Up to ten GE Catalyst components will be produced in this area. The engine’s first flight is scheduled for the end of 2019. It is the first turboprop engine in the world with almost 30% of its internal metal parts 3D printed. In Brindisi, work has already begun on three of these ten additive components. This number will continue to grow as the number of GE Additive-Concept Laser machines DMLM (Direct Metal Laser Melting) does. Continue reading “Avio Aero 3Dprints parts for the Catalyst engine for the Cessna Denali”
With the introduction last week of the ‘Electron’ rocket and its ‘Rutherford’ electric engine, Space is a little bit closer than it’s ever been before. New Zealand-based Rocket Lab unveiled its new engine and plans for Electron and has set a new benchmark for the space industry. Continue reading “World’s 1st 3D Printed & Battery Powered Rocket Engine (VIDEO)”
You can 3D print plenty of things these days, from candy to a model of an asteroid. And now, with the help of a 3D printer, you can produce most of the parts for a pretty simple engine. Recently, German engineer Andreas Haeuser built a solar-powered Stirling engine using almost entirely 3D printed parts. Continue reading “This Solar-Powered Engine Can Be Made With A 3D Printer (VIDEO)”
A liquid-fuel rocket engine is just about the hardest thing anyone could ever build. There are considerations for thermodynamics, machining, electronics, material science, and software just to have something that won’t blow up on the test rig. Continue reading “Open Source, 3D Printed Rocket Engines”
It’s only a matter of time before we begin seeing just about every man-made object on this planet 3D printed in some form or another. Researchers at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia have teamed with individuals from Deakin University and CSIRO to 3D print two proof of concept jet engines. Continue reading “Monash University 3D Prints Two Entire Metal Jet Engines”
When people discuss engines, they usually mention the number of cylinders, horsepower, and maybe the engine’s torque, but do they have an understanding of all of the inner workings? Continue reading “This 3D Printed Toyota Engine Really Revs”
GE has begun to enact its plans for the mass production of its 3D printed jet engine fuel nozzles. The company announced plans to outfit its Auburn, Alabama facility for the high volume 3D printing of its LEAP engine parts. Through the use of intricate, fuel-efficient design that can only be manufactured by 3D printing, the nozzles are predicted to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions by 15%.
Sculpteo.com the international reference in easy online solutions for 3D printing is launching the first App using its 3D printing Cloud Engine. Continue reading “Sculpteo unveils the Sculpteo app!”