Guy Makes A 3D-Printed Model Of A B787 Jet Engine With A Working Thrust Reverser

3D-Printed Model Of a B787 Jet Engine

Remember when people said, “Internet is cool, but you wouldn’t download a car”. Wrong! I’ll just download a Freaking Jet Plane!

3D printing is about to be taken to new heights, quite literally, with this 3D printed jet engine. Every intricate detail from the blades to the turbine and the thrust reverser are 3D printed using a Prusa i3 3D printer!

The video below shows the GE GEnx-1B B787 Jet Engine Model in action. With a fully functional reverse thrust system with translating cowl, blocker doors and cascades., the 100mm diameter cavity holds 18 blades and 24 outlet guide vanes.

The turbine works with an NTM 1400kv 35mm electric motor, and is a reminder of how capable our 3D technology has become!

On second thought, this would be the coolest CPU cooler ever!

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