3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed…

3D Printing Improves Testing for Gas Turbine Components

Gas turbines are complex components to manufacture, but additive manufacturing has been successfully utilized to accelerate design cycle times, reduce development test times, provide better test data and reduce the…

GE Aviation Completes Successful Tests of FATE Engine and T901 Engine Prototype, Both Featuring 3D Printed Components

Back in 2015, GE Aviation began utilizing additive manufacturing technology in the retrofitting of hundreds of GE90 jet engines with 3D printed sensor housings. Fast forward a little, and the company…

German Power Plant Employs 3D Printed Parts by GE for Greater Efficiency

During this holiday season, I was surprised to see items such as 3D printing pens emptied off the shelves in the few big stores I was shopping in, along with…

GE Global Research Uses 3D Printing to Create Mini Turbine That Can Power 10,000 Homes

‘Bigger isn’t always better’ is a maxim the truth of which is increasingly convincing to people in the modern world. We’ve seen computers go from the size of a room…

LulzBot TAZ 3D Printers Prototype Verterra Energy’s Intelligent Hydropower Turbine

Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to an innovative company that is getting some attention on a matter that should be near and dear to the hearts of anyone concerned with climate…

MakerBot Thingiversity’s Make It Loud! Challenge Announces Winners

MakerBot Thingiversity’s Fall Steam Challenge, the Make It Loud! Challenge, winners have been announced and the decision process must have been difficult given they received 215 submissions, answering the call: “Create an…

3D Printed Micro Turbines to Bring Electricity to Urban Areas & Help the Energy Impoverished

Wind turbines are plentiful out west, lined up along the highways like futuristic, noble giants, doing their work gracefully, at the whim of what mother nature provides–often quite plentifully. The…

GE & DOE Research: Might 3D Printed Turbines Unlock Secret to Affordable Desalination of Ocean Water?

In a new project that sounds extremely futuristic, but completely normal coming from GE and their Global Research Center in upstate New York, they will be using 3D printed turbines in…


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