FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW BEGINS WITH GE ADDITIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

3dprintingindustry.com | 7/16/2018 | Tia Vialva
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Farnborough International Airshow in the UK gets underway today and GE Additive has chosen the occasion to make two announcements.

Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is the second largest airshow in the world, and as such will feature many of the leading applications of industrial 3D printing for the sector. 3D Printing Industry will be at FIA all week to bring you news direct from the event.

Announcement - GE - Additive - Agreement - Eaton

The first announcement from GE Additive is an agreement with Eaton regarding the purchase of two Concept Laser additive manufacturing systems. Eaton, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a power management company. Sales at the company in 2017 reached $20.4 billion.

Eaton Aerospace Group’s industrial 3D printing strategy will be supported by this investment in the Concept Laser systems. Furthermore, AddWorks industrialization consultancy services will be provided by GE to support the integration of the systems into the company’s long-term additive manufacturing strategy.

Jason - Oliver - President - CEO - GE

Jason Oliver, President and CEO, GE Additive, said, “We’re honored to have been selected by Eaton to join them at this pivotal stage of their additive journey. Our own direct experiences and learnings in mass scale production within the aerospace industry mean that we have an implicit understanding of what they’re trying to achieve.”

Nanda Kumar, president, Eaton’s Aerospace Group, added, “Additive capabilities provide new business opportunities and a strong competitive advantage. In five to ten years, we see a significant portion of our portfolio being manufactured through additive processes because of the investments we are making today.”

ADDITIVE - MANUFACTURING - IS - AN - EXCITING

“ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS AN EXCITING TECHNOLOGY THAT OFFERS MANY ADVANTAGES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO LEVERAGING GE ADDITIVE’S EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE TO ACCELERATE OUR INITIATIVES IN THIS SPACE.”

The Concept Laser systems are destined for Eaton’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence at its Innovation Center in Southfield, Michigan, and the company’s R&D lab at a Global Innovation Center in Pune, India. Full...
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