Business Briefs: 3D expert highlights GigTank 2014

Business Briefs: 3D expert highlights GigTank 2014

June 27th, 2014 by Associated Press and Staff Report in Business Around the Region

GigTank Demo Day is seen in this file photo.

3D expert highlights GigTank 2014

Terry Wohlers, one of the world's leading experts on the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry, will be the keynote speaker at The Company Lab's annual GigTank Demo Day on July 29 when businesses pitch their proposals to investors.

Wohlers' appearance will be the second installment of the Chattanooga Spirit Series, a new string of speaking engagements that feature national voices on topics that highlight emerging innovation opportunities in the Chattanooga area.

The 3D industry nearly tripled in size over the past four years, and Wohlers says "we have only skimmed the surface of what's possible." Interested people wanting to hear Wohlers' speech can register at

Mortgage rates decline again

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined again this week, hovering near historically low levels.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year loan eased to 4.14 percent from 4.17 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage fell to 3.22 percent from 3.30 percent.