GE Global Research, Industry Experts Hold Video Chat on Future of Additive Manufacturing

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What's next for additive manufacturing? Watch as stakeholders from across this growing industry offer insights on how the technology is evolving and what the future may hold.

On Friday, September 27, GE Global Research convened a distinguished panel of experts for a live video chat on the Future of Additive Manufacturing. During the hour-long discussion on Google+, additive technology leaders from academia, government, and business offered their thoughts on how this revolutionary shift in manufacturing could change innovation, collaboration, and business models in the years to come. The group also addressed several of the over 100 questions posed from viewers watching the live broadcast.

Participants in the Google+ "Hangout" included:

  • Christine Furstoss, Technical Director, Manufacturing & Materials Technologies, GE Global Research
  • Avi Reichental, President and Chief Executive Officer of 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)

A replay of the entire video chat is available on GE Global Research Live or on YouTube.

To coincide with the event, GE's Christine Furstoss shared additional thoughts about additive manufacturing in a blog post entitled "A View of Manufacturing Through 3D Glasses."

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