turbomachinery

New Nickel Superalloy ABD-900AM Designed for Crack-Free Metal 3D Printing

In past decades, additive manufacturing (AM) technologies introduced new possibilities for direct manufacturing of complex parts with costs and lead times much shorter than conventional manufacturing; however, the materials used…

Virgin Orbit’s Kevin Zagorski: “AM is the Future of how Rockets will be Designed and Built”

A rocket launched from Earth needs to reach a speed of at least 7.9 kilometers per second to get to space. That’s 20 times the speed of sound and six…

GE Research, ORNL, & PARC: Speeding Up Design & Validation of 3D Printed Turbomachinery Components

This week, multidisciplinary partners GE Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and PARC, a Xerox company, were awarded a $1.3 million project to more than double the speed of the…

GE Aviation Completes Successful Tests of FATE Engine and T901 Engine Prototype, Both Featuring 3D Printed Components

Back in 2015, GE Aviation began utilizing additive manufacturing technology in the retrofitting of hundreds of GE90 jet engines with 3D printed sensor housings. Fast forward a little, and the company…

MAN Diesel & Turbo Equipping Its Gas Turbines with Standardized, 3D Printed Components

We know that metal 3D printing is one of the oldest additive manufacturing forms, but it’s also one of the fastest growing in the industry. It’s been used to manufacture…

GE & DOE Research: Might 3D Printed Turbines Unlock Secret to Affordable Desalination of Ocean Water?

In a new project that sounds extremely futuristic, but completely normal coming from GE and their Global Research Center in upstate New York, they will be using 3D printed turbines in…