Silicon Carbide has a plethora of applications: in #jetengines , #locomotives , and even medical scanners. One of silicon carbide’s most recent applications is inside solar inverters, the devices that switch direct current (DC) from solar panels into alternating current (AC) that flows from the wall outlet. Photo by @seenewphoto . #materialsciences#industrialinternet
Building a strong backbone isn’t easy. A mechanic at #GE ’s Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, TX is hard at work, building the foundation of what will soon become another powerful #locomotive . These powerful trains use roughly 130,000 lbs of steel, welded together with 1,300 lbs of weld wire. Photo by @laurenmarek and @carrasykes#railfan#transportation
GE and the SouthWest Research Institute have been working on a small turbine that could have a big impact. The new 10MW SunShot turbine uses supercritical CO2, instead of steam, to create a compact and potent power generator. The balance piston hole pattern seal photographed here is used to control the thrust load on the #turbine and increase the rotordynamic stability of the system. Just one of the ways the turbine can potentially power 2,000 homes while still being small enough to sit atop an office desk. Check out our Instagram Story for more information. Photo by @markerictrent
GE pays tribute to legendary aviation engineer Joseph Sorota, who passed away this past weekend at the age of 96. Joe was one of the last living members of the ‘Hush-Hush Boys,' a historic team of engineers that worked on building the first American #jetengine . Although thousands of people worked on the project, only a handful knew what they were actually building and were strictly prohibited from talking about it. "We couldn’t talk to anyone about our work,” said Joe, who joined as employee number 5. “They told us that we could be shot.” Sorota embodies a kind of spirit…
Moving into the weekend with a glimpse at the #CSX Intermodal Terminals’ Northwest Ohio facility at dawn. #GE Evolution Series #locomotives help ship 50 million tons of freight across the CSX network’s 21,000 miles of track every day. Photo by @dankhole#transportation#railfan
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