Bracket, GE's Jet Engine Bracket Challenge Winner, 2013
In 2013, GE and GrabCAD launched the 3D Printing Design Quest, a competition to redesign a jet engine bracket. (The bracket attaches to the outside of an engine and supports its weight.) Participants from 56 countries submitted nearly 700 designs. Ten finalists underwent rigorous testing at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. The winning design decreased the weight of the bracket by nearly 84% while preserving its mechanical integrity.
It is credited
Courtesy of GE.
Its dimensions are
Engine Bracket: H x W x D: 12.7 × 30.5 × 15.2 cm (5 × 12 × 6 in.) Engine Model: H x W x D: 10.2 × 10.2 × 10.2 cm (4 × 4 × 4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.