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 »

GE Innovation FirstBuild (Photo courtesy of GE)

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 »

FirstBuild Demonstration Kitchen (Photo courtesy of GE)

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)