NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Much has been written about 3D printing and graphene. In the case of 3D printing we have witnessed stocks involved with that technology soar in 2013. In the case of the wonder material graphene, there are not many stocks that are publicly traded that have exposure to this material. There is one and that will be the focus of a future article. Imagine if you were to be ahead of the curve on 3D printing before the masses found out? Traders should constantly be searching for new technologies and trends that are about to become mainstream before they become stock market darlings.
Today I want to talk to you about the next wonder material. I am not talking about graphene right now, I am talking about ceramic matrix composites (CMC) and carbon fiber composites (CFC).
"The engines are standing on the shoulders of groundbreaking technologies we've been developing over the last decade," says David Joyce, CEO of GE Aviation. "Our strategy is clearly paying off."
All three engines have components made from advanced materials like aviation-grade carbon fiber composites. They allowed engineers to make the engines bigger, lighter, more fuel efficient and also quieter.
The LEAP and the GE9X, with 11 feet (3.35 meters) in fan diameter the world's largest jet engine, will also have 3D printed parts and components made from a special ceramic material called ceramic matrix composites.