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By Keith Albertson posted 02-19-2019 11:04:48 AM

  

From the February issue of ISE: Additive manufacturing through 3D printing technology is not only cost-efficient, it’s also better for the environment: Less pollution, less waste and fewer toxic substances released into the water and air. Metal 3D printing is now being used for more complex parts and products, from auto parts to airplane engines (like the GE turboprop in the photo). Read Matt Sand’s article on the green benefits of AM.

Sand GE Turboprop
General Electric's advanced turboprop aircraft engine created by additive manufacturing includes only 12 components, compared to 855  for the previous model, and is both lighter and more  powerful.

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