Colibrium Additive

Colibrium AdditiveColibrium Additive – a GE Aerospace company, is a trusted leader in providing 3D printers, powders, and services for industrial scale metal additive manufacturing. We empower our customers to design and build innovative new products that solve manufacturing challenges and improve business outcomes.

Colibrium Additive


GE Additive appoints Alexander Schmitz as CEO

GE Additive appoints Alexander Schmitz as CEO. (Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR070)GE (NYSE:GE) announced today that Alexander Schmitz has been appointed as CEO of GE Additive, effective January 16, 2023. Based in Munich, Germany, Schmitz will report into GE Additive’s current chief executive, Riccardo Procacci, who takes on an expanded leadership role at GE Aerospace.

Shell and GE Additive metal 3D print oxygen hydrogen micromixer at Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam

Additively manufactured oxygen hydrogen micromixer. Image courtesy of Shell.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR069)
During formnext 2022, the global additive manufacturing event, Shell International B.V. and GE Additive unveiled the results of a joint design and engineering project – an additively manufactured oxygen hydrogen micromixer. This complex, non-functional, demonstration part, was printed in nickel alloy 718 on a GE Additive Concept Laser M Line system, installed at Shell’s 3D Printing CoE and Workshop, part of the company’s Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA) in the Netherlands.

Introducing GE Additive’s Binder Jet Line and the Series 3

GE Additive has today released more details of its Binder Jet Line and the Series 3 printer. With production deliveries expected to begin in the second half of 2023, the release of the system follows a four-year phase of customer discovery, collaboration and testing to ensure the system is ready and relevant for modern, high-volume, serial production environments.

TURN UP: Larger, Lighter Additive Parts

Equivalent to one meter in diameter, the first-ever metal 3D-printed TCF casing using DMLM technology in nickel alloy 718. Image credit: GE Aerospace. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR067)The EU’s European Green Deal sets out the need to reduce transport emissions by 90% by 2050, compared to 1990 levels, with the aviation sector playing its part. Policy actions and industry efforts since 2005 have led to greater fuel efficiency per passenger. Priorities going forward include financial and regulatory measures to drive low-emissions aviation and the urgent development of clean sheet frames, new aircraft engines and propulsion systems and Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

GE Additive and Orchid sign agreement to enable Orchid to drive scalable metal 3D printing innovation in large joint orthopedic implants

GE Additive and Orchid Orthopedic Solutions sign EBM agreement at RAPID + TCT 2022.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR065)At RAPID + TCT, GE Additive and Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid) – a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic implants and instruments – announced they have signed a definitive agreement to continue driving the adoption of additive manufacturing to their suite of technologies through the development of electron beam melting (EBM) solutions in the medical implants sector.

BEAMIT invests in M Line system to meet the demand from aerospace & defense customers for large metal additive parts

Andrea Scanavini, Chief Operating Officer, BEAMIT (center) with GE Additive’s Fausto Asvisio (left) and Wolfgang Lauer (right). 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR066)BEAMIT Group (BEAMIT), partly owned by SANDVIK, has invested in a GE Additive Concept Laser M Line system to meet growing demand from its aerospace and defense customers for both large format metal 3D-printed components and assistance in industrializing additive production.

Kennametal becomes GE Additive beta partner to advance Binder Jet capabilities in tungsten carbide

The evolution of GE Additive’s Binder Jet Technology. Picture shows the Series 2 (left) and the Series 3 (right). 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR064)GE Additive today announced that industrial technology leader Kennametal Inc. is the latest member of its Beta Partner Program. As part of the GE Additive Program, Kennametal will further advance its Binder Jet printing capabilities in cemented tungsten carbide as it continues to scale its end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solutions, from metal powders through to the production of 3D-printed parts and tooling.

USAF and GE ‘Pacer Edge’ Pathfinder metal 3D prints four out-of-production parts

Metal 3D printed production parts for the Pacer Edge program (printed in cobalt-chrome and nickel alloy 718 on a GE Additive Concept Laser M2) nine months after requirement flow down. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR063)The US Air Force (USAF) and GE recently entered the third phase of its ‘Pacer Edge’ pathfinder. Phase III has focused on 3D printing for four parts that are currently obsolete: a bellcrank, gearbox seat, anti-icing valve body and a cross shaft arm. The first two parts, the cross shaft arm and the bellcrank, have been successfully printed in cobalt-chrome on a fleet of M2 Series 5 system at GE Additive‘s facility in Cincinnati.

GE Aviation Singapore first to offer metal additive for engine component repair

GE Additive Concept Laser M2 system – the go-to additive solution for the aerospace industry.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR062)As metal additive technology continues to gain momentum in the design and industrial production of new aerospace components, GE Aviation’s Loyang facility is the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility worldwide that has been approved to use metal additive manufacturing for commercial jet engine component repairs.

GE Aviation invests in five M Line metal additive production systems

GE Additive M Line system installed at GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center (ATC) in West Chester, OH. (L-R: Benito Trevino, general manager – additive integrated product team, GE Aviation and Chris Philp, ATC site leader, GE Aviation).
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GE Aviation is acquiring five GE Additive Concept Laser M Line systems. The first four M Line systems will be installed at GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center (ATC) in West Chester, Ohio during 2022. A fifth M Line system will be installed at Avio Aero’s Turin site in Italy to support serial production of additive components for the GE Catalyst turboprop engine during 2022.

AP&C inks new agreement with Airbus to provide Titanium powders

AP&C inks new agreement with Airbus to provide Titanium powders.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR058)AP&C – a GE Additive company has announced it has signed a new agreement with Airbus to provide Titanium powders (Ti-6AI-4V) for use in metal additive manufacturing applications. The new multiyear agreement to provide Ti-6AI-4V powders deepens AP&C’s working relationship with Airbus, which dates back several years.

US Air Force and GE reach next milestone in Pacer Edge Program

Bellcrank and cross shaft arm, metal 3D printed in colbalt-chrome on a GE Additive M2 Series 5 machine.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR056)Building on the earlier success and momentum of the Pacer Edge program, the US Air Force (USAF) and GE have entered Phase III of its metal additive manufacturing pathfinder. This phase tackles the USAF’s sustainment behemoth of ‘cold starts’ head-on.