Friends of Manufacturing

Meet Carbon, Who With Big Backers Google and General Electric Wants to Revolutionize Manufacturing


From sneakers to cars to medical devices, 3D printing is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture products, making one startup a hot commodity.

Carbon, founded in 2013 by Joseph DeSimone, a long-time faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he first was introduced to 3D printing, is revolutionizing the technology. DeSimone has been working on making materials more durable and capable of being used to make consumer products in a seamless, affordable and more personalized manner than traditional manufacturing.


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