Economies of One – The 3D Printing Company Rewriting Economic Law

For additive manufacturing companies focused on low-volume and high-complexity, Protolabs is leading the way. Protolabs is the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts. Through technological innovation and customer service, the company is attempting to rewrite economic law by succeeding with an operating model dubbed the economies of one.

Kevin Stein at TransDigm Group

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Kevin Stein, CEO of TransDigm Group (“TDG”), a leading “designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components,” gazed out his office window, playing back his conversation with CFO Michael Lisman from November 8, 2018. The debate du jour: does General Electric's innovation in Additive Manufacturing pose a threat to TDG's dominance of their end-market?