselves in assisting you and your company to meet your goals, objectives and initiatives. With our knowledge, expertise, and “above and beyond” commitment to customer service, you can be confident of a Superior Solution; every time. We promise that your experience with us will leave you enthusiastic and excited about being part of our 3D World.”
Markforged earned a number of distinctions in 2018, including Greg Mark, a company founder, being named to the “40 Under 40” list by the Boston Business Journal. At the same time, Deloitte named Markforged one of its “2018 Technology Fast 500” winners. At number 10 on the list, Markforged had a 3-year median growth rate of 12,687 percent, the award said. In a separate survey, Forbes listed Markforged among its “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2018,” with 2018 revenue estimated at $70 million. Markforged was founded in 2013.
“3D printing allows for rapid iteration, so you can test out many different designs early and often to refine your models,” Markforged wrote in, “3D Printing with Composites,” its design guide. “3D printing is often appropriate for low- to mid-volume applications. Compare cost-per-quantity to discover this tipping point.”
“Metal 3D Printing from Markforged … Everything you need to go from design to fully functional metal parts in under 24 hours – Metal X 3D print system is an end-to-end manufacturing solution,” Superior 3D Solutions wrote on its website.
The Metal X unit launched at the January 2017 CES show with 17-4 PH stainless steel. The beta materials today include tool steel, titanium, Inconel, copper and aluminum. “The Metal X is the world’s first Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) machine,” Markforged wrote on its printer specifications for the Metal X machine. “It’s up to 10x (times) less expensive than alternative metal additive manufacturing technologies – and up to 100x (times) less than traditional fabrication technologies like machining or casting.”