Additive Manufacturing Team 3D-Prints Working Jet Engine

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.”


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