GE Hoping to 3D Print Concrete Components for Wind Turbines so it can Save on Transportation Costs


A new research facility which hopes to 3D print the concrete bases of giant wind turbine towers has been launched, with those involved in the project hoping it will help to lower costs for the industry as turbines grow in size.

In an announcement last week, GE Renewable Energy said the research would “enable GE to 3D print the bottom portion of the wind turbine towers on-site at wind farms.” This would also, it said, reduce transportation costs.

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