PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

GE’s Blue Arc™ Technology 'Superfast Machining for Superalloy Metals' - In the race to make higher quality metal parts faster and more efficiently, scientists and engineers at GE Global Research have developed the “Superman” of machining technologies called Blue Arc™
GE’s Blue Arc™ Technology 'Superfast Machining for Superalloy Metals'

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Niskayuna, NY, United States, 2011/04/20 - In the race to make higher quality metal parts faster and more efficiently, scientists and engineers at GE Global Research have developed the “Superman” of machining technologies called Blue Arc™. NYSE: GE

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• GE patented manufacturing technology carves out metal components three times faster than conventional milling processes;
• Reduces manufacturing time to make aircraft engine blisks from days to just hours;
• Requires 25% less electrical energy to machine parts.

Blue Arc™ can cut through tough engineering alloys used in aircraft engines and power generation turbines in just a fraction of time it takes using conventional milling processes. To learn more and see a video demonstrating this technology, visit Edison’s Desk at ge.geglobalresearch.com/.

When you see a jet engine out the window of a 747 airplane or have the chance to see a 400+ megawatt power generation turbine up close, it is an impressive sight. But what’s even more impressive is the extensive time and effort that goes into putting these products together. Building these products requires machining off several tons of metal into very precisely designed components. But with advanced technologies like Blue Arc™, we are literally removing hours, even days from these manufacturing processes.

“GE’s Blue Arc™ technology has given our manufacturing processes new found superpowers,” said Andy Trimmer, a chemical engineer in the Process Systems Lab at GE Global Research. “This has been especially useful in aviation, where we’ve been able to reduce the machining of aircraft engine blisks from days to just hours.“

Trimmer added,“In addition to saving time, Blue Arc™ saves electricity. BlueArc™ requires lower force to achieve high material removal rates compared to conventional machining. Since the equipment does not need to be as heavy duty for withstanding the machining forces, the motors used to drive the axes are smaller and use less energy. Being able to save on time and tooling costs is one thing. But when you also can reduce plant energy usage, this achieves the trifecta of best-in-class manufacturing.”

Today, GE’s Blue Arc™ technology is being used by its Aviation business for the manufacture of blisks used in its aircraft engines for commercial applications. Blisks are specially designed rotating parts with dozens of blades on the edge. They form part of the engine’s compressor section.

GE is exploring licensing opportunities with machine builders and OEM end users. BlueArc™ is a thermal cutting process that is classified as a roughing process. The thermal artifacts are removed using conventional machining. The main benefits from BlueArc™ are reductions in machining cycle time; lower tooling costs and the enabling of lean manufacturing concepts.

GE’s BlueArc™ technology underscores GE’s commitment to infuse advanced technologies into its manufacturing processes. Global Research is investing in a diverse array of more than 100 manufacturing and inspection technology programs and inventing new ways to make products. In October 2009, GE opened the Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center in Michigan that is dedicated to accelerating the development of next generation manufacturing technologies for GE’s industrial products. Together with GE’s Global Research network, the new Center is a vital part in GE’s strategy to successfully transition promising new technologies and processes from the lab to the manufacturing floor. These breakthroughs will redefine how products are made in the future.

About GE Global Research
GE Global Research is the hub of technology development for all of GE's businesses. Our scientists and engineers redefine what’s possible, drive growth for our businesses and find answers to some of the world’s toughest problems.

We innovate 24 hours a day, with sites in Niskayuna, New York; Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China; Munich, Germany; and fifth global research facility to open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012. Visit GE Global Research on the web at ge.com/research. Connect with our technologists at edisonsdesk.com and twitter.com/edisonsdesk.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Manufacturing/Robotics articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


GE’s Blue Arc™ Technology 'Superfast Machining for Superalloy Metals'

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

GE News Center |
Publisher Contact: Todd Alhart - GE Global Research 
518-387-7914 alhart[.]research.ge.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any General Electric Company securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Manufacturing/Robotics via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From General Electric Company / Company Profile


Read Manufacturing/Robotics Most Recent Related Newswires:

Convergence and Technology Advancement Ignite New Growth Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Condition Monitoring Equipment Market Notes Frost & Sullivan
New Technology, Innovative Products and Applications Drive Change in Global Mechanical Seals Market Finds Frost & Sullivan
Metso Introduces Low-maintenance N Series NSP Briquetting Presses for Scrapyards and Metal-processing Industry
ADVA Optical Networking’s Data Security Technology Achieves German BSI Approval
BASF to Launch New Light Stabilizers for Wood and Metal Coatings
ADVA Optical Networking Adds New Members to its Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem
Raritan Signs SYNNEX Corporation as Distributor of Data Center Product Portfolio
PPG Expert to Present on Sprayable Transparent Functional Coatings At 2017 Smart Coatings Symposium
BASF Presents its Updated Polyurethane Portfolio At SIMAC 2017 in Milan
Outokumpu Prodec High Machinability Bar to be Supplied by IMS in the Benelux
Fraunhofer TechBridge Launches SunRISE Challenge II in Partnership with DSM and Greentown Labs, Seeking Innovations in Solar Energy
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Introduces New Laser Scanning Technology for Portable Measuring Arm Systems
ADVA Optical Networking Launches Hypervisor for Optical Network Virtualization
Master Builders Solutions® At BetonTage Trade Show in Neu-Ulm
BASF and the European Space Agency to Develop Digital Services for Farmers

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  JobsWare.com

Visit  NAKIVO, Inc.





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)