Here are the ten companies that uses 3D printer in ground breaking technique.
Generic Electric: This Company has done very huge investment in 3D printing to create more than 85,000 fuel nozzles especially for new Leap jet engines. 3D printer is capable of making nozzles in a single metal to make the product lighter and stronger than compared to that of traditional product. Their objective is to create 100,000 additive parts by the end of 2020 and more than 300 3D printers are working on it.
Ford: It is an automobile company using 3D technology since 1980s. They have designed engine cover for the latest Ford Mustang. As per Ford’s website, the traditional techniques take four months and $500,000 but 3D printer takes just four days and $3,000. Using sand printing and direct metal printing technique the company has decided to work with 3D printers in the future.
Boeing: The early adapter of 3D printing technology is the Boeing Company. It has made 20,000 parts for 10 various commercial and military plans. 787 Dreamliner consists of 30 various 3D printed parts like hinges and air ducts. Entire cabin is printed with the help of Stratasys 3D printers. At the University of Nottingham and University of Sheffield in UK, the company supports additive manufacturing programs.
Nike: The Company has created 3D printed cleats for 2014 super bowl. Nike Vapor Talon is coated with 3D printed plate and selective laser sintering technology is used to make cleats. Nike Vapor Laser Talon is specially designed for football players weighting 5.6 ounces.