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How 3D Can Make Your Manufacturing Business More Competitive

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3D printing is helping manufacturers get a leg up on their competition, as evidenced by several groundbreaking projects by firms such as GE making the world’s largest commercial jet using 3D printed parts, and automotive manufacturer Local Motors collaborating with Siemens to make the first 3D-printed car.

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GE CEO Jeff Immelt on the Future of GE-and of American Manufacturing

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Not long ago, materials were cheap and labor was expensive. Today, the reverse is true, which is why it makes sense to re-shore production in many sectors. But more importantly, the product is increasingly part of the process, driving more companies to embed their know-how and innovativeness with the product itself, says GE CEO Jeff Immelt. That and the prospect of cheaper energy due to the fracking revolution will boost manufacturing in America.

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