Markforged Unveils AI-Powered Platform for Factory Fixes

May 20, 2019

Markforged, a Watertown, MA-based provider of metal and carbon-fiber 3D printers, has announced Blacksmith — reportedly, the first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software that enables manufacturing machines to adjust programming automatically to ensure every part meets customer specs.

Starting with Markforged’s Metal X and X7 3D printers, Blacksmith creates a continuous feedback loop to make 3D printed parts more accurately. Markforged officials claim Blacksmith as the first example of adaptive manufacturing.

"For the last 100 years, machines have been unaware of what they're creating and would waste millions of dollars producing out-of-spec parts. We’re going to fix that by connecting the machines that make parts, and the ones that inspect them, with powerful AI,” says Greg Mark, CEO of Markforged. “Much like the way Tesla is building autopilot for cars, we are building an autopilot for manufacturing.”

 

See also: Markforged

Technologies: Software

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