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GE Additive supports MagLev Aero with new Propulsion Platform

MagLev Aero, a specialist in the aerospace industry, has developed a propulsion platform that will enable the next generation of ultra-quiet electric vertical take-off (eVTOL) aircraft. The company has now selected GE Additive as its partner for 3D printing support.

“We’re honored to have been chosen by MagLev Aero,” said David Chapin, AddWorks engineering leader. “The eVTOL segment is rethinking commercial aerospace, both in terms of business model and technical innovation and creativity, and our team is looking forward to exploring how additive manufacturing can play a role in this emerging industry.”

“This is a major step for MagLev Aero, and we are thrilled to harness the power of GE Additive’s extensive industry experience, cutting-edge metal additive manufacturing techniques and proven track record of designing and fabricating additive manufactured propulsion components that satisfy the stringent requirements of aerospace certification,” said Ian Randall, co-founder and CEO of MagLev Aero.

MagLev Aero plans to integrate its platform into aircraft designs from a variety of OEMs, enabling industrial design elements previously thought impossible.

“The MagLev HyperDrive platform represents a transformative step in vertical lift efficiency and aircraft design. By working with AddWorks’ world-class consultants and engineers, we are leveraging advanced technologies and materials to achieve optimal strength and stiffness at the lightest weight on our mission to open up ultraquiet electric air mobility to the masses,” said Rod Randall, MagLev Aero’s co-founder and chairman.

GE Additive is one of the first companies to publicly support MagLev Aero to develop a new generation eVTOL aircraft design. MagLev Aero is currently in discussions with major OEMs and is supported by technology investors.

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