Rolls-Royce to 3D print its Airplane Engine Parts 1

3D printing it’s faster, cheaper, more efficient. Now Rolls-Royce has decided to 3D print its airplane engine parts.

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The 3D printing process will be easier, accurate and much faster for making more lightweight components.

Dr Henner Wapenhans, Rolls-Royce head of technology, said:

“3D printing opens up new possibilities, new design space.

Through the 3D printing process, you’re not constrained by having to get a tool to create a shape. You can create any shape you like.”

The company will be testing the parts and just after a few years will putting them into production.

via FT