Additive Manufacturing Strategies

GE is Giving Away Twelve 3D Printed Jet Engines…. or you can Print Your own Today!

ST Medical Devices

Share this Article

General Electric has been known as one of the larger corporations in the world that currently uses 3D printing in the creation of not just prototypes, but of final products as well. They have used different forms of additive manufacturing in the production of airplane jet engines, as well as parts for a variety of other products.

The type of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) that the company seems to use the most is DMLM (Direct Metal Laser Melting), where a machine gradually melts a metal powder to create 3-dimensional objects. GE Aviation is provide with the metal powder in large quantities of 15 and 30 pound bags. They have been using this technology for many different aspects within the production of jet engine components.

buildyourown1

Wouldn’t we all like to own a 3D printed jet engine? Well now is your chance. GE Aviation is holding a sweepstakes contest, called “Build Your Own Jet Engine“, in order to give away 12 3D printed jet engines. Okay, hold it there….. They aren’t real jet engines, but instead plastic 3D printed replicas. Nevertheless, they are still super cool, and would look great on anyone’s desk, mantel, or coffee table.

All in all, 12 winners will be selected, all of whom will receive one of these unique 3D printed jet engine replicas. The contest runs from today (July 11th) through July 21st at 4:00 p.m. or whenever 12 winners have been confirmed. Complete rules and details can be found at the contest website.

buildyourown5

If you don’t win, there is no reason for concern. You can still download the design files for this jet engine on Thingiverse. If you decide to print your own, the design comes in 13 separate 3D printable pieces, which must then all be assembled.  The detailed assembly instructions can be found here.

buildyourown2

What do you think? Have you entered the contest? Will you be downloading the design and printing it out yourself? We’d love to see your results. Discuss in the Build Your Own Jet Engine forum thread on 3DPB.com

The individual pieces that must be assembled after printing at home.

The individual pieces that must be assembled after printing at home.

Share this Article


Recent News

3D Printing News Briefs, January 26, 2022: Metals, Video Game Controllers, & More

Kornit Digital Buys Tesoma, Expanding Digital Textile Production



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Eco-Friendly 3D Printing: Sustainable Luxury Handbags Enabled with AM

When it comes to 3D printed fashion, I love it as much as I am skeptical of it. A lot of the 3D printed clothes I see, while gorgeous and...

Featured

Snapchat AR Tool Lets You Try Lakers Gear Before You Buy

Israeli 3D/augmented reality (AR) company Hexa is rolling out a new collaborative project with Microsoft and Snap Inc. (parent company of Snapchat) to create a platform for virtual try-on (VTO)...

3D Printing News Briefs, January 1st, 2022: CES 2022, Standards, Business, & More

Happy New Year! We’re starting with this week’s CES 2022 in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a new AM standard and business news from Roboze and...

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween, and welcome to this week’s webinar and event roundup! We’ve got several multi-day events, both in-person and online, to tell you about, starting with ICAM 2021, and then...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.