In the following video, 3-D printing specialist Steve Heller interviews Christine Furstoss, a global technology director at General Electric's global research center. Furstoss heads GE's advanced manufacturing research initiatives around 3-D printing and manages a team of 450 engineers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Topics covered include:

  • the most powerful aspect of 3-D printing
  • the role "3-D inking" will play in the future of manufacturing
  • how GE manages its massive base of 300,000 employees worldwide
  • the Holy Grail of 3-D printing
  • GE's advice to parents on how to get their kids excited about engineering and 3-D printing

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