Jennifer Edwards

Public Relations Manager at Fictiv. I'm passionate about garnering news coverage on how Fictiv empowers designers, engineers and manufacturers to work together to help our customers bring more products to market, faster.

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Fictiv Named a 2022 Gartner® Cool Vendor™ in Manufacturing Operations

SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2022 – Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing, announced today that it has been named a 2022 Gartner Cool Vendor in Manufacturing Operations. Each year, Gartner provides Cool Vendor reports which are designed to highlight interesting, new, and innovative vendors, products, and services. The report gives some recommendations to the […]

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Fictiv Strengthens Global Presence and Technology Talent with Opening of New Office in Pune, India

PUNE, INDIA & SAN FRANCISCO, August 22, 2022 – Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing, recently announced the opening of its new office in Pune, India, which will serve to complement its U.S. headquarters as an additional engineering center and provide an anchor for further investment in Fictiv’s India manufacturing partner network. These investments […]

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Fictiv Promotes IT Infrastructure Leader Jim Ruga to Chief Information Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2022 – Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing, has recently promoted Jim Ruga to chief information officer (CIO). In this role, Ruga is part of Fictiv’s C-Level executive leadership team, driving the maturation of the company and is directly responsible for the digital transformation of its technology.  Ruga joined Fictiv […]

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Fictiv Achieves SOC 2 Type II Compliance to Offer Customers Greater IP Protection

SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2022 – Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing, today announced it has successfully completed its audit for System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II compliance, the only company in the digital manufacturing industry to meet this standard. This achievement reflects Fictiv’s commitment to the highest levels of confidentiality, data […]

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Fictiv Delivers U.S. Injection Molding Solutions to Address Industry’s Biggest Supply Chain Issues

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2022 – Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing, announced today that in response to customer demand, it is expanding its injection molding manufacturing partner network in the U.S. This will  increase capacity for domestic resources, offering customers more flexibility and reduced supply chain risks. “At Fictiv, our goal is to […]

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Fictiv Adds 16 New CNC Machining Materials to Auto-Quoting Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2022 – Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing, today announced the addition of 16 new quality metal and plastic computerized numerical control (CNC) machining materials to its auto-quoting platform. In addition, six other new materials are now available on Fictiv’s platform with a one-hour quote turnaround time.  With the addition […]

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Fictiv Launches Online DFM for Injection Molding to Simplify a Traditionally Slow, Complex Process 

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2022 – Fictiv, the operating system for custom manufacturing, announced today a significant enhancement to its online platform that enables users to easily receive, review, and respond to injection molding design for manufacturability (DFM) feedback. To manufacture an injection molding tool, engineers traditionally endure weeks of back-and-forth cycles with manufacturers to […]

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Fictiv Donates $10,000 in Tight-Tolerance, High-Quality CNC Parts for UC Berkeley’s Formula SAE Electric Race Vehicle

Donation enabled UC Berkeley engineering students access to highly complex, machined parts at a fraction of the standard amount of time and cost   SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2022 – Fictiv, the leader in high-quality, on-demand manufacturing recently congratulated Formula Electric at Berkeley, the electric vehicle team at the University of California, Berkeley, for successfully participating […]

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Fictiv’s 2022 State of Manufacturing Report Finds an Industry Focused on Organizational Transformation in Order to Shore Up Future Growth

In response to rampant supply chain disruptions and rising customer demands, leaders are fortifying business foundations to improve manufacturing and supply chain visibility, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency. SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2022 – Fictiv, the leader in on-demand, high-quality digital manufacturing, announced today the release of its annual State of Manufacturing report. The findings […]

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Fictiv Announces Inaugural Participation in Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2022

CEO & Co-Founder, Dave Evans, to hold session highlighting two customer case studies that demonstrate the economic impact of utilizing digital manufacturing to deliver increased productivity, reduced risk and true agility in today’s volatile supply chain environment SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2022 – Fictiv, known for operating the leading Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem that delivers hardware […]

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Fictiv Secures $100 Million in Funding to Solve Urgent Supply Chain Risks and Accelerate Time to Market for Product Companies

Series E funding will advance digital manufacturing adoption throughout enterprise organizations SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2022 – Fictiv, the leader in high-quality, on-demand manufacturing, today announced the closing of a $100 million Series E funding round. The investment will advance Fictiv’s mission to accelerate product innovation with an expanded focus on decreasing supply chain risk […]

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Fictiv Announces Agile 3D Printing Collaboration with Jabil

SAN FRANCISCO, July 07, 2020 – Digital manufacturing ecosystem company Fictiv today announced a new industry-first collaboration that makes Jabil Inc. a key part of its global manufacturing network to connect and streamline 3D-print prototyping through to mass-scale production using an innovative digital thread. Designed to de-risk and streamline the supply chain through quality, speed, transparency, and […]

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Fictiv Delivers Speed and Quality With Integration of New Quality Services into Its Digital Manufacturing Platform

Unique integration of quality services into Fictiv digital thread allows customers to realize the promise of quality, transparency, and speed for complete reliability standards SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2021 – Fictiv today announced the integration of a number of new quality inspection and certification services directly into its self-service digital manufacturing platform. These new additions make it […]

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Fictiv Founder and CEO Dave Evans Honored with 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Award for Role in Digital Transformation

Evans was an early visionary and driving force in industry’s move to digital transformation, pioneer behind Fictiv’s Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 15, 2021 – Fictiv today announced that company founder and CEO Dave Evans has been recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for his contribution to digital transformation within the industry. Designed by […]

