Your World, 3D Printed
While we’ve touched on 3D printing before, and have even talked about 4D printing, we haven’t spent a lot of time talking about how 3D printing could potentially revolutionize the manufacturing industry.
But one thing we are big advocates of? How awesome manufacturing is. And some recent news about 3D printing’s abilities has us pretty excited for its potential in the industry.
Even the President is talking about 3D printing. In his February State of the Union address, President Obama said the following:
There are things we can do, right now, to accelerate this trend. Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. There’s no reason this can’t happen in other towns. So tonight, I’m announcing the launch of three more of these manufacturing hubs, where businesses will partner with the Departments of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs. And I ask this Congress to help create a network of fifteen of these hubs and guarantee that the next revolution in manufacturing is Made in America.
A good sign for 3D printing, manufacturing, and the general ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ revolution we seem to be experiencing right now. But don’t just take the President’s word for it. GE Capital’s Roadshow for Growth recently posted an incredible infographic showing just how much could soon be made with 3D printers. Awesome? We think so.
See the infographic below:
What do you think? Could 3D printing revolutionize the manufacturing industry? Tell us your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.
Image courtesy of GE’s Roadshow for Growth.