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Markforged, creator of the Digital Forge, the world’s largest metal and carbon fibre industrial 3D printing platform, has announced the findings of its inaugural annual ‘COVID-19 Impact on Supply Chains: Global Additive Manufacturing Industry Report.’ In the report, Markforged details how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted manufacturers worldwide, and how 3D printing has helped them to maintain business continuity and grow amid global disruption.

Key findings included: Manufacturers with an industrial 3D printer saved time and money during the pandemic; manufacturers that use 3D printing have stayed agile and operational during the pandemic—and found ways to give back; and the pandemic may be a tipping point in manufacturing technology adoption.

Commenting on the findings, Shai Terem, CEO and President, Markforged noted: “Our research confirms that even during an incredibly uncertain year for manufacturers, those that adopted the Digital Forge have persevered.”