One of the engines is currently on display at the International Air Show in Avalon, Victoria, Australia, and the other is at Microtubo (Safran), a French aerospace company.
“It was our chance to prove what we could do, but when we reviewed the plans we realised that the engine had evolved over years of manufacture. So we took the engine to pieces and scanned the components. Then we printed two copies,” Professor Xinhua Wu, director of the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing said in a statement.
“It was a challenge for the team and pushed the technology to new heights of success – no one has printed an entire engine commercially yet,” explained project participant Ben Batagol.
The project was created by the world’s largest selective laser sintering 3D printer.
Last month, we reported that a Chinese construction company named WinSun 3D printed a huge five-story apartment building and a 11,840 square foot mansion.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.