3-D printing is beyond the infancy stage and is becoming all
the rage in the aerospace industry, although it still has its drawbacks, Pratt
& Whitney’s chief engineer for manufacturing engineering Lynn Gambill told
Air Force Magazine during a May 20, 2014, tour of the company’s additive
manufacturing facilities in Harford, Conn. Shown here is a 3-D printed bracket
used on external portions of the Geared Turbofan engine.
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