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Amaero has captured the attention of Airbus, Boeing and defence contractor Raytheon with it’s world first 3D-printed jet engine.

In response to a challenge issued by the French aerospace company Safran, Monash University and Amaero Engineering made a copy of an old engine. The engineers working on the project passed with flying colors and are now making top-secret prototype parts for Safran, Boeing and Airbus.

Professor Ian Smith said he believed Monash was well placed to take advantage of the technology because the university made the materials as well as printing the parts.

“We’re the only centre [in the world] that’s developed the materials that go into the printers, so we can make stuff of sufficient quality,” he said.

“That’s why the French aerospace industry and large companies like Safran, Microturbo and Airbus are wanting to work with Monash and work with Australian companies.”

By building parts layer by layer Amaero and Monash are able to manufacture complex geometry with materials that would otherwise be very challenging to work with.

Read the full article on ABC News here.

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