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GE Aviation invests additional $105M to manufacture ceramic matrix composites for jet engines

By April Gocha / March 9, 2018

GE Aviation is expanding two of its ceramic matrix composite manufacturing plants in North Carolina, one in Asheville and one in West Jefferson. The company will invest an additional $105 million in the plants, which manufacture jet engine components.

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Revised composite materials handbook strives to standardize engineering of ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / December 20, 2017

A new and updated Composite Materials Handbook Volume 5: Ceramic Matrix Composites adds important data and reference materials for ceramic matrix composite materials, including sections describing ceramic matrix composite materials/processing, design/analysis guidelines, testing procedures, and data analysis and acceptance.  

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 8, 2017

Coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in iron-platinum nanoparticle mapped, ceramic matrix composites take flight in LEAP jet engine, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 8, 2017.

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NASA Glenn materials engineer Valerie Wiesner explores potential of ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / September 1, 2016

ACerS member Valerie Wiesner, a materials engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the many scientists trying to fully unlock the potential of ceramic matrix composite materials.

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New issue of Nature Materials features Nitin Padture on advanced ceramics for aerospace propulsion

By April Gocha / August 9, 2016

ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.

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Future looks equally bright for ceramic-matrix composites and next generation of ceramic and glass leaders

By April Gocha / May 19, 2016

Your summer reading is delivered—the June/July issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

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GE boosts ceramic matrix composite capacity with $200M investment in silicon carbide manufacturing factories

By April Gocha / November 11, 2015

Aviation giant GE recently announced that it’s investing more than $200 million to build a pair of new factories focused solely on silicon carbide manufacturing for ceramic matrix composites.

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Plan to cut airplane emissions could mean big things for ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / June 18, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to develop standards to reduce emissions from airplanes, according to a recent NY Times article. But what will that mean for ceramic matrix composites?

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 26, 2015

Metals that walk on water, energy-generating rubber, space-age ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 26, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 11, 2015

Ceramic matrix composites take on jet engine, high-temperature superconductivity advances, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 11, 2015.

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