3D Printing is in the House (Small Business Committee)

By March 12, 2014General

Today’s House Small Business Committee’s hearing, “The Rise of 3D Printing: Opportunities of Entrepreneurs,” sounds like the latest sci-fi movie out of Hollywood that spells out a technology-filled future – but those watching the amazing advances in 3D printing know that the future is now.

3D printing stands to benefit all manufacturers by providing another key tool in the toolbox that improves production and delivers products to market faster than ever before. The possibilities are endless and today’s hearing made that clearer than ever.

Stratasys’ Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Jonathan Cobb, testified before Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and other members of the Committee today to educate members on how 3D printing has changed manufacturing in the U.S. what it can deliver for our future. He shared stories of how they helped businesses save hundreds of thousands of dollars in development costs, provided 21st Century design education to students across the nation through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives.

Mr. Cobb told the Committee, “We take pride in stories like this. To us, they demonstrate that we are not just in the business of producing 3D machines, we are also helping empower entrepreneurs by bringing manufacturing into their homes and workplaces.”

It’s something we should all take pride in – 3D printing will be a big part of the comeback of manufacturing in the U.S. – and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

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