See the Mark One in Action at the Design-2-Part Trade Show


Like a fine wine, the Design-2-Part show keeps getting better with age. For over 40 years, this manufacturing and engineering trade show has brought industry leaders together to innovate and create. And this year, we’ll be there. On June 10-11, top-tier manufacturers and suppliers will convene at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the largest industry tradeshow in America. Our team will show off the MarkForged Mark One’s revolutionary, new Composite Filament Fabrication ™ (CFF™) 3D printing process.

We know seeing is believing, so bring your own quotes for consultation and get ready to experience the future of 3D printing at our booth. The Mark One creates strong, usable parts by harnessing continuous strands of reinforcing fiber to fortify each component. The result is ready-to-use output that doesn’t require post-production processing. For details about CFF printing or what to expect from our team at Design-2-Part, contact us before the show.

The convention will be jam-packed with high-energy demos, bleeding edge technology, and over 300 manufacturing vendors. Being a nerd has never been so glamorous. The best part is that registration is free, so you can jumpstart your next project for less. To ensure your experience at Design-2-Part is a success, these are our top tips and tricks for first-time attendees:



Bring your business cards and bring your ideas. Whether you’re looking for a production vendor or a business partner, Design-2-Part is a great way to meet people and share your vision. You’ll definitively see some inspiring new technology, so bring a notebook to jot down ideas along the way. Talk with vendors and attendees alike. You never know who you might bump into at these events.


With over 300 vendors to visit in two days, Design-2-Part can feel a little intimidating. And you aren’t the only person who wants a piece of the action, so except to wait to chat with some of the industry’s biggest names. Check out the show’s list of registered exhibitors and choose your first and second tier manufacturers and vendors. When you get to the convention center, look at the show map and chart a course of action. Where are you willing to wait in line? Where can you afford to just drop off your business card or quote and go?


Figure out what you want to get from the trade show. If you’re looking for a custom part, have an elevator pitch about the type of part you want and what makes it special. If you’re looking for inspiration, find out which vendors are doing demos like ours. When you meet someone of interest, have a 10-20 second overview of your projects and interests ready to kick off the conversation so you can get the answers you need quicker and make meaningful connections.


And of course, don’t forget to stop by our booth to see the Mark One. We can’t wait to learn more about your projects. You will find Redbrick3D at our parent companies' booth under Heigl Technologies.

Read more about the Mark One on our blog posts MarkForged Composite Filament Fabrication: The 3D Printer for PerfectionistsThe MarkForged Mark One: 3D Printing the World’s Strongest Parts

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