FirstBuild-The Dawn of a New Ice Age: Meet Opal, FirstBuild’s Crowdsourced Countertop Ice Nugget Maker

By Terrence Murray, GE Reports Rolling out almost any consumer product is an intricate process that usually involves lengthy market studies and costly R&D. But consumer tastes are fickle – especially today – and a blockbuster idea can grow stale before it arrives in the Read More »

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GE Affiliate, FirstBuild, will use Crowdsourcing and Stratasys 3D Printing to Invent Next Generation of Home Appliances

GE Appliances’ FirstBuild using Stratasys 3D printing technology to revolutionize the way things are made Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel – Sept. 17, 2014 – Stratasys Ltd.(Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced today its partnership with FirstBuild, a GE affiliate. Read More »

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GE-Hack Your Fridge With FirstBuild’s Smart Pitcher

  Earlier this year, engineer Taylor Dawson visited his brother in Arizona after a business trip. Dawson, a GE Appliances product manager, had just signed on with FirstBuild, GE’s collaboration with open-source innovator Local Motors that aims to create innovative new refrigerators and other appliances and Read More »

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GE and Local Motors Partner to Create a New Business Model for the Manufacturing Industry

GE {NYSE: GE} and Local Motors have partnered to create FirstBuild™ a new model for the manufacturing industry that accelerates new product introductions. Through co-creation and the FirstBuild microfactory, which officially opened July 24 in Louisville, Kentucky, the FirstBuild on-line and local community members can Read More »

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The Business of Making Things: FirstBuild™ Microfactory Opens in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

FirstBuild™ designs, builds and sells home appliances using an online co-creation community and micromanufacturing model to accelerate new product introductions This new model enables faster development, testing, customization and small-batch production LOUISVILLE, Ky. — July 24, 2014 — (GE:NYSE) — From the color of appliances Read More »

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GE-MakerBot and TechShop Join GE’s Collaborative Innovation Strategy

MakerBot will partner with FirstBuild on open innovation challenges, using 3D printing to design parts that will enhance the convenience and functionality of major appliances  TechShop and FirstBuild will partner to challenge TechShop community members to co-create on the FirstBuild website; winning products will receive Read More »

GE's new micro kitchen is one of the projects MakerBot and TechShop will help FirstBuild design and engineer. (Photo courtesy of GE)

GE, Local Motors Partner to Pioneer New Model for Manufacturing Industry

by GE Partnership will pair co-creation and micromanufacturing to bring the next evolution of innovative products and industrial solutions to market The first projects will focus on major GE Appliances and the future of cooking Fairfield, CT. – March 13, 2014 – GE (NYSE:GE) today announced Read More »

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