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3MF Consortium Is Joined By GE Global Research

GE Global Research is 3MF´s the first new Founding Member of 2016.

The 3MF Consortium is a group of companies who want to develop a better file format for 3D printing. Now with their newest member, GE Global Research, the group got a highly potential user. GE is one of the biggest users of metal 3D printing technology and pioneered additive manufacturing in different industries.

“With the successful integration of 3D printed metal parts in two different jet engine platforms and the construction of GE Aviation’s $50 million state-of-the-art high-volume additive production plant in Auburn, Alabama, we achieved major milestones with our additive program in 2015,” said Prabhjot Singh, Manager of the Additive Manufacturing Lab at GE Global Research. “But we have only scratched the surface on additive’s potential. With even better design tools, machines and new materials, we can dramatically expand the additive industry’s footprint in manufacturing. That future will arrive faster through the strong ecosystem that 3MF is building to bring the right stakeholders together to accelerate new innovations and breakthroughs in this space.”

Adrian Lannin, 3MF Consortium executive director:

“GE Global Research is a recognized leader with real-world experience using 3D printing and additive manufacturing to drive innovation. We look forward to working with GE Global Research to enrich the 3MF standard and create new opportunities for both 3D printing and the additive manufacturing ecosystem.”

For more information on 3MF check out the video interview with Adrian Lannin or read a interview we did with him earlier last year: “How Significant is a Universal File Format for 3D Printing?