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In the News: Challenges Associated With Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing has already had a profound impact on the aerospace, medical and automotive industries. However, there is still room for growth. A recent report from Boston Consulting Group noted only 34% of U.S.-based manufacturing executives implemented additive manufacturing practices. Also, according to a recent UPS report, additive manufacturing represents only 0.04% of the global manufacturing market.


Although there is a huge opportunity for manufacturers, there are also barriers preventing widespread adoption across industries. Current challenges include financial considerations, certification and regulation requirements, repeatability, and the skills gap. In a new article, our CEO, Jesse Coors-Blankenship, gives insights into how companies can overcome these challenges to proliferate the widespread adoption of additive technologies. Read the full article in Forbes today.

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Jesse Blankenship

Jesse Blankenship

A pioneer of generative design, Jesse founded Frustum, Inc. in 2014 to usher in a new paradigm of CAD. Recognized for his expertise, Jesse served as a Columbia University (MSAAD-2010) Researcher & Professor, teaching generative design and programming to hundreds of graduate students. Jesse also worked as a Senior Optimization Engineer at Autodesk Research for Additive Manufacturing and Aerospace applications. His work included leading the Optimization of the Airbus 2050 concept plane. As CEO of Frustum, Inc., Jesse has enjoyed growing a profitable and innovative company by establishing strong relationships, commercial agreements and OEM partnerships.