Many are the multinationals that are interested in making 3D printing grow towards a certain sector of the market in order to not only favor their interests, but literally own certain technologies, through patents, with which they can earn a lot of money in the future not too far away.
This is the case of General Electric, an American giant related to the world of energy that has decided to bet on 3D printing. Thanks to this we know their movements related to the acquisition of several European companies or, as recently announced, the investment of 100 million euros to create a new production center in Lichtenfels, Germany.
General Electric has invested almost 1.500 billion euros in 3D printing.
Thanks to all these movements, today General Electric dominates two of the existing technologies of metal 3D printing, specifically the additive manufacturing of metallic powders and the one that uses electrons. As a detail, tell you that the true idea of the company is to have a dominant role in each of the five current technologies and even in any other that may arise over time.
If we put a little all this General Electric plan, as you have commented Mohammad Ehteshami, Chief of Additive Manufacturing for the American multinational, we will find out that currently the company has already invested about $ 1.500 million in 3D printing technologies in the last decade.
Based on the statements of Mohammad Ehteshami:
We are always studying organic and inorganic possibilities ... Strategically, there are inorganic games that it would be silly not to take advantage of.