3D printing is revolutionizing many industries. So much so, that American energy giant General Electric wants to get in on the act, seeking to buy two European printing firms, including one in Germany.
General Electric's long-term punt on the profitability of its power business is not paying off. The US giant will cut almost one fifth of its global workforce in the area as it tries to meet its own cost-cutting targets.
Germany's economy minister, Peter Altmaier, wants German companies to receive state support to compete against innovative firms in the US and China. Critics say the plan is incompatible with a free market economy.
Attorneys General in 8 US states are suing the Trump administration over a decision to allow a company to post plans online on how to build a plastic gun using a 3D printer. Security officials have expressed concerns.
The world's longest-running air show has opened to aerospace industry officials and an estimated 150,000 visitors, who want to see the latest in aviation technology, including 3D-printing and electric planes.
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