UT Engineering Students Help ORNL, Local Motors Print Drivable 3D Car

  KNOXVILLE—The only “car” that most people associate with printers is a “car-tridge” of ink, but may soon change, thanks in part to several University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students. UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Local Motors, Cincinnati Incorporated and Oak Ridge Associated Universities teamed up 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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SABIC’s Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Material used to Produce the World’s First 3D-Printed Vehicle at IMTS 2014

  SABIC delivered the innovative materials and processing expertise needed to create a first-of-its-kind concept vehicle using advanced 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago this week. This fully functional vehicle being printed from scratch and Read More »

SABIC’s LNP™ STAT-KON™ carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen for the world’s first 3D-printed vehicle at IMTS 2014 for its excellent strength-to-weight ratio and high stiffness which minimizes warping during the 3D printing process, enabling enhanced aesthetics and performance. (Photo courtesy of SABIC)

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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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)

FirstBuild.com: Co-creating a New World of Major Appliances

FirstBuild.com will harness the expertise and creativity of an online and offline, global co-creation community to design, engineer, build and sell the next generation of major appliances Community ideas and engineering designs will be built and iterated at a new micro-factory in Louisville, Ky. LOUISVILLE, Read More »

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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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