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Stratasys Heads to the Hill to Demonstrate the New Shape of Manufacturing

Jon Cobb (left), vice president of corporate affairs at Stratasys, discusses how 3D printing is changing manufacturing competitiveness
Jon Cobb (left), vice president of corporate affairs at Stratasys, discusses how 3D printing is changing manufacturing competitiveness

capitolStrengthening competitiveness, reshoring jobs, and increasing supply chain efficiencies – all important topics of conversation yesterday, October 16, as Stratasys hosted a 3D printing showcase event on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The main topic of discussion  – how additive manufacturing can move the economy forward by fundamentally changing the way companies bring products to market through on-demand production of parts and production tools.

Capitol Hill attendees interacted with a variety of 3D printed parts, from jigs and fixtures, tooling aids to end-use products
Capitol Hill attendees interacted with a variety of 3D printed parts, from jigs and fixtures, tooling aids to end-use products

More than 100 Capitol Hill opinion leaders including Congressional staffers, administration and relevant trade association and think tank executives were in attendance. As part of the event, Stratasys executives and 3D printing experts shared their insights on how many manufacturers are using the technology across a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, medical device, and consumer products.

Attendees also saw demonstrations of  different Stratasys 3D Printers, including the Fortus and Objet Connex, and interacted with numerous parts on display demonstrating a range of manufacturing applications from prototyping, tooling, jigs and fixtures, and parts used by manufacturers.

The event featured live demonstrations of Stratasys 3D Printers
The event featured live demonstrations of Stratasys 3D Printers

While everyone has heard about 3D printing as a disruptive technology with significant promise, attendees at the Capitol Hill event walked away with a much deeper understanding of how additive manufacturing is being used today to reshape how many manufacturers are bringing products to market faster and more cost-effectively.

Carrie Wyman

Carrie Wyman

Carrie is a technology and 3D printing enthusiast, with a passion for beautiful design.

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