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.
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.
Additive production for the Catalyst engine has started in Brindisi—the culmination of a global collaboration that is revolutionizing how the factory works.
Orders placed at Paris Air Show include commercial engines with parts to be made at GE Aviation’s two Asheville manufacturing facilities.
Meet the employees assembling the historic CFM56 engine, which crossed new milestones in April for production and flight hours.
With the amount of work growing at Unison Industries in Dayton for LEAP engines, new internship and apprenticeship programs were started to train more welders.
Additive manufacturing enabled engineers to design and “grow” a bracket for the GEnx, reducing production waste by 90 percent.
GE Aviation has approximately 2,000 U.S. job openings as it reaches record engine production rates. New educational partners, training programs help develop skilled talent.
GE Aviation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Lynn, Mass., plant on Dec. 11 to mark the opening of the new T408 engine general assembly and prep-to-ship area.
The Durham facility started with 20 employees and focused on one engine model. Over the last 25 years, the site has supported more than 10 engine models. Today, GE Aviation Durham has grown to more than 380 employees who focus on the GE9X, GE90, GEnx and LEAP engines, delivering more than 1,700 engine units a year.
With more than 1,000 entry-level and professional-level job openings currently at GE Aviation sites in just the U.S., specialized employee training programs are one of the ways GE Aviation is addressing the need for more qualified job applicants by preparing its workforce on needed skills.
Engineering-Manufacturing collaboration enhanced by additive brings unique shapes for new products that will be soon printed inside the second Italian specialized center.
The LEAP engine program of CFM International isn’t just a history-maker in commercial aviation because of its record sales. Additive manufacturing and digital tools that make factories smarter are helping GE Aviation meet record orders placed for the LEAP engine.
GE Aviation’s manufacturing plant in Auburn, Alabama, celebrates its 30,000th 3D-printed fuel nozzle tip for the LEAP engine.
Additive technology has radically changed the way the world thinks about design, materials, processes and manufacturing — and GE is leading the way. GE Additive’s machines build parts layer-by-layer, enabling geometric freedom and previously unheard-of design possibilities.
Additive repair techniques on aircraft engines are going down an extremely exciting path of development and application on...
Like the unique parts produced within its walls, GE Aviation’s Auburn facility is steadily growing as the plant celebrates...
GE Marine Solutions’ LM2500 marine engines now power the United States Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS...
Factory floor to classroom: GE Aviation managers in growing Auburn plant share teaching duties with Alabama State Training program
Joseph Moore works days on the shop floor at GE Aviation’s fast-growing jet engine factory in Auburn – then teaches his experiences at night in the classroom. He’s one of several operations managers at GE’s Auburn site with a teaching role during the month-long vocational training sessions at Southern Union State Community College near Auburn to prepare GE’s growing foster of hourly workers.
After creating eight factories across the U.S. over the past decade, GE Aviation is working to narrow the “skills gap” facing many young Americans seeking jobs in today’s advanced manufacturing plants.