GE Expands Uses for 3D Printers and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch
General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): Current price $22.86
GE announced to IBD that it is expanding the uses for 3D printers and anticipated that the emerging tech should “touch” over one half of its manufacturing in the next 20 years. Having business segments in medical equipment, aviation, energy tech, and home appliances, the conglomerate’s growing adoption of “additive manufacturing” could revolutionize the printer makers 3D Systems, Stratasys, and ExOne along with domestic industry overall. Less than 10 percent of GE’s manufacturing employs 3D printing in some form currently, although that share should increase to between 20 and 25 percent in 10 years, and to 50 percent or more in 20 years.