GE Additive's Print Services

Together, we print things beyond what’s possible

Because we’re engineers too, we know a part isn’t real until you can touch it and see that it works. Our job isn’t done until you have a printed part in one hand and a product roadmap in the other. Whether it is an extension of our AddWorks discovery and design offerings, or leveraging some of the largest metal printers in the world, working together we can help transform your industry. Let’s build anything together. 

Large format printing

Print large metal parts, without compromising resolution or quality — we can help you build the next generation of large prototypes — quickly, efficiently, and with better performance. We offer the world’s largest metal additive printers before they are commercially available to the market. 

The benefits: 

  • Accelerate the part production and testing processes to improve overall speed to market
  • Design and produce multiple product versions simultaneously
  • Eliminate the need for expensive tooling and molds which can have long lead-times
  • Drastically reduce the waste associated with milling and machining 

Design to print

Our design to print offer is a great solution, if you need help with product design and printing. Our experienced engineers, will provide guidance around the additive design process, then follow the design through the printing process. We gather feedback, adjust the design as needed, and print the part again. We manage the post-processing and inspection of the part on equipment that is tailored specifically for additive manufacturing—ensuring the final part meets your product requirements. 

The benefits:
• Iterative part development which reduces overall cycle time
• Better understand build-time and cost information before making a capital investment
• Reduced risk and costs in development of printed parts through working with our experts

The benefits of 3D printing with GE Additive

Collaboration with AddWorks

Our experts work alongside your team, building additive knowledge enabling you to meet your design, materials science and manufacturing challenges.

Our extensive experience across many industries — working with multiple additive technologies and operating in a production-level environment — allows AddWorks to provide unique additive manufacturing insight. We have experience supporting customer qualification efforts in highly regulated environments.

Our material science expertise

We leverage the knowledge and experience of more than 1,000 materials scientists across GE. Our AddWorks materials experts can provide assistance on 3D printing materials selection, along with developing parameters and testing protocols to achieve desired material properties. In addition, GE and AP&C offer a full selection of powders to support your metal printing needs.

 

Post processing focused on additive manufacturing

Printing additive parts is both an art and science. The right experience and technological equipment are necessary to print successful  parts that meet product requirements. Through  our own experience building additive parts on a production scale, we have acquired a robust set of machinery to handle the needs of 3D printing post processing, such as part removal, stress relief, heat treatment, materials testing and inspection.