Task 1: 3D printed plane parts


The company GE has been 3D printing airplane parts. The article outlines some of the benefits of this, such as:

  • More cost effective
  • Able to print larger parts together so the needing to assemble less parts. This results in decrease likelihood of complications
  • Lighter engine parts which makes the plane more powerful and fuel efficient
  • The engine is likely to last longer than a typical airplane engine.

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