Additive Manufacturing

Take to the skies with metal additive solutions

Additive manufacturing (AM) is disrupting the aerospace industry and accelerating the way parts are designed and manufactured. AM out-rivals traditional manufacturing because it allows production of lighter, more durable and more efficient designs for the aerospace industry.

For the ready


Now is the time to leave molds and dies in the dust. To pave your path to full metal additive production—faster. Or risk falling behind.

Leaders in aerospace are already realizing their competitive advantage with metal additive. As your trusted partner with more than 10 years in metal additive industrialization, we’ll help you realize your additive advantage and get to full production faster.

Download our playbook "Planning a successful transition to serial additive production", where we share some lessons learned on our own additive journey to help others as they take steps to shift to industrialization.

From idea to part in 3, 2, 1 …

Reduce time to market with proven additive technology from the market leaders in metal additive. Collaborate with us to:

  • Shorten your path to full-scale metal additive production
  • Realize ROI beyond the cost to make a part
  • Leverage GE’s technical expertise and material parameters

How much further can metal additive take you?
 

 
The omission of tools reduces the costs and shortens the time until the component is available for use by up to 75%. Previously, we budgeted around six months to develop a component—now, it’s down to one month.

— PETER SANDER, Head of emerging technologies & concepts for Airbus

Industry benefits

 

LOWER COSTS AND SIMPLIFIED SUPPLY CHAINS

AM allows you to consolidate parts, which may reduce your supply sources and logistical costs.

 

IMPROVED PRODUCT PERFORMANCE

It has been shown that additive components and systems can outperform their traditional predecessors due to material and geometry flexibility.

 

FASTER TIME TO MARKET

High flexibility during development can significantly reduce time to market.

 

FASTER CYCLE TIME

Tooling elimination and manufacturing simplification can reduce cycle time up to 10X.

 

FLEXIBLE LOGISTICS 

Additive allows distributed manufacturing and on-demand product solutions.

 

 

Our machine solutions

Our experts will help you find the right machine type for your aerospace application.
 

How much further can metal additive take you?

CASE STUDY

Consider GE Aviation’s LEAP fuel nozzle, additively manufactured as one part.  

20 to 1 part reduction with additive
95% inventory reduction
30% cost efficiency improvement
25% weight reduction

5x more durable with additive process

Powders

We’ve carefully developed our powders to seamlessly fit into the entire GE Additive ecosystem and provide total compatibility with our machines. We provide metal powder, process settings and support for these materials ideal for the aerospace industry:

  • Stainless Steels
  • Maraging Steel 
  • Aluminums
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Titanium 
  • Cobalt Chrome
     

AddWorks

Wherever you’re at on your path to full metal additive production, our team is ready to help you bring new innovation to market faster.

What are our Workshops? 
Learn foundational knowledge and additive strategies in a classroom environment. Workshops typically run three to five days.

What are the Application Sprints? 
Get comprehensive support anywhere on your path to production with workshops and training, and/or hands-on consulting with GE’s AddWorks experts.

Case studies

Discover new growth potential for your business

We’ll get to know your needs and priorities to help determine the machines and materials that can accelerate innovation in your business.