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January 13, 2013 | Categories: Industry News
In a recent article in MMS’s Additive Manufacturing supplement, engineers with GE Aviation were candid about not only the promise of additive manufacturing technology, but also its challenges. One of the challenges they described relates to the size of the supplier base. There is not currently enough capacity in North America, in GE Aviation’s preferred method of additive metal manufacturing, to accommodate just the demand that GE Aviation by itself expects to have for this mode of production.