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Fictiv Named a Global Leader in Cloud Computing

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 08, 2020 – The Business Intelligence Group today announced that it has awarded Fictiv a 2020 Stratus Award in its annual business award program, which highlights the companies, products and people offering unique solutions using cloud technologies. Fictiv was recognized as a Cloud Disruptor for delivering rapid digital transformation to the decades old status quo within […]

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Fictiv Launches Carbon Neutral Shipping Program

Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem will leverage carbon offsets to reduce environmental impact and fight climate change SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 01, 2020 – As part of a concerted effort to standardize sustainability measures within global manufacturing, Fictiv today unveiled a new carbon neutral shipping program to offset the environmental footprint of transportation-generated carbon emissions.  Fictiv has partnered with Dot Neutral to […]

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Fictiv Debuts Design for Manufacturability (DfM) Masterclass

Three-part engineering Masterclass series shows engineers how to minimize CNC machining challenges and design parts for optimal production quality, speed, and cost SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2020 – Designing products for optimal user experiences, minimum manufacturing effort, and potential regulatory compliance is a difficult balancing act, especially within a COVID-19 work-from-home environment and amidst trade […]

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Fictiv COO Jean Olivieri Honored with Inaugural Women in Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2020 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only magazine in the supply chain industry covering the entire global supply chain that focuses on ROI, professional development and change management, has selected Fictiv COO Jean Olivieri as a winner of its first-ever Women in Supply Chain award. The Women in Supply Chain award […]

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Fictiv’s Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem Now Delivers Industry-First Radical Transparency Features

Radical transparency provides unprecedented visibility and traceability into manufacturing processes to ensure quality and mitigate risk for mechanical engineers and supply chain managers unable to visit factory floors during COVID-19 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 01, 2020 – Fictiv today unveiled industry-first features that deliver unprecedented visibility, traceability, speed, and quality benefits for customers leveraging its Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem […]

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2020 State of Manufacturing Report Finds Severe Levels of COVID-19 Disruption, Clear Industry Commitment to Digital Transformation

Hundreds of senior decision makers in healthcare, robotics, and other industries report damaging COVID-19 impact, focus on digital transformation, and emphasis on building supply chain resilience through agility SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2020 – The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems have been among the hardest hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fictiv’s newly released 2020 State […]

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Dave Evans Named to 2021 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150

Recognized for Leadership in Transforming Manufacturing as a Digital Future SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2020– Fictiv today announced that co-founder and CEO Dave Evans has been named by Constellation Research to its 2021 Business Transformation 150, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe. As part of its determination process, BT150 acknowledged that […]

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Fictiv Named SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2020 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2020 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Fictiv as a 2020 recipient of its prestigious SDCE 100 Award for its ability to deliver speed and agility via digital transformation of supply chains. Fictiv was specifically chosen for its demonstrated success […]

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Fictiv Donates Tool to Make Millions of Face Shields Available to Hospitals at Cost

New tool and injection molding process can produce millions of face shields a month with lead times as fast as 1 day SAN FRANCISCO, April 06, 2020 – Global manufacturing ecosystem Fictiv today announced that hospitals and healthcare providers can begin ordering the protective face shields in batches of up to 10,000 per order at cost for […]

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India, Taiwan, and United States Emerge as Manufacturing Alternatives to China

Fictiv shifts capacity to these markets to mitigate risk for customers, avoiding product delays and added landed costs in the wake of the coronavirus slowdowns SAN FRANCISCO, March 09, 2020 – As COVID-19 continues to impact businesses globally, India, Taiwan, and the United States have all added capacity to accommodate production slowdowns in China. Fictiv […]

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Fictiv Earns Best CEO and Best Companies for Women Awards in Comparably’s 2019 Best Places to Work Rankings

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2019 – Fictiv, an on-demand manufacturing platform based in San Francisco, today announced that it is among the top 50 mid-sized companies honored in Comparably’s 2019 Best Places to Work Awards. Selected by 10 million ratings from amongst 50,000 U.S. companies, Fictiv earned a top spot on the two distinct lists due […]

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Fictiv’s 2019 State of Hardware Report Finds Tariffs Add Cost and Complexity for Product Teams Already Struggling to Get to Market

To overcome these added challenges, the survey shows teams have instituted tariff engineering measures such as a reliance on local manufacturers for product assembly and new manufacturing platforms SAN FRANCISCO, May 07, 2019 – Fictiv today released their fourth annual State of Hardware Report, exposing the added burden of tariffs on an industry already struggling to quickly and […]

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Fictiv Secures $33M Series C to Scale Cloud-Based Contract Manufacturing Platform and Transform Global Supply Chains

Funding to accelerate Fictiv’s vision to help teams build hardware products at the speed of software through platform investments, customer growth, and expansion of its global manufacturing network SAN FRANCISCO, March 05, 2019 – Fictiv today announced that it closed a $33 million Series C funding round to accelerate its transformation of contract manufacturing into […]

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Fictiv Opens 2019 State of Hardware Survey

Virtual manufacturer calls for hardware product creators to participate in definitive report on hardware development SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2019 – Today Fictiv issued a public invitation for hardware development stakeholders to participate in its State of Hardware Survey on hardware development and manufacturing. The insights gained from this survey will form the foundation for Fictiv’s fourth annual State […]