We are

Fortify.

Bold. Smart. Human.

Our Story

Fortify was created to break the cycle of long lead times and inferior materials in traditional manufacturing. The company was founded on research on composite 3D printing by Randall Erb and Joshua Martin at Northeastern University. Their goal was twofold: 1) to optimize the microstructure of composite materials, and 2) to make optimized composites easy to fabricate. Through their research, they invented magnetic 3D printing.

They established Fortify to bring optimized composites to engineers across the globe. Today, Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) has found success in tooling, aerospace, and automotive applications. Now, Fortify is a leader in optimized composites. DCM has transformed the DNA of materials, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in engineering.

Fluxprint Technology

Fluxprint makes high-performance materials accessible. It’s a patented magnetic 3D printing process that creates optimized composites. It combines magnetics and digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing to produce composite parts with ideal mechanical properties. As a part is additively manufactured, fibers are magnetically aligned voxel by voxel to optimize the microstructure. High-performance components are created significantly faster and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional manufacturing. With Fluxprint, engineering teams achieve ideal mechanics and bring quality products to market faster.

We move manufacturing forward.

Who We Are

At Fortify, we apply our expertise across disciplines to create products that challenge the status quo. Our culture is inclusive and collaborative. We are a growing team of engineers and business leaders with years of experience in innovation. Together, we develop groundbreaking technology, redefining what’s possible in manufacturing.

Our Team

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Manny Barros

Mechanical Engineer

Manny is a mechanical engineering co-op from Northeastern University. Previously, he worked as a project lead on a team in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition and an engineering intern at a company that develops smart home products. Outside of work, Manny enjoys running, reading, and cooking.

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Andrew Caunter

Hardware Lead

Andrew is a mechanical engineer at Fortify. After earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, he began his career as a medical device product development consultant. He now serves as hardware lead at Fortify, designing 3D printer mechanisms and hardware. He spends his free time in the mountains, where he enjoys skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.

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Alan Cramer

Software Engineer

Alan Cramer has a long history in Mechanical CAD. After completing a PhD at Rensselaer Polytechnic in Mathematics with an emphasis on Computer Aided Geometric Design, he started at Parametric Technology Corporation working on Pro/Engineer. He later joined Autodesk in Oregon to work on Autodesk Inventor from its earliest days. He enjoyed working for Autodesk in Singapore for a year and in Munich, Germany for another year. Later, he moved to Boston and joined Formlabs to help develop PreForm. Now, in addition to working on Fortify software, he develops web-based, Big Data applications for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to help kids with reading and mathematics and teachers with teaching. In his spare time, Alan enjoys a good game of tennis or traveling, ideally both.

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Karlo Delos Reyes

Director of Business Development

A chemical engineer by training, Karlo Delos Reyes runs business development and strategy at Fortify. Karlo joined the founding Fortify team during his Ph.D. program while serving as president of Origin, a program dedicated to spinning out graduate research into commercial ventures. He holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry and Cellular Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Previously, he worked at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation in their Advanced Automation and Robotics Department. Outside of work, you can find Karlo going for a run around the Charles River, exploring outside of the United States, or relaxing on a beautiful San Diego beach.

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Randy Erb

Advisor

Randy is a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and the head of DAPS Lab at Northeastern University. He is an expert in colloidal science, additive manufacturing, and magnetic manipulation. He serves as the resident scientific advisor of Fortify.

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Hank Goddard

Board Member

Hank is a Managing Director at Mainspring Capital Partners, a family office that provides capital and operating expertise to growing businesses. As an active board member at Fortify, he works with the executive team on market strategy, sales, partnerships, financing and corporate governance. Hank started his career in engineering, designing composite jet engine and automotive components. Since then he has built, bought and sold a variety of companies and invested in many early-stage technology companies. Hank is also on the board of directors at Dauntless Air, an aerial firefighting company, and was previously a board member at Accurate Home Care, Oncology Services International, AL Solutions and Mainspring Healthcare Solutions. When Hank isn’t working, he spends as much time as possible exploring the world with his wife and two teenage children.

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Scott Goodrich

Systems Lead

Scott is a mechanical engineer with product development experience across clean energy, biomedical, consumer electronic, and industrial applications. Scott began designing magnetic control systems and 3D printers with the team that became Fortify while completing his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University. After work, Scott can be found sailing, kiteboarding, skiing, falling off a climbing wall, or playing music.

