Manufacturing & Materials Technologies
Featured manufacturing materials technologies
The Manufacturing & Materials organization develops high-performance components and systems to deliver new product breakthroughs and applications for GE businesses and customers. Examples include carbon fiber composite blades and casings for jet engines; rapid prototyping using polymers, metals, and ceramics, and advanced bearings, gears, and other components for wind turbines, locomotives, and compressors.
The organization also develops new manufacturing processes and solutions to help move technologies smoothly from a research environment to the marketplace. The Pilot Development Center in Niskayuna, New York, and the new Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center in Detroit, Michigan, are two key facilities used for this important work.
Advanced composite materials are being used in an increasing number of GE products where their unique combination of properties such as high strength, low density, and fatigue resistance help to increase performance.
The Inspection Systems platform of Material Systems Technologies conducts its research and development activities in the areas of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and Metrology.
Building upon the natural properties of a garnet gemstone, scientists in the Ceramic & Metallurgy technology organization at GE Global Research have created a new material, making the world’s first HDCT scanner possible.
GE’s researchers are world leaders in understanding and addressing the challenges of corrosion in high temperature and harsh environments.