The inside of the part we’re building here is so intricate that traditional manufacturing techniques couldn’t make it. But with additive manufacturing, a 3D printer can create the part one detailed layer at a time using metal powder. Swipe to see the piece, which will eventually sit within one of our gas turbines. Its job is to create a seal between the turbine’s spinning blades and the case it fits into, increasing the efficiency of the whole turbine. Learn more about what it takes to complete this process at the link in our bio. #additive#additivemanufacturing#manufacturingprocess#3Dprinting#gasturbine
Cold spray is an additive manufacturing technique so powerful that it forms new bonds. Here you can see a robotic arm direct the supersonic nozzle, which sprays metal powder as thin as a strand of hair onto a part being built or repaired. The nozzle does this with enough energy to form a diffusion bond with the part, allowing the metal powder to build on the new material without changing its properties. The robotic arm takes its direction from digital scans to accurately reconstruct parts for technology like jet engines. Find out more about cold spray at the link in
After an epic journey, the first set of the 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines have been installed at Merkur offshore wind farm. Manufacturing, transporting and constructing these giants involved more than 400 workers, accounting for nearly 2 million pieces. Once all 66 turbines are online, they can generate enough power to supply half a million European homes with renewable energy. Check out our Story highlights to follow the turbines’ complex path to installation. #Haliade#Merkur#renewables#windturbines#innovationpowerhouse
An additive manufacturer’s buried treasure. Once a part is 3D-printed from the ground up, the excess material must be removed before the part is complete. Swipe to see a few of the techniques we use to reveal the final component, including brushing and vacuuming. These techniques collect the excess material and can repurpose it to build a new part. That means there’s almost no waste, and the recycling of materials is much less complicated. #additive#additivemanufacturing#additiveproduction#manufacturingspotlight#3Dprinting
Additive manufacturing is giving this beating heart new life. Swipe to see an image rendered from a computed tomography (CT) scan. With additive manufacturing techniques, we can now convert this image to a computer file that a 3D printer can read. The 3D printer then builds an exact replica of the heart, which doctors can use as a tool to plan for complex procedures. Check out the link in our bio to learn more about how additive manufacturing is transforming healthcare. #additive#additivemanufacturing#3Dprintingmodel#healthcare#innovationsthatmatter
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