A faster ROI starts with a business plan.

No longer a newcomer to the industry, metal additive manufacturing (AM) is a growing technology that gives companies a competitive advantage and a positive ROI. With lower barriers to entry than ever before, including reduced costs and an increasingly skilled workforce, more industries can adopt proven processes and begin to map out a plan for how additive can improve their business.

Create a comprehensive business case and move to production – faster with the 4 steps outlined in this playbook. 

Consultancy from AddWorks.


Our global team of engineers and manufacturing specialists is ready to help you realize your additive advantage. Minimize the learning curve for additive and get to full production faster than your competitors when you work with GE Additive’s AddWorks experts. So, wherever you are on the path to full metal additive production, our team can help get you there faster.

Are you ready?
Talk to an AddWorks expert today.

Your trusted partner for aerospace


Our engineers have decades of experience incorporating additive technologies into the aviation sector, which gives us an unparalleled understanding of this highly regulated industry.

Webinar

Insights from VBN Components: Redefining wear resistance through 3D printing of hard metals with high carbide content

Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Join this webinar, during which VBN’s Dr. Beste will explore the Vibenite® materials and give real-life examples of achievable application benefits.

Spinal Implant Whitepaper

Additive manufacturing allows the industry to move towards true patient-specific devices. 

Download our whitepaper "From Powder to Spinal Cage Production: Added Value for Spinal Implants through Additive Manufacturing", where we share some insights in additive spinal cage production and its surface topography.

 

We're building a world that works.

Everyone wakes up to a world that must keep turning. And because the world can’t stop, neither can we. We’re building a world that works.

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. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. Automotive

    HRE Wheels is revolutionizing the wheel with additive manufacturing

  5. Lifestyle

    Callaway Golf Company is breaking the mold by redesigning putter heads with Additive Manufacturing

    Callaway Golf Company, a leading manufacturer of high-performance golf equipment, has signed a consultancy agreement with GE Additive’s AddWorks team to help it harness the potential of additive manufacturing. The first project resulting from the agreement is a redesigned Odyssey R-Ball Prototype putter head. Odyssey is Callaway Golf’s putter brand and the #1 Putter in Golf®.

  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.
  7. 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.
  8. Consumer Electronics

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

    Flextronics Manufacturing has been using GE Additive's Concept Laser M2 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%.

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