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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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GE advances advanced manufacturing with Connecticut lab

By Jessica McMathis / December 3, 2014

GE Industrial Solutions hopes to revolutionize plant operations and slash production cycle times through the work being done at the company’s new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 25, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 25, 2014.

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Reflections on MFG Day, the media, and 3D (or more) printing

By Jim Destefani / October 4, 2013

An acknowledgment of US MFG Day, and a look at the current state of additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology, including its use of ceramic materials.

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Video: GE’s six-second science video challenge

By Eileen De Guire / September 6, 2013

GE published a series of six-second videos through their blog, Edison’s Desk that feature scientists like Grigorii Soloveichik and his work on flow batteries for electric vehicles.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 22, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: PPG fiber glass joint venture starts fourth furnace in Kunshan, China PPG Industries announced that PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co.—its joint venture in Kunshan, China, with Nan Ya Plastics Corp.—started a fourth furnace. With 38,000 metric tons of annual capacity, the additional furnace will serve the expanding Asian electronics…

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‘Print’ a house? Why not! Plus, ‘Rust Belt’ region awarded pilot institute for additive manufacturing

By Eileen De Guire / August 17, 2012

If you are thinking of building a new home for your family, you might want to watch this TEDx talk by a USC professor who has engineered a way to build a house using additive manufacturing methods. Wowser! I thought this technology was for smallish stuff, like electronics, bones or coffee cups. Behrokh Khoshnevis, though,…

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GE expands on thin-film solar, becomes near-term grid parity believer

By / June 1, 2011

CdTe array. Credit: NREL. For the first time that I am aware of, it General Electric seems to have jumped on the Sach’s Law bandwagon and decided that solar power very soon will be competitive with fossil fuel and nuclear energy sources. In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, GE’s global research director, Mark M.…

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