INDIANAPOLIS - Würth Industry North America signed a national agreement with Markforged, a leading provider of industrial metal and carbon fiber 3D printers.
Würth Industry says the agreement will better serve its customers, which include fastener manufacturers and distributors serving the general manufacturing market, as well as oil and gas, heavy equipment, and transportation.
The range of 3D printed inventory solutions are extensive due to Markforged's wide array of metals — including high-conductivity copper, industrial tool steel, and super alloys like Inconel — produced in a safe, fast, and easy-to-use platform. Markforged also offers a composite platform that can print in continuous carbon fiber, Kevlar, and other materials creating functional parts that rival aluminum in terms of strength and stiffness, though at a fraction of the weight.
Würth Industry says the agreement to distribute Markforged 3D Printing solutions complements existing supply chain solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Würth Industry now provides metal printed production parts and tools, rapid prototyping, and full-service digital Kanban solutions to better manage inventory.
"We are thrilled to bring innovative digital supply chain solutions to our customers," said Dan Hill, Chief Executive Officer for Würth Industry North America. "By integrating Markforged 3D Printing technology with our existing Kanban programs, we are able to offer quicker time to market and lower inventory costs. We're able to cut out the sourcing, purchasing, and transportation costs and deliver the value directly to the customer."
Würth Industry North America (WINA) is a $1 Billion division of the Würth Group, the world's largest fastener distribution company. WINA is a strategically aligned collective of companies: Würth Adams, Würth Des Moines Bolt, Würth House of Threads, Würth Industry Canada, Würth Industry de Mexico, Würth Revcar, Würth Service Supply, Würth Snider, Würth Timberline, Marine Fasteners, Northern Safety & Industrial, Würth SW Brazil, Würth Van Horn, and Weinstock Bros., consisting of more than 110 locations across North America. Through the pairing of more than 420,000 parts with a myriad of services, WINA provides custom solutions for almost every industry. Würth products and services include engineering assistance, quality control, inventory management, vending, safety supplies, kitting and assembly, structural fasteners and MRO/industrial supplies. In addition, WINA systems ensure security and quality control through superior supply chain management. For more information on Würth Industry North America, go to wurthindustry.com.