GE Aviation’s Alabama facility has recently rolled out and shipped its 100,000th fuel nozzle tip since 2015.
The company’s Auburn, Alabama, USA facility is considered the first mass-scale aviation parts site to use additive manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing uses 3D printing and takes lesser time to produce parts that are lighter and more sustainable than traditional component manufacturing.
GE Aviation’s nozzle tips are 15pc more fuel-efficient than others and are used in LEAP Engines mostly used for aircraft. These engines are manufactured by CFM International, a joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines. Both companies have a 50pc stake in CFM.