GE Aviation fires up engine made from 35 percent printed parts
05Nov

The new Advanced Turboprop (ATP) has more printed parts than any previous airplane engine

3D printing has come a long way since it was big news when a single printed part was certified for use in an aircraft. General Electric Aviation has gone considerable further as it develops its Advanced Turboprop (ATP) for installation in the Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop aircraft. The new engine will have over 35 percent 3D printed parts. According to GE, this has resulted in a drastic reduction in the number of parts, a five percent weight savings, and a one percent increase in fuel efficiency.

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