Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:35

Siemens successfully tests 3D printed gas turbine blades

Gas turbine blades produced using Additive Manufacturing technology [source: Siemens] Gas turbine blades produced using Additive Manufacturing technology [source: Siemens]

Siemens has successfully completed tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.

Additive Manufacturing is a process that builds parts layer-by-layer from sliced CAD models to form solid objects.

Also known as '3D printing', “it especially provides benefits in rapid prototyping” Siemens explained.

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