General Electric will 3D-printing parts for jet engines




General Electric will 3D-printing parts for jet engines
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Once we wrote about the fact that the company Rolls Royce is going to use the technology 3D-printing to create some pieces for their jet engines, the same as the idea caught fire another manufacturer, General Electric (GE), American diversified corporation specializing in the production of various hardware to aviation engines.

From the words of the publication The Wall Street Journal, thanks to 3D-print GE is going to produce more than 85,000 fuel injectors for its new jet engines Leap. The Corporation does not yet have any need for that capacity, no human power, but she decided to invest in this business.

Typically, the fuel injectors consist of 20 different parts, which are produced by various companies. Through the use of 3D-printing technology, GE will have the ability to create uniform finished parts and thus significantly reduce the time and costs of production.

The assembly process will be much faster and bigger, require less production costs and equipment and will not be as complicated as seems now. In addition, 3D-printed items will be lighter and stronger than those that are created now, and will also be capable of withstanding higher temperatures (up to 1315 degrees Celsius) from inside the engine.

Can not we, but our children will live to see the moment when traveling aboard airliners will not be as expensive as it is now. Despite this, it is fuel today plays a major role ticket prices, making them more and more expensive.
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