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3D Printing Pioneer Interview With Bill Carter of GE Research

Written by David

April 19, 2019

GE Research has been utilizing 3D printing for a very long time indeed. In the past company invented key polymers used for 3D printing, applied many processes to aerospace and used the technology extensively throughout their R&D efforts. Behind the scenes, GE also worked on experimenting with inventing its own technologies and machines decades before the firm’s high profile entry into the 3D printing market. Already in the 90’s R&D teams at GE were trying to work on metal printing. In Niskayuna, New York Bill Carter and Marshall Jones created a metal printer. The 90’s metal 3D printer had a 3” X 1” X 1” build plate. Now GE’s latest offering from the labs prints 1-meter diameter and one-meter high metal parts. It was an honor for us to get to interview Bill, who’s been with GE Research since 1974, has over 55 patents and was inducted into the […]


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