Australian researchers unveil 3D-printed jet engine
Feb. 26, 2015, Melbourne, Aus. - Australian researchers have unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.
Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm Amaero Engineering are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co, Airbus Group NV, Raytheon Co and Safran SA in a development that could be the saviour of Australia’s struggling manufacturing sector.
Robert Hobbs, outgoing CEO of Amaero, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation earlier this week that 3D printing can cut production times for components from three months to just six days. | READ MORE