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Phil Gregory

Director of Business Operations

As Director of Business Operations, Phil supports Fortify’s R&D and commercial teams through financial planning, logistical support, and hands-on work from the board table to the lab bench. Phil joined the Fortify team in early 2016 while finishing his MBA at Northeastern University. When he’s not at work, Phil enjoys the outdoors, spending his time skiing, biking, and hiking in the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.

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Lauren Lamperski

Content Strategist

Lauren Lamperski is a writer in Cambridge, MA. She has led marketing strategy and written content in industries ranging from fashion to manufacturing for clients that include Fortune 500 companies. She holds a B.A. in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. With a background in technology marketing, she was a content strategist at Formlabs before joining the Fortify team. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, yoga, reading fiction, and learning about history.

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Josh Martin

CEO

Josh Martin is a mechanical engineer and materials scientist by training. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, where he was first exposed to composite materials. Josh worked as a materials scientist at the Army Research Labs before moving to Boston to pursue his Ph.D. at Northeastern University under a National Science Foundation Fellowship. His research spun out into Fortify, where he operates as CEO. Outside of the office, you can find Josh rock climbing and taking motorcycle trips.

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Carlin Reynolds

Materials Engineer

Carlin is a 3rd-year student at Northeastern University, completing a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Materials Science. Carlin has experience in 3D printing materials and processes, polymer chemistry and resin formulation, and sustainability in manufacturing. Outside of work, Carlin volunteers for K-12 STEM education and is the captain of the Northeastern rock climbing team.

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Dan Shores

Software Lead

Dan is an engineer with a multi-disciplinary background in software and mechanics for the development of biomedical devices and consumer products. He joined Fortify while completing his master’s degree at Northeastern University, where he worked on computer-aided design and
analysis of composite material microstructures. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, camping, board games, and taking things apart and putting them back together.

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Noah Tremblay

Materials Lead

Noah received his PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University and then attended Johns Hopkins University for a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Materials Science & Engineering. Noah has since worked in industrial R&D as a chemist, materials scientist, and product engineer for three Harvard-based startups. He has developed chemistries and resin formulations for a multitude of 3D printing, defense, and consumer applications. He has a passion for innovation and for creating a better future for the planet.

Work smart, have fun.

What we do

We work together to develop groundbreaking products, and we have fun doing it. Our workspace is decked out with sitting-to-standing desks, a kitchen stocked with snacks, a ping-pong table, rock climbing holds, and a big screen for movies and video games (and the occasional meeting). Outside of the office, you can find us at the climbing gym down the street or on the ski slopes near Boston.

All teammates have excellent resources on hand. Engineers have access to a full lab, machine shop, and characterization facilities. We’re committed to professional development, providing employees with courses, books, and any other resources they need to reach their goals. Our culture is designed to help each person succeed now and in the long run.

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Professional Development

We invest in books, courses, and software for employees to develop their skills, and we leverage our network to find them the best mentorship possible.

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Snack Breaks

Our kitchen is filled with healthy (and not-so-healthy) treats. Whatever the beverage of choice—tea, coffee, Soylent—it’s on hand to keep the Fortify team energized.

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Staying Active

Yoga, surfing, biking, skiing—our team loves to stay active. Fortify employees get a discount on the nearby rock climbing gym, and we have holds in the office to practice.

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Boston Outings

Boston has a terrific bar and restaurant scene. After work, you can often find the Fortify team at one of Boston’s bars to watch a sports game or just hang out.

Join the team.

Working at Fortify

Fortify is an advanced manufacturing company creating a new generation of high-performance products. Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM), enabled by patented Fluxprint technology, creates composite parts with precise fiber alignment. We bring cutting-edge technology to leading companies in the manufacturing, aerospace, and automotive industries.

Based in Boston, MA, we’re a small, passionate team motivated by curiosity and innovation. We’re hiring high-performing professionals to help build Fortify into a global leader in advanced manufacturing. Join an inclusive, collaborative team of engineers and creatives developing elegant technology that redefines how products are made.

Open Positions

  • Senior Electrical Engineer – Apply
  • Applications Engineer – Apply

Our Investors

Mainspring
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