Rolls-Royce testing 3D printed parts for new engines

Initial tests showing excellent performance by 3D printed parts

Rolls-Royce’s Advance3 engine is helping pioneer the future of civil aerospace – with 3D printed parts and the introduction of new materials helping to lead the way.

Rolls-Royce Testing 3D Printed Parts for New Engines 

The technology demonstrator engine is proving both technology and a new core for Rolls-Royce engine design which will be available from 2025.

Advance3, incorporating around 20,000 parts in total, has achieved more than 100 hours on test.

Initial results are showing excellent performance from parts made by a printing technique known as additive layer manufacturing (ALM or more commonly known as 3D printing) and also made from ceramic matrix composites.

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