GE launches giant 3D metal printer

GE has unveiled a new 3D metal printer, which is intended to make aircraft parts.

The printer has not been named as yet, and is able to print parts up to 1 metre in diameter from design files.

The machine works by fusing thin layers of metal powder using a 1-kilowatt laser.

More lasers can be added and there is the potential for the printer to make bigger parts, said the company.

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GE launches giant 3D metal printer