The laser additive manufacturing process uses a laser beam to make an object out of powdered metal. GE

GE Is Developing the World's Largest Laser-Powered 3D Metal Printer

Using powdered metal and high-powered lasers, this additive manufacturing machine can produce virtually any metal part within a one-meter cube area.

Published On 06/23/2017
1:32 PM EDT
T T he world of 3D printing is about to be shaken by a new titan. Reports from this week's Paris Air Show buzzed about the imminent arrival of the world's largest laser-powered 3D printer that prints in metal. Developed by General Electric's spinoff division GE Additive, the new machine is expected to have a major impact on aerospace manufacturing, considering that it can create virtually any kind of aircraft part using lasers, computers, and powdered metal.
Advanced Turboprop (ATP) aircraft engine. GE