GE Additive steps into aerospace industry at Paris show

GE Additive has made significant strides within the aerospace industry at the recent Paris Air Show by forging strategic supplier agreements, announcing a unique new additive machine, and meeting hundreds of potential customers.

With a chalet presence at the Paris show, GE Additive took a very public step in announcing to aerospace companies that it is indeed open for business. GE Additive held more than 50 meetings with potential customers at the show, hosting more than 200 people.

Three GE Additive announcements at the show furthered its presence within aerospace: (i) World’s largest machine; (ii) Oerlikon alliance; and (iii) LAUAK alliance.

Additive manufacturing (also called 3D printing) involves taking digital designs from computer aided design (CAD) software, and building them on an additive machine, layer by layer from metal powder. Additive components can be lighter, more durable and more efficient than traditional casting and forged parts.