The journey of additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is changing the world. It is already disrupting industries and accelerating the way products are designed and manufactured. Its time is now.

Industry outcomes

  1. Aerospace

    GE is building engines with 3d printed parts for next-gen Cessna Denali

    In developing the Advanced Turboprop engine for Cessna’s new aircraft, GE started the design with additive technologies in mind. The result is an engine that eliminates more than 800 conventionally manufactured parts, significantly reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency.

  2. Consumer Electronics

    Flextronics engineers in China use additive to design new conformal cooling channels

    Flextronics Manufacturing has been using a Concept Laser M2 cusing Multilaser machine for over a year to metal 3D print structural components for consumer electronics just 1.5 mm wide, accelerating device cooling by more than 20%.

  3. Food & Beverage

    Spare parts on demand for the beverage industry using 3D metal printing

    Jung & Co. Gerätebau GmbH, a specialist in stainless steel components, relies on Additive Manufacturing to ensure that spare parts for beverage filling plants are available more quickly.
  4. Manufacturing

    Increasing manufacturing and operating efficiencies through additive component redesign and production.

    GE Additive has been working closely with an automotive parts team at Bosch in Bamberg, Germany to redesign an integral engine component using additive manufacturing to improve process and operational efficiencies.

  5. Medical

    Redesigning medical instruments using 3D metal printing

    Additive manufacturing methods of 3D printing are increasingly opening up new paths in medical technology. Alex Berry, founder of Sutrue (UK), and Richard Trimlett, consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital, are focusing strategically on AM for applications in cardiology.
  6. Oil & Gas

    GE Oil & Gas uses 3D printing in futuristic Talamona plant

    For GE Oil & Gas applications, additive technology has facilitated the development of finely tuned designs for the combustor swirler – the part that mixes fuel into the burner. Originally constructed from four externally sourced components, the additive process enables the part to be printed in one piece, making it stronger and more reliable.

Education

Investing in a limitless future

At GE, we believe giving students access to additive technologies will help accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing worldwide. That's why we're investing $10 million over the next five years in educational programs aimed at developing future additive talent.

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This includes $2 million to subsidize desktop polymer printers at primary and secondary schools, and $8 million to subsidize metal additive machines at colleges and universities. It's all part our passion for improving student outcomes and exposing future

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Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 GE Additive Education Program.

Locations

We’re building a global additive network by investing in state-of-the-art facilities and leading talent focused on additive design and manufacturing technologies.

Careers

GE is transforming itself into the world's leading digital industrial company - bridging physical and analytical worlds, selling at scale in 175 countries with the best local leaders, and creating a better GE for employees and customers.

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