3D printing jet engine parts: Velo3D and Raytheon firm ink deal


Leading metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology company Velo3D has provided an ‘end-to-end solution’ to Pratt & Whitney (P&W), a Raytheon Technologies (Raytheon) business, for the manufacture of production jet engine components.

Announced yesterday (12th July), the deal will see Velo3D supply P&W with its Sapphire XC printer, transforming the supply chain associated with jet engine component manufacturing. 

Companies in the US have been encouraged to explore and adopt AM following the launch of President Biden’s AM Forward initiative, which aims to advance the technology by investing in regional manufacturing ecosystems and tech hubs. 

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