FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announces its participation in an industry team developing and testing additively manufactured turbomachinery components, including the first additively manufactured rotating part for Pratt & Whitney development programs.
The team includes Norsk Titanium, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) and TURBOCAM International.
“We are excited to collaborate on these manufacturing and testing efforts and applications for future engine development,” said Dave Carter, senior vice president, Engineering, at Pratt & Whitney. “Pratt & Whitney is a 3D printing leader and has been steadily increasing the use of additive manufacturing techniques for the past 30 years. Working with Norsk, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory and TURBOCAM will accelerate already successful efforts to incorporate additively manufactured parts into our production engines.”