Additive Manufacturing Team 3D-Prints Working Jet Engine

By on May 22nd, 2015 in Usage

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GE Aviation has side projects. Side projects are cool. The Angel Trumpet 3D printed jet engine is one such side project.

A team of engineers, machinists and engineers 3D-printed a backpack-size engine at GE Aviation’s Additive Development Center near Cincinnati. They built the engine over the course of a few years to test out what AM can really do when pushed, and also to have a great side project to work on.  

“We wanted to see if we could build a little engine that runs almost entirely out of additive manufacturing parts,” according to one of the engineers. “This was a fun side project.”


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!