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3D printed suturing tool
At GE’s Industry in 3D event, companies displayed their 3D printed wares and explained how each had been created using the technology.
A specialized, 3D printed suturing tool that doctors use for quicker stitches.
3D printed dentures
These dentures are one of many printed using additive manufacturing. Dentists can now create dentures like these faster than ever.
3D printed Bike
This 3D printed bicycle is highly customizable and can be easily disassembled and reorganized in a new way. It also weighs less than an average bike of its size.
This helicopter engine is made of 40% 3D printed parts. Using additive technology, its creators were able to cut the weight down and increase the power of it. They also reduced the number of parts from 455 to 16.
3D printed drill bit
This drill bit is more durable and reliable than its regularly-manufactured counterparts and is used for gas and oil exploration.
This lightweight skateboard was printed using 3D printing technology. It cut the cost of the skateboard by 25% and made it much lighter than others.
3D printed medical tool
This tool is used by surgeons for procedures. The 3D printed device is designed for minimally-invasive surgeries and gives surgeons a durable product.
3D printed engine piece
This tiny but important piece of metal is used inside engines and was very hard to customize. But with 3D printing, companies are able to create it quicker and make it more durable. They were also able to add minuscule design features that would not have been possible without 3D printing.
This copper heat exchanger for an engine was created using a 3D printer and was customized in a way that was difficult to make before 3D printing technology was available.
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