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3Diligent CEO Pens Article for AME Target

Posted on Mar 07, 2017 by Cullen Hikene

I’m excited to share with you a new article I wrote on the state of 3D Printing in 2017 that was published by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) in its Target Online digital magazine.

In my article, “3D printing in 2017: moving past disillusionment and into production applications,” I explore how plastic and resin 3D Printing is getting faster, metal 3D printing is going mainstream and how software and services pull it all together.

AME’s Target is a resource for senior and experienced manufacturing professionals who are continuously reinventing products and services to meet tough competitive challenges. Readers learn about fundamentals/basics of manufacturing as well as leading-edge concepts. Topics include inspirational leadership, manufacturing as a desirable career, enterprise excellence and innovation.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

…as expectations have reset and the attention has returned to commercial and industrial applications, the industry is building momentum again.  Mega-corporations like GE and HP are making massive investments in 3D Printing.  3D Printing startups are fetching healthy valuations from the venture capital community.  Most importantly, manufacturing companies of all sizes are taking note of 3D Printing and building it into their strategic plans.  As we enter 2017, the market is defined by a few key trends…

From there, I dig into those three macro trends for the market.  I hope you’ll take a second to read the full article here

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