GE’s Jeffrey Immelt Says 3D Printing Not Over Rated

(The Atlantic) GE’s chief executive of Jeffrey Immelt said that “3D printing is worth my time, attention, money, and effort,”  at an Atlantic conference on the future of manufacturing in early February on the future of manufacturing in Washington, D.C. Immelt explained that 3D printing creates the product from the core up so there is less waste. The 3D printing process is cheaper and the time is faster. He predicted that manufacturing employment would rise, perhaps as a share of the economy.