Delivered to GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center (ATC) on a Boeing 747-8 freighter, powered by GEnx-2B jet engines
Munich, Germany, 29 July 2019 – Smiles all round from the GE Additive team who shipped the first Concept Laser M Line Factory system from Germany to the US over the weekend. This M Line Factory will be based at GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center in Cincinnati. As an additional bonus, the system was transported on a Boeing 747-8 Freighter, powered by GEnx-2B engines – that will soon incorporate additive parts, manufactured on GE Additive Concept Laser M2 machines in Auburn, Alabama.
About GE Additive Concept Laser M Line Factory system
The modular machine technology of the M Line Factory forms the core of GE Additive Concept Laser’s “AM Factory of Tomorrow” concept which also makes provision for upstream and downstream stages of the production process as well as interfaces to conventional manufacturing methods. This “smart factory” is a flexibly expandable, high-grade automated and centrally controllable meta production system which is focused fully on the production assignments in hand and thus enables the economical series production of additive metal parts. The concept consistently implements the basic idea of “Industry 4.0” in the form of automation, interlinking, and digitization.
About GE Additive
GE Additive – part of GE (NYSE: GE) is a world leader in additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses. Through our integrated offering of additive experts, advanced machines and quality materials, we empower our customers to build innovative new products. Products that solve manufacturing challenges, improve business outcomes and help change the world for the better. GE Additive includes additive machine providers Concept Laser and Arcam EBM; along with additive material provider AP&C.
Source: GE Additive