Taking advantage of the celebration of the Paris Air Show GE Additive, one of the subsidiaries of General Electric, has presented what they themselves have baptized as ATLAS, one of the largest exclusive 3D printers for the aeronautical sector built to date. Undoubtedly a clear example of how General Electric is still very interested in the development and research of new possibilities for 3D printing.
This is one of the first creations made by this American giant since its leaders announced a few months ago their intention to invest 100 million euros in the creation of new prototypes of 3D printers as well as in the construction of a new production center in Germany.
GE Additive presents ATLAS, its impressive 3D printer ideal for the aeronautics, automotive, oil and energy sectors.
Regarding the most interesting features of ATLAS, it should be noted that we are talking about a printer in which it is committed to powder sintering technology thanks to the use of nothing less than two lasers of 1.000 W each. According to leaders of General Electric itself, it appears that the development and construction of this machine took about two years. One of its most interesting qualities, without a doubt, is that ATLAS has manufacturing dimensions of 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm beating virtually all of his rivals at this point.
As he commented Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and CEO of GE Additive:
This machine will produce complete one meter diameter parts of an aircraft in 3D and is ideal for creating structural components and engine parts. The printer can also be used for automotive, energy and oil manufacturers.