Manufacturers and Industry Groups Today Celebrate National
Manufacturing Day Through Events Showcasing U.S. Manufacturing
MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Manufacturing using 3D printing technologies holds significant promise
in strengthening U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by transforming how
many products are made and increasing supply chain efficiencies,
according to Stratasys
(Nasdaq: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal
use, prototyping and production.
Attendees view a demonstration of Stratasys 3D printers at NAM board meeting in Washington D.C. (Photo: Business Wire)
However, Stratasys also noted that industry, government, and academia
need to continue collaboration across key areas to help realize the
potential economic impact from accelerated use of additive
manufacturing. These include efforts to educate industry on the
viability of existing and developmental 3D printing technologies, and
strengthen STEM education to prepare the workforce of tomorrow.
Stratasys provided a demonstration of 3D printing technology at the
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) annual board meeting in
Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. And both Stratasys and NAM agree
that current economic conditions may enable additive manufacturing to
scale up and drive significant economic impact.
“Additive manufacturing or 3D printing can fundamentally change many
aspects of the manufacturing process,” says Stratasys CEO David Reis.
“It brings new agility and efficiency and can help manufacturers keep
production at home. It is imperative that 3D printing technology
providers, manufacturers, universities and government work together to
help fulfill the promise of this impressive and impactful technology and
strengthen our economy and manufacturing. Stratasys is actively working
to that end.”
The theme of US manufacturing competitiveness and innovation was echoed
around the country today as hundreds of manufacturers and industry
groups recognized National
Manufacturing Day by hosting events to showcase U.S. manufacturing
capabilities and the future of the 3D printing industry.