FINDLAY TOWNSHIP, PA—General Electric has opened a new operation here that will specialize in applying additive manufacturing technology to support the conglomerate’s various business units. The $39-million Center for Additive Technology Advancement will employ 50 engineers.
Traditionally, it has taken months or even years to get equipment to astronauts up in space, depending on the launch re-supply schedule. Zero-gravity 3D printing, however, may soon completely eliminate the need to send parts or equipment to spacecraft.
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