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”

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

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3D printing.

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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HALL OF SHAME – 2009 Anti-Green Awards – The Worst of Everything

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The green movement has always had its share of both winners and losers. Today, we look at a few of the top losers for 2009. Hopefully with such a shameful honor to be bestowed upon them, they will clean-up their act for next year’s round of awards. We can always hope anyway. Let the shaming begin!

First up, the most Anti-Green Company…

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General Electric’s Light Within A Light

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General Electric’s new Energy Smart CFL.fluorescent light is one of those things that makes you scratch your head and wonder: How the hell do they do that? A fluorescent spiral lamp into a traditional bulb?

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OLED Sheets Replace Conventional Lighting

OLED Sheets Replace Conventional Lighting 

With geeks all over the world testing the supremacy of technology and pushing its frontiers, simple yet useful devices are going through a major facelift. An innovation of today becomes an object of daily use in a matter of few years. This time, it’s the turn of lighting devices. General Electric Co. has come up with a machine that can prints sheets of light. The flexible sheets are coated with a layer of OLEDs and other chemicals which run 8-inch wide with a final layer of metal foil to guard the mixture. It emits a blue-white glow on having passed electric current through it.

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