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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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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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Ceramic matrix composites conference a mix of ‘promise delivered’ and ‘promised potential’

By Eileen De Guire / June 28, 2016

About 425 ceramic engineers, scientists, and students are in Toronto this week to attend the 9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (HTCMC) and the Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT). This truly international conference brings together attendees from 24 countries, and 58 students are here.

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Supersonic revival: NASA developing quieter, more fuel-efficient supersonic commercial jet

By April Gocha / March 8, 2016

NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.

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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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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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Researchers from 45 countries descend on Vancouver for week of ceramics, energy, and environment

By Eileen De Guire / June 17, 2015

This week’s 11th CMCEE conference attendees grapple with the ceramic materials aspects of energy and environmental technologies.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 24, 2014

GE’s new ceramic matrix composite factory opens, Du-Co does mullite, PPG designing jet windshields, Morgan offers sapphire, US Silica named to Forbes list, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 24, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 6, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 6, 2014.

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