Improve Product Performance and Fuel Efficiency, Increase Reliability and Reduce Manufacturing Costs
20:1
component reduction
$2M
average annual fuel savings
2x
increase in component lifetime

Decrease Component Count While Increasing Turbine Efficiency

Benefits For Combustor Components Manufacturers

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  • Improve Fuel Efficiency

    Additive manufacturing gives gas turbine engineers unprecedented design flexibility. They are able to develop novel orifice shapes and mixing chambers, thus optimizing fuel and air mixtures for maximum performance and efficiency.

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  • Increase Reliability

    Additive manufacturing delivers structurally optimized combustor components with reduced part counts and assemblies. This provides assured component integrity under the highest temperatures and operating pressures, greatly increasing gas turbine reliability.

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  • Reduce Manufacturing Costs and Lead Time

    In traditional manufacturing, heat-resistant superalloys used in turbomachinery combustors present challenges in machining, including short tool life and high material waste. Additive manufacturing has no difficulty with these materials, regardless of geometry or superalloy used. Further, replacing multipart assemblies (such as fuel injectors, swirlers, and mixers) with monolithic parts improves manufacturing yield and reduces labor costs.

3D Systems Delivers Increased Performance and Productivity to Gas Turbine Manufacturers

  • Application Development

    Through our Application Innovation Group, we leverage years of turbomachinery and metal additive manufacturing expertise to help find optimized solutions for your applications. The support we provide enables an engineering and design approach that repeatedly meets strict requirements.

  • Metal Additive Expertise

    With our combination of metal hardware, software, and materials, we offer solutions with unprecedented design flexibility, economics, and reliability that traditional manufacturing cannot match.

  • Production Capability

    With our production facilities, we can be your agile manufacturing arm, helping you transition from prototype to production while offering increased supply chain capacity and flexibility. We also offer on-demand printing services available to you 24/7.

More Turbomachinery Applications

Resources

  • a 3D printed manifold

    Optimizing Fluid Flows with Additive Manufacturing

    Find out how additive manufacturing resolves issues of traditionally manufactured turbine components by removing assembly operations, taking out excess weight, and enabling the production of more organic shapes.

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    Design for Performance

    Design, test and produce metal parts with 3D printing that are simply not possible with standard manufacturing. Create lightweight, high-strength structures and deliver new capabilities. Read the Metal Printing Design Guide to gain invaluable insight.

  • View inside metal 3D printed injector head design

    Rethink Design and Manufacturing Processes

    Download this eBook to learn how to reduce total part count, streamline production and elevate part performance with metal additive manufacturing.

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  • Application Innovation Group

    Our team can help you solve your most difficult design and production challenges with additive manufacturing solutions. Together we’ll identify your needs, working with you to optimize your designs, prototype, validate and define a manufacturing flow.