Hot Off The Press: 3D Printing Has Pushed This Gas Turbine To New Highs

GE engineers had again squeezed new efficiencies and record reliability out of the overachieving machine known in the power industry as the GT13E2. The turbine was — and still is — the world’s most reliable and efficient gas turbine in its class. But it turns out that the engineers were only getting started. “Along came additive manufacturing — or 3D printing — and it changed everything,” Passmore says.