Crowdsourced appliance design becoming a reality in GE Appliances venture FirstBuild


FirstBuild was formed by a partnership of GE Appliances and Local Motors with the aim of creating a new product development/manufacturing model for the appliance industry. The venture is seeking to engage a community of industrial designers, scientists, engineers, appliance producers, and early adopters to address engineering challenges and innovations. FirstBuild will manufacture the designs in its Microfactory for rapid product introduction and iteration.

The venture will leverage 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing processes; 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions provider Stratasys Ltd. said it will now be a part of the venture.
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