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May 23, 2015

Watch GE’s 3D Printed Jet Engine Fire at 33,000 RPM — By Jason Dorrier

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GE just 3D printed a jet engine—complete and functioning. It’s a pretty cool trick. The engine, about the size of a football, is a much-simplified version of something you might see on a commercial jet. But as we can’t fully 3D print one of those yet, this simpler design is used on RC planes instead of 747s.

GE is one of several aerospace players experimenting with industrial 3D printing. They’ve been using the tech to make finished parts for real jet engines too. Last year, for example, they said their CFM Leap engine would use 3D printed nozzles. Others, like SpaceX, are likewise using 3D printed parts in their creations. Read more

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  • Amit on May 29, 2015 11:02 pm

    Ge is doing some amazing work, Soon we might just see a jet engine made from a 3d printer in India as they have setup a 3d printing manufacturing hub there.