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Additive Manufacturing To Eliminate 845 Parts on GE's ATP TurbopropBy using additive manufacturing (commonly referred to as “3D printing”), GE Aviation has eliminated 845 parts for its Advanced Turboprop Engine (ATP), which will power Textron Aviation’s Denali turboprop single, GE Aviation president and CEO David Joyce said yesterday during a company investor call on additive manufacturing. Parent company GE also announced on the call it has acquired two suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment—Arcam and SLM Solutions Group—for $1.4 billion. (www.ainonline.com) More...
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Also durability/life limit of those parts.
That is just so awesome
About time this came around!
How long does it take to make the parts?