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What’s the Future for 3D Printing in Manufacturing?

A new report suggests that the growth in 3D printing technology in the manufacturing sector over the next three years will largely come in end-use production, with an emphasis on the use of metal materials. These two trends will combine to drive greater d…
Popular Discussions “Within 10 years, every commercial airplane will have 3D printed parts on it,” predicts Stratasys CEO Joe Allison in the foreword to a new report designed to… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/whats-future-3d-printing-manufacturing/

Could 3D Printing Really Transform Global Manufacturing Supply Chains?

One of the holy grails often cited by advocates of 3D printing technologies, or additive manufacturing (AM) as they are also known, is the potential for manufacturing companies to radically transform their traditional supply chains by creating a pool of d…
Popular Discussions One of the holy grails often cited by advocates of 3D printing technologies, or additive manufacturing (AM) as they are also known, is the potential for manu… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/could-3d-printing-really-transform-global-manufacturing-supply-chains/

Can You 3D Print a Car? Local Motors Thinks So…

If you’re going to be anywhere near Chicago during September, you may want to drop into the International Manufacturing Technology Show (September 8-13). That’s where Phoenix-based auto innovator Local Motors plans to 3D print and assemble a specially-des…
Popular Discussions If you’re going to be anywhere near Chicago during September, you may want to drop into the International Manufacturing Technology Show (September 8-13). Tha… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-you-3d-print-car-local-motors-thinks-so/

3D Printing: Autodesk Bids To Become The ‘Android’ of the 3D World

3D modeling software company Autodesk plans to launch an open source software platform later this year in a bid to create a new global standard for 3D printing. It’s a potentially astute move. There are an estimated 40 or more different types of software …
Popular Discussions 3D modeling software company Autodesk plans to launch an open source software platform later this year in a bid to create a new global standard for 3D printi… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/3d-printing-autodesk-bids-become-android-3d-world/

3D Printing: When Will It Enter Mainstream Manufacturing?

When a technology gets hip -- along comes the hype. 3D printing is no exception. For the last two years, 3D, also known as additive manufacturing technology, has been heralded as the next big thing. Some even consider it the start of a third industrial re…
When a technology gets hip -- along comes the hype. 3D printing is no exception. For the last two years, 3D, also known as additive manufacturing technology, has been heralded as … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/3d-printing-when-will-it-enter-mainstream-manufacturing/

3D Printing Takes Off In Aircraft Engines: GE Aviation

Bob McEwan, general manager for new product innovation at GE Aviation predicts that by 2020 “well over 100,000 parts” in its new range of LEAP and fuel-efficient GE9X aircraft engines will be produced using 3D printing techniques.
Popular Discussions Bob McEwan, general manager for new product innovation at GE Aviation predicts that by 2020 “well over 100,000 parts” in its new range of LEAP an… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/3d-printing-takes-aircraft-engines-ge-aviation/

4D Printing: Self-Adapting Materials In Manufacturing - Is It Just A Matter of Time?

Just when you were beginning to get to grips with the potential impact of 3D printing on your future business, along comes another innovative technology that may make you think even further ahead.
Just when you were beginning to get to grips with the potential impact of 3D printing on your future business, along comes another innovative technology that may make you think ev… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/4d-printing-self-adapting-materials-manufacturing-it-just-ma/

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