"Manufacturing is evolving at a pace we have not seen for 60 years. The next industrial revolution is here," says Christine Furstoss, Global Technology Director, Manufacturing & Materials, at GE (Fairfield, CT). Additive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, is the "key driver of this change," she adds. An e-book, published by PlasticsToday and sponsored by Stratasys (Eden Prairie, MN), a global provider of 3D printing technology, profiles the remarkable advances that AM is engineering in everything from moldmaking to next-generation medical devices.
The interactive e-book features informative articles on, among other topics, the dizzying growth of the 3D-printing industry, which is projected to exceed $21 billion in revenue by 2020, and the fundamental ways in which it is transforming the moldmaking sector.