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At the 2019 Paris Air Show, award-winning OEM GE Additive has announced that TUSAŞ Engine Industries, Inc. (TEI), an aircraft engine part manufacturer based in Turkey, has invested in four of its Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) additive manufacturing machines. Specifically, TEI has purchased two of GE Additive’s M LINE Factory systems, and two M2 cusing machines.
TEI, which was founded by GE Additive sister company GE Aviation, acquired the 3D printers from GE Additive as part of a continued investment in additive manufacturing. The company aims to become an expert in additive manufacturing for the Turkish aviation industry. Professor Dr. Mahmut Faruk Akşit, President & CEO, TEI, comments:
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“TODAY, WE INVEST IN TEI’S FUTURE BY INVESTING IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, ‘THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING.’ OUR LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION WITH GE IS NOW BROADENING WITH GE ADDITIVE’S MACHINE PORTFOLIO.”
GE Additive and TEI signing ceremony at Paris Air Show 2019. Photo via GE Additive.
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As well as GE Aviation, TEI was also founded by Turkish Aerospace Industries, the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation and the Turkish Aeronautical Association as part of a joint venture in 1985. The company focuses on manufacturing parts for the global and Turkish aviation industry. It has produced over 1,000 different parts for a variety of aerospace products over the past thirty years.
TEI’s new GE Additive M LINE Factory and M2 systems are planned to be installed at its headquarters in Eskişehir, northwestern Turkey. They join the company’s current roster of laser and Arcam EBM machines, expanding TEI’s overall additive capabilities.
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“The M2 remains the machine of choice for our aerospace customers – and for good reason,” explained Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive.
“IT’S NOT ONLY THE WORK HORSE OF OUR MACHINE PORTFOLIO, BUT IT MEETS THE SPECIFIC NEEDS AND DEMANDS OF THIS HIGHLY-REGULATED INDUSTRY.”
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