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Monash’s 3D jet engine set to fly in France

A spin-out company set up by Monash University in Melbourne to commercialise the world’s first 3D printed jet engine components, has signed a manufacturing deal with the French aerospace company Safran.

Amaero Engineering will work with the French company to print turbojet engine components at its manufacturing plant in Toulouse. These components will be used in civil and military aircraft designs.

The 3D metal printing technology was first demonstrated by Monash and Amaero at an international aerospace show in Melbourne in 2015. It involves a process known as selective laser melting that uses a high-powered laser beam to create metal components by fusing metal powders.

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