3d printing is changing manufacturing at siemens as turbine blades prove a success
Siemens have 3D printed a gas turbine blade, and successfully load tested it at demanding speeds and temperatures. It’s a big step forward for the use of Additive Manufacturing in the energy sector, but will it usher in more commonplace 3D printing?
Siemens have successfully load tested 3D printed gas turbine blades, in an important achievement in the development of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the energy industry. The blades are made of a powder of high performing polycrystalline nickel superalloy, designed to withstand intense testing conditions within the 13MW Siemens SGT-400 industrial gas turbine.