2016-09-11 3 min read



This week GE announced that they had put in bids (totaling $1.4B) to acquire both Arcam and SLM Solutions, two manufacturers of industrial 3D printing machines. I believe this marks a big shift in the structure and future of the metal AM industry, with effects that span the engineering and manufacturing process chain. My notes - with a detailed recap of GE's existing AM portfolio - here.

Wayfinding & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, repair and operations.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection & Testing.


  • Apple Plugs.
  • A spandrel is the area between an arch and its rectangular bounding box.
  • I moved to Crown Heights recently, and have been curious about the distinction between the Orthodox Jewish culture there and the (seemingly more severe) Hasids in South Williamsburgh. This article is a nice peek into Brooklyn's Orthodox culture.
  • The Second Federal Reserve District (which includes New York, part of New Jersey, and Puerto Rico) released a new jobs report, and the downstate (NYC metro area) tech/finance split is pretty interesting.

Credit to Jordan, Gabe, Dan, and Reilly for sending links this week. If you see something, send something :)


Rocket Lab's "Rutherford" LOX/RP-1 rocket, designed to launch
small payloads, uses electric turbopumps and a lot of AM.

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