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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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American Chemical Society and GE pair up to advocate for new science emojis

By April Gocha / July 7, 2017

The American Chemical Society and GE recently proposed nine new scientific emojis to be considered to enter the official emoji lexicon later this year—a lab coat, test tube, microbe, petri dish, DNA, compass, abacus, fire extinguisher, and goggles.

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Video: Go inside GE Aviation’s jet manufacturing and testing facility

By April Gocha / May 31, 2017

Join former “MythBusters” host Adam Savage and “Innovation Nation” correspondent Alie Ward as they go inside GE Aviation’s testing facility in Peebles, Ohio, to see how the company’s jet engines are manufactured and tested.

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Big data offers bigger potential to bolster manufacturing efficiency and productivity

By April Gocha / December 2, 2016

While big data has a familiar role in research, that’s not the only place for potential—because analysis of big data offers the ability to comprehensively assess many nuanced variables at once, it’s particularly well suited for complex processes such as manufacturing.

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Video: Piezoelectric power—GE and ORNL pioneering appliance efficiency with ultrasonic clothes dryer

By April Gocha / August 17, 2016

GE Appliances (Louisville, Ky.) and Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) together are developing the next generation of laundry appliance that can dry in half the time and use 70% less energy than your current clothes dryer.

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Video: Multilayered materials offer new potential for improved strength, heat tolerance, and performance

By April Gocha / June 22, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are using the power of data to help develop new materials for extreme environments.

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Safety, strategy, and selling—all part of ‘Ceramic and Glass Power Week 2016’

By Eileen De Guire / April 29, 2016

Driven by Ceramics Expo, our industry seized the opportunity to build this into a “power week.”

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GE’s new LED light bulb is designed to sync with your circadian rhythms

By April Gocha / April 5, 2016

Since GE announced its exclusivity with LED lights, it’s perhaps no surprise that the company is now rolling out spiffy new LED products. But the newest one I came across has me intrigued—LED lights that are better in sync with your circadian rhythms.

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Why you need to be at Ceramics Expo 2016

By Stephanie Liverani / March 18, 2016

For the second year in a row, Cleveland, Ohio, will play host to Ceramics Expo 2016, April 26–28—the industry’s only free-to-attend, twin track, commercial and manufacturing conference that runs parallel to the Expo. And here’s why you need to be there.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / January 22, 2016

Manufacturing employment predicted to drop, Alcoa teams up with GE Aviation, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 22, 2015.

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