Build Your Own Jet Engine With This Mesmerising 3D-Printed Model

Here's the good news: General Electric has created a wonderful 3D model of a jet engine that anyone — even those lacking an aerospace engineering degree — can build themselves, complete with moving parts and a cutaway design so you can see everything in motion.

But here's the bad news: GE isn't actually selling the models. It's only making twelve of them available through a contest on its website to a dozen lucky aviation enthusiasts in the US. That being said, the models are apparently being produced using a 3D printer, so hopefully GE will will be generous enough to eventually make those plans available for anyone to print at home. Pleeeeease? [Arts and Aircraft via GE Tumblr]

Update: It looks General Electric is letting anyone with access to a 3D printer make their own. Links to the instructions and requisite 3D models can be found here, including templates for printing your own cardboard box as well.

Build Your Own Jet Engine With This Mesmerising 3D-Printed Model

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