Innovation Challenge Uncovers New Approaches to Complex Castings
Evendale, OH –- Two proposals from around the globe have been selected as winners of a GE Aviation open innovation challenge, Alternative Manufacturing of Aviation Castings, designed to identify alternative technologies for investment casting of complex engine structural components.
GE Aviation Business Base Growing
EVENDALE, OHIO -- Production rates for jet engines and components from GE Aviation and its partner companies* continue at historically high rates, driving GE’s installed base of jet engines in revenue service to unprecedented levels.
Amazing New Material Could Revolutionize Jet Travel
In the century following the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, planes have gone through three materials revolutions: wood and fabric fuselages gave way to aluminum and, eventually, to light and strong carbon composites used to make the bodies of the latest planes like Boeing’s Dreamliner and the Airbus A350. But a new and unusual material is now changing the industry again: ceramics.
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