Building on the earlier success and momentum of the Pacer Edge programme, the US Air Force (USAF) and GE have entered Phase III of its metal additive manufacturing pathfinder. This phase tackles the USAF’s sustainment behemoth of ‘cold starts’ head-on.
In a Q&A session, Chris Schuppe, GE Additive’s general manager of engineering and technology, explains why additive manufacturing holds the answer to manufacturing complex and difficult-to-machine components.
Brian Neff wants to leave nothing to chance. To ensure the quality of the high-value additively manufactured metal parts his company provides for the demanding aerospace and defence sectors, he believes it is imperative to have end-to-end control of the production process – from design and raw materials to final part inspection.
GE Additive has announced that Carpenter Technology Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become one of the first companies to join its newly-launched Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN). Financial terms of the agreement were not released.