GE Aviation and Innovation defining tomorrow's airline industry
GE Aviation, a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft, is committed to the evolution of technologies and manufacturing processes.
Aircraft production is particularly complex and demanding. Components, like castings, are precision crafted to tight tolerances, using high performance materials. Manufacturing advancements must be achieved through a variety of perspectives, including expediting cycle time, improvement in agile batching or materials that increase tolerance controls - ensuring every item inspected complies with quality standards and criteria.
The next generation of component manufacturing technologies will make the future of air travel possible.
Alternative Manufacturing of Castings - Round 1
Round 1 sought alternative methods, approaches and techniques to advance the manufacturing of intricate parts by improving upon current processes in terms of cost, speed, and material while maintaining the same quality standards required for these parts.
A typical aviation casting model is described along with material specifications. See attached o view the model for this project (file type is parasolid CAD file). View the webinar discussing the challenge goals and opportunities here.