GE unveils new supersonic commercial jet engine

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GE Aviation engineers have unveiled Affinity, a new family of supersonic jet engines for civilian aircraft.

GE Aviation has given impetus to the revival of civilian supersonic flight by revealing a new family of engines designed to fly faster than the speed of sound. Called the Affinity, the new engine will be incorporated into the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet, which is being developed in partnership with Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation and Honeywell, and could cut the time of a transatlantic flight by three hours.

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High-quality 3D printing of metal parts with open-source algorithms

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America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute that’s focused on helping the U.S. grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, has recently awarded $540,000 to General Electric and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) for development of open-source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metal parts.   Continue reading… “High-quality 3D printing of metal parts with open-source algorithms”

3D printing is transforming manufacturing and General Electric wants to lead the way

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A 20-year-old Indonesian student has helped General Electric save considerable sums of money in development and manufacturing costs by designing a critical aircraft part that was 83 percent lighter and yet still met the safety and design criteria, according to GE’s general manager for technology Christine Furstoss.

 

 

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The insourcing boom – bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

New refrigerator factory at GE’s Appliance Park.

General Electric’s storied Appliance Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, for much of the past 10 years, appeared less like a monument to American manufacturing prowess than a memorial to it.

But after  years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.

 

 

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