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3-D Printing Could Help Improve Jet Engine Efficiency, Reduce Carbon Emissions

It’s all to do with lighter parts, says engine maker CFM, which has been experimenting with 3-D printing and using ceramic matrix composites. The move could save $1 million a year per plane, reducing fuel consumption by 15%.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S

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