Media Advisory: GE Global Research to Host Live Video Chat on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

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Please join GE Global Research and experts from industry, academia and government in a Google+ Hangout video discussion to examine the latest in advanced material applications and innovative design capabilities made possible by additive manufacturing.

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Panel experts will address key questions regarding the future prospects and growth of the additive industry, such as:

  •     What changes and challenges do you foresee as additive manufacturing goes mainstream?
  •     What types of jobs and skillsets will make up the additive supply chain?
  •     Could additive manufacturing eventually be used to produce very large and complex parts? How large in scale could they go?
  •     Additive manufacturing is a significant disruptive technology. What will it look like 50 years from now? How much could it change manufacturing as we know it?

Following a discussion on these topics and others, the floor will open for an interactive Q&A session with attendees. Viewers can submit questions at http://www.ge.com/research/live/ or via Twitter at #GEResearchLive.

What: “The Future of Additive Manufacturing”

Who:    

  •     Moderator: Christine Furstoss, Technical Director, Manufacturing & Materials Technologies, GE Global Research
  •     Panelists:
  • Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3D Systems
  • Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates
  • Dr. Ryan Wicker, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Rob Gorham, Deputy Director – Technology Development, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) and National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)

When: September 27, 2013, 10:00AM EST

Where: Please log on to http://www.ge.com/research/live/ on September 27 to join the Google+ Hangout video session.

For more information, please contact Todd Alhart at Todd.Alhart(at)ge(dot)com or at 518-387-7914.

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