Additive Manufacturing Cooperative Agreement – Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

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Additive manufacturing enables optimized designs for complex components. GE Aviation uses additive manufacturing methods such as direct metal laser melting (DMLM) to build 3D-designed production engine components that traditional manufacturing methods are incapable of producing. GE’s additive manufactured components weigh less than conventional parts because they replace complex assemblies with single pieces, reducing the need for brazing and welding. Additive manufacturing also generates less scrap material during the fabrication process.

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Additive Manufacturing Cooperative Agreement – Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

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Additive manufacturing enables optimized designs for complex components. GE Aviation uses additive manufacturing methods such as direct metal laser melting (DMLM) to build 3D-designed production engine components that traditional manufacturing methods are incapable of producing. GE’s additive manufactured components weigh less than conventional parts because they replace complex assemblies with single pieces, reducing the need for brazing and welding. Additive manufacturing also generates less scrap material during the fabrication process.
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A status report on the Open Source Energy project in France

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“A few words about a French project named Open Source Energy. This project is intended to enable the design of open hardware solutions to capture the different kinds of energies available all around us (from the environment or from human activities). A first module to transform and to store electricity from renewable sources is being designed: the ENERCAN (opensourceenergy.wordpress.com/lenercan-v1). This first brick is the starting point of a large scale design process toward the creation of new solutions inspired by old or forgotten ones and improved by the use of high-tech devices. The project is not about large and costly devices but about simple, open and cheap modules that can be replicated to capture every stream of available and lost energies, even the smallest one.

 

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The UK will be our international nuclear hub

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Power Engineering International The UK will be our international nuclear hub Power Engineering International Following Hitachi’s purchase of the UK Horizon nuclear project – one of the biggest deals in British energy history – Masahiko Nakane of…

 

Hitachi hopes that its nuclear turbines will soon be turning in the UK

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Power Engineering International – Power Engineering International

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Gas turbines are gaining new advantages over other forms of power generation. Jeremy Bowden explains why countries worldwide are increasingly turning to such technology, and why the distributed generation sector, in particular, is booming.

 

Demand for gas turbines across much of the globe is booming because of favorable regulations and the availability of fuel. Generators are keen to switch from polluting coal and see gas turbines as a quick and flexible alternative with a low capital outlay.

Traditional drivers of demand for gas turbines, such as the oil & gas and mineral sectors, are also growing strongly, while more and more investment is coming from fast-developing economies.

Since the 2008-09 financial crisis, the gas turbine market has rebounded, reaching a likely $56 billion in 2013, with over 70,000 MW of new units expected to be sold, according to the US analysts McIlvaine. About a third of this kit will go to on-site or distributed generation applications, demand for which is driven by various factors, including policies in developed nations that are designed to encourage a more sustainable and efficient generating sector, such as Germany’s CHP support scheme.

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