Why 3-D Printing Is Critical to GE's Manufacturing Future

How GE is educating its workforce in 3-D printing.

Isaac Pino
Isaac Pino, CPA and Chris Hill
Feb 16, 2013 at 6:00PM

The Motley Fool's industrial analyst, Isaac Pino, recently attended The Atlantic magazine's Manufacturing Summit for insight into the industry and visited General Electric's (NYSE:GE) 30 Rockefeller offices for a closer look at the $250 billion conglomerate. Isaac and Motley Fool Money host Chris Hill weigh in on the company's transformation over the past few years, its game-changing investments in 3-D printing and the industrial Internet, and the opportunity ahead for GE shareholders.

In the following segment, Isaac delves into the idea of how GE is training and educating its workforce for the coming 3-D printing revolution. He talks about some of the well-rounded range of skills today's manufacturing employee needs and what GE's educational focuses are. He finishes the segment not by asking why GE is taking this new type of educational focus, but by asking how other companies can afford not to.