DVT's CEO Robert Steinke told the 850 attendees of the annual global conference during his keynote speech that conventional business hierarchies were wrong. "Too many organizations have the CEO at the top of a pyramid looking down with everyone looking up to satisfy that individual. That's wrong," Steinke said. DVT Corp.'s organizational structure is an inverted pyramid. "I stand at the bottom, and every layer above me adds value. I'm looking up to see how I can help everyone above me," he said.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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