To Prove this he Brought a 3D Printer and started working on it.
Alex Journey to Build CFM RISE Open fan Moden
In 2012, Alex printed His First generic jet engine design off plans that he found online.
“It was a really simple model that spun with some bearings, I thought it was cool and printed another one that I put on my desk.Alex Hills Taking Aboubt 3D printing Passion
He is a sub-station manager for test enabling Hardware at GE Aviation.
He has spent a half year building two, six-foot Saturn V rocket replicas for the National Museum of USF in Ohio.
Alex Further Said,
I’ve been a volunteer there for 14 years and have been coming up with STEM projects for education and family events. That project gave me a lot of experience and technique.Alex Hills
He wanted to Build something GE-specific as He was Involved in building engine test hardware such as cowling doors and fan ducts for various programs, including CFM International’s LEAP and GE9X engines.
While stating Facts On 3D printing He said,
I really couldn’t find 3D-printed engine plans online that were GE or CFM specific, so I wanted to build something that represents what I’ve worked on
Alex Made a 3D Printed Model
So In June 2021, Alex Decided after Watching the CFM RISE video to 3D Print it.
The CFM video had a 360 degree, 3D rendering of the engine. I thought it would be great to build an actual model of the open fan, so I began reverse engineering the design in software for 3D printing
With the Help of a video, he was able to find a design and build it from scratch.
After many hours of eyeing dimensions and generating a design, Hills finished his first open fan model last fall. Instead of displaying it on his desk, Alex donated it to GE’s Cincinnati-based Community Service Fund and the model was auctioned off for $900.
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