You know what you need on your fireplace mantle? Two deer skulls, a He-man action figure and some old books. Next to all of that, you need a 3D printed jet engine. After that, no one will question you when you lean against the fireplace with a seductive look in your eye whilst making jet engine sounds.

You’ll be able to do this all thanks to Chris Shakal. He’s created his very own high-bypass jet engine design, making the model and print files available for everyone. Why should we trust Chris? He just so happens to be a Summa Cum Laude Aerospace Engineering grad, now working with Gulfstream Aerospace as a Structural Engineer, so probably knows a thing or two about how a jet engine works. He has designed this engine specifically to be 3D printed and the results couldn’t look more beautiful. Don’t believe it can be printed? Well, he provided a picture of it.


BOOM. Chris modeled the engine in CATIA and printed it on a Makergear M2 3D Printer. The result looks fabulous and would be an awesome weekend/summer project for small children who are aspiring aeronautical engineers.

You can snag the model files on GrabCAD or download the .stl and get all the gritty details and extra hardware needed on Thingiverse.

Have a model you think everyone needs? Share the link and details with us here!









Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.