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GM Opens Facility For 3D Printing

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Dec. 15, 2020—General Motors has announced the opening of a 15,000-square-foot facility dedicated to producing 3D printing technology. 

The facility, named the Additive Industrialization Center, houses 24 3D printers that create polymer and metal solutions, according to a press release put out by the automaker. 

So far, GM's team has printed nearly 100 hand tools for the assembly of its all-new full-size SUV. 

“GM is increasingly applying the benefits of 3D printing, from prototype development to manufacturing tooling and production vehicles,” said Ron Daul, GM director of Additive Manufacturing and Polymer Centers, in a press release. “With the opening of the AIC, we’ll continue to accelerate adoption of this technology across the organization.”

 

 

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