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When Pigs Fly: Behind the Breakthrough of Ceramic Matrix Composites

After conceiving and leading the development of ceramics matrix composites (CMCs) technology at GE Research through the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, GE Aviation made a bet few could have foreseen… to turn a half century dream of the ceramics industry into a commercial reality.

Sweet 15: GEnx Engine Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

The GEnx engine, the fastest selling widebody engine that GE Aviation has ever produced, marked its 15th year since its launch in April 2004. With outstanding performance and utilization, the GEnx engine family has accumulated 25 million flight hours and 4 million flight cycles.

Outside the Box: How GE Aviation Entered the Brave New World of Additive Manufacturing

GE Aviation’s aggressive entry into additive manufacturing really began in 2012 with the acquisition of a small, additive company called Morris Technologies, based north of Cincinnati, Ohio. This led to the first complex component made “additively” for a production jet engine, a breakthrough application for the new technology.   

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