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

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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.