GE Jet Engine Bracket Challenge

General Electric just announced the ten finalists for the GE Jet Engine Bracket Challenge.

The contest took place on, the famous online 3d models archive, and had as a key point the 3D printing technology.

Among the ten finalists there is a project entirely modeled in Rhinoceros by Andreas Anedda and support. They experiment a new way of modeling in Rhinoceros: a basic mesh was relaxed with Grasshopper and Kangaroo to obtain a fluent shape. After this first step, T-splines was used again to edit the mesh and reinforce the bracket, creating several rims and cavity to get a stronger and lighter structure similar to a bone. Using these tools, they were able to design a bracket capable of distribute the stress in a very efficient way, creating a complex shape in a relative short time.

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Posted Oct 04, 2013 by Carlos Perez on Rhino News, etc.