3D Printing Company Gorilla Maker Finds Success By Manufacturing in the US

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DSC0000.png Recently, whenMakerBotdecided toshut down their Brooklyn-based manufacturing facilityand move their production overseas, it left me wondering whether the United States was a feasible place to run a manufacturingbusiness. It’s true, there are certainly benefits to outsourcing into other countries, most of which revolve around cost effectiveness. But, still, there’s a certain charm and pride that comes alongside 3D printing companies that base themselves entirely in the US.

DSC0001.png In fact, this has been the primary selling point for the new Verona, Kentucky-based 3D printing company, Gorilla Maker. Founded by Glenn Warner, the company believes that localized production provides the best route towards high quality products, motivated employees, and close-knit community>
  Their flagship 3D printer model, called the GM3D500, showcases its patriotism with an American flag on the front, and has found itself in schools and businesses across the country. Now working out of a>
  “We stick these on everything we make,” he said. “We get parts from around the world, but everything that can be made by us in Kentucky, we make. I bleed red, white and blue, and we want that flag to be on every machine that goes out of here.”
DSC0002.jpg   Glenn Warner, founder of Gorilla Maker

  Once a Gorilla Maker 3D printer is sold, the customer receives comprehensive instructions about how to use their 3D printer and how to make functional designs as well.>
  The 3D printing company has also partnered with local schools, supplying libraries with their 3D printers, and supports the Boone County MakerSpace. In the coming months, Warner plans to head to Kentucky State University to showcase how Gorilla Maker designs and produces their 3D printers, and will also teach these students about basic manufacturing and business skills.>
DSC0003.png For instance, when Warner encountered an>  Gorilla Makerisn’t just stopping at their large-scale FDM 3D printers either; Warner and his company are alsoworking towards producing more advanced 3D printers that would manufacture with resin and metal-based materials. With an abundance of experience in the tech world, Warner seems to have figured out how to make a quality product with a strong, patriotic message behind it. Regardless of where the company goes next, you can rest assured that somewhere on their next product will be a proud American flag sticker.
[Source: Northern Kentucky Tribune]

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