What Does A Big Company Do With 3D Printing?

GE, FabbalooWe’re reading a very interesting interview by Joris Peels, who spoke to Prabhjot Sing, General Electric’s Manager of GE Additive Manufacturing Lab at GE Global Research.

The thought we had was: how does a very large company make use of 3D printers? Readers who have personal devices obviously have very different usage patterns. Here’s what Peels found:

·         GE has over 300 3D printers, covering almost all 3D printing processes

·         Equipment from many different manufacturers are employed

·         Most 3D prints are for research purposes, although there is recent investigation into 3D printing production airplane components by 2016

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