General Electric has opened a new laboratory in Turkey to develop new digital-based production models with the help of additive manufacturing technologies for aviation.
"Our total investment in the center has exceeded $15 million with this laboratory. In the GE Aviation Additive Manufacturing Technologies R&D Laboratory, where we will conduct technology development programs as part of a global team, we will make contribute to the design and development activities of aircraft engine components in line with the additive manufacturing technologies," GE Aviation Turkey Technology Center General Manager