This month we journeyed through the #WindCycle of the complex manufacturing and logistics that delivered 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines, and all of their components, to Merkur offshore wind farm. Once online, Merkur will supply 500,000 European homes with renewable energy. Check out our Story to see some of our favorite moments along the way. The sun may have set on this #WindCycle journey, but the future of the Haliade 150-6MW turbine looks bright. Photo by @nk7#Haliade#Merkur#renewables#energy#innovation
Additive manufacturing has transformed the LEAP engine, produced by CFM. It’s the first engine with additively manufactured fuel nozzle parts. 25% lighter than previous models and five times more durable than a part made using traditional manufacturing techniques, these fuel nozzles create a more efficient engine system. Swipe to see one of the engineers behind the journey, Josh Mook, Engineering Leader at GE Additive. Learn how Josh reimagines jet engine parts at the link in our bio. #additive#additivemanufacturing#3dprintingstories#aviation
A major advantage of additive manufacturing is the ability to rapidly print, test and redesign components. Traditionally, building a part required shaping it down from a big piece of metal. With additive, we’re building up complex parts layer by layer. Take the process of creating our new GE Catalyst, a turboprop engine with a quarter of its parts printed from various metals. With innovation made possible through additive techniques, the engineers who designed it could more easily make and test early designs. This cut engine development time by several years. Swipe to see a peek at the process. Head to
Additive technology is becoming the ultimate creative tool for our engineers. It allows them to imagine and test complex designs that were nearly impossible to make before. Take Dave Bartosik. He’s using a specialized titanium powder heated as high as 1200°C to discover revolutionary ways to make jet engine parts. Swipe through to see Dave in action and head to the link in our bio for more on how additive manufacturing is changing the way we think about technology design. Photos by @ilitchpeters#additive#additivemanufacturing#industrialdesign#innovationthatexcites#aviation
The ultimate design challenge: redesign industrial parts for powerful technology like jet engines and gas turbines, while making them stronger, lighter and more efficient. The solution: additive manufacturing. These technologies give engineers the freedom to create parts with internal geometries that were incredibly difficult to make before. For example, the 3D-printed sample here has rotating gears that would have been nearly impossible to create without a 3D printer. Swipe through to see this design come to life, and head to the link in our bio for more on the state-of-the-art facility producing real world components. #additive#additivemanufacturing#additivedesign#3Dprinting#3dprintingmodel
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