For the GE Catalyst, less is more. This one-of-a-kind turboprop engine has more than a third of its parts 3D-printed from advanced alloys, which allowed our engineers to combine what used to be 855 parts into just 12. The result is an engine over 100 pounds lighter in weight and as much as 20% more fuel-efficient. Here’s a look at the GE Catalyst in testing. Check out how additive manufacturing is transforming GE engines at the link in our bio and explore more of Farnborough with us tomorrow. Photo by @seenewphoto#Farnborough#FIA18#GEatFIA#GECatalyst#aviation#FlyTheFuture#AdvancingAviation
We’re venturing to the Farnborough International Airshow this week, where the latest innovations in aviation take center stage. Here’s just one example, pictured on the wing of a @boeing 737 aircraft: the CFM LEAP engine. It’s the first engine in the world made with 3D-printed fuel nozzles, and thanks to new materials like super composites, it’s up to 15% more efficient than comparable CFM engines. This design wouldn’t have been possible without Marie-Agathe Charpagne’s research, which led to a new understanding of how superalloys react to extreme heat and deformation at the microscopic level. Head to the link in our
#DYK : The GE9X is the world’s largest jet engine? In the 100,000 pound thrust class, the engine is as wide as the entire body of a Boeing 737. Souped-up with the most advanced materials, the GE9X is designed with carbon fiber and ceramic composites that reduce its weight while improving fuel-efficiency. The first GE9X engine endured an accumulated 335 hours and 375 cycles of tests, and now it will power @boeing ’s new 777x aircraft. Check out our Story for a look at this showstopper on its maiden flight, and hear from GE’s Chief Engineer of the GE9X Program at the
An aviation dream team: GEnX engines on the wing of a @boeing CargoLogicAir 747-8F. The GEnX is one of the most fuel efficient (and quietest) jet engines in the game. In its early years, the GEnX set the record for the quickest around-the-world flight in just 42 hours 27 minutes, and earlier this year, GEnX engines powered a nonstop flight from Australia to London — a flight that lasted more than 17 hours and covered 9,000 miles. Find out how we’re pushing this innovation further with additive manufacturing at the link in our bio. #Farnborough#FIA18#GEatFIA#GEnX#aviation#aviationphotography
We’re continuing our tour of the Farnborough Airshow with this special guest: the GE90. Back when it debuted, the GE90 was the first commercial aviation engine with carbon-fiber composite fan blades. Made with carbon fiber and an epoxy matrix, these fan blades are twice as strong and a third of the weight of traditional titanium. Swipe through to see the GE90 pictured on a @qatarairways 777, and tune in later today for more from Farnborough. #Farnborough#FIA18#GEatFIA#GE90#aviation#aviationphotography
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