GE commitment seen expanding horizons for 3D printing

11/12/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

3D printing is about to get a big boost from General Electric, which will use the technology on a vast new scale to print 85,000 fuel nozzles for its newest jet engine. The printed nozzles are one piece and are stronger and lighter than conventionally assembled counterparts, which require 20 separate pieces, according to this article. GE's "investment changes everything, and it's also unprecedented," commented consultant and 3D expert Terry Wohlers. "They see a big need and a lot of demand, but the supply is not there."

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