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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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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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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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NASA gives jet engines layer of glass with injection of volcanic ash

By April Gocha / December 6, 2015

Scientists at NASA have taken measurements of what happens in full-scale tests—in which the scientists injected actual volcanic ash into an operating jet engine—and will spend the next several months analyzing the experimental data.

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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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Ceramics help Bloodhound keep its cool during record attempt for world’s fastest vehicle

By April Gocha / August 26, 2015

U.K.-based heat management specialist Zircotec is helping out the Bloodhound SSC team with some special ceramic solutions that will protect the car from extreme heat that will be generated during the car’s rocket-powered run.

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3D printing reaches the final materials frontier—Micron3DP innovates in glass

By April Gocha / July 22, 2015

Micron3DP, a 3-D printing company that develops and builds all-metal extruders, has now successfully experimented with advanced 3-D printing methods for what may be the final frontier in 3-D printed materials: glass.

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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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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 12, 2015

Alcoa invests in aerospace, Soleras is sputtering ahead, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 12, 2015.

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