According to the article, researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee have developed a new technology that uses 3D printing to produce parts for airplanes and cars. The technology involves a specialized printer that uses a combination of metals to produce parts that are lightweight, strong, and resistant to high temperatures and corrosion.
The researchers say that the new technology could revolutionize how aircraft and automotive parts are manufactured, making the process faster, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly. By using 3D printing, manufacturers could produce parts on demand, reducing the need for extensive inventories and minimizing waste.
The article also notes that the technology has already been tested by General Electric Aviation, which used the 3D-printed parts to build a small jet engine. The test results were reportedly very promising, with the engine performing well under various conditions. This development has the potential to significantly change the manufacturing industry, offering a more efficient and cost-effective way to produce complex and high-performance parts.