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 takes a closer look at GE's purchase of Morris Technologies. With major acquisitions like these often being poor purchases, Isaac takes a close look through how Morris' 3-D printing design solutions fit in with the future of GE, and why GE shareholders should be glad GE made this bet.