TUSAŞ Engine Industries selects GE Additive technology
GE Additive announced at the Paris Air Show that TUSAŞ Engine Industries, Inc. (TEI) has made a significant investment in its direct metal laser Melting (DMLM) technology with the purchase of two M LINE factory systems and two M2 cusing machines. Financial terms were not disclosed.
TEI was founded in 1985 as a joint venture between GE Aviation and Turkish Aerospace Industries , the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation and the Turkish Aeronautical Association and for the past thirty years TEI has manufactured more than 1000 different parts across a wide range of products for the global and Turkish aviation industry and today offers services to OEMs for more than 40 different types of military and commercial engine programs.
TEI has continued to invest in its additive technology capabilities and infrastructure over recent years, in line with the aerospace and defense industry’s continued shift from prototyping to serial, industrial-scale production.
The new GE Additive M Line Factory and M2 systems will be installed at TEI’s headquarters in Eskişehir and complement the company’s existing fleet of laser and Arcam EBM machines.
“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,” said Professor Dr. Mahmut Faruk Akşit, President & CEO, TEI.
“The M2 remains the machine of choice for our aerospace customers – and for good reason. It’s not only the work horse of our machine portfolio, but it meets the specific needs and demands of this highly-regulated industry,” said Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive.
“And with so many aerospace customers on the cusp of industrialization, our M LINE Factory with its modular machine architecture, outstanding automation and reliability makes it the perfect solution to drive economical, scalable series production on an industrial scale,” Oliver added.