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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Additive Manufacturing at GE Aviation

 In GE Aviation's Bike Shop Blog:

" ... TIME magazine noted that GE Aviation is producing the interior of its fuel nozzles for the new CFM LEAP engine by using additive manufacturing.  It results in reduced component weight and better fuel efficiency while providing for a more durable part.

 With additive manufacturing, the LEAP fuel nozzle interior can be made as one part in a laser machine.   The same part produced conventionally would require brazing and welding together about 20 different parts.

 When you think of innovations that are changing our world, you tend to immediately think of Silicon Valley,” Luckerson said. “This GE innovation is happening in the heart of the United States, in Ohio.” .... "

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