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  • Things are Getting Hot in Metal 3D Printing

    *This post was originally published on LinkedIn As I’ve participated in the digital revolution of manufacturing over the past decade, I’ve come to believe that productivity will be redefined by the “Four A’s:” artificial intelligence, analytics, automation and additive manufacturing. Among those forces, additive manufacturing -- or 3D Printing -- may be the most disruptive. I saw it first-hand at GE – one of the world’s largest manufacturers -- as the company became a clear leader in this…

  • Why Table Stakes Matter in Manufacturing Tech: Our Investment in Tulip

    Last summer, as a guest of a large industrial conglomerate, we took a week in steamy August to visit several factories—including power and lighting facilities in the Carolinas. We expected to see factories exemplary of the future manned by robots and fully automated with digital screens and wearable devices. At NEA, we’ve invested in several companies that are relevant within these environments including Upskill, which offers a platform for leveraging wearables in the enterprise to increase…