Additive manufacturing, the process of making a structure up one later at a time, is a “new star” in GE’s portfolio, it told journalists at a pre-Farnborough Airshow briefing in June. The idea, which began with a 3D printer, will reduce manufacturing lead times and costs, reduce time to market, improve the “buy to fly” ration and reduce weight for machined parts. Additive manufacturing parts will be on the LEAP engine. An engine bracket produced through ...

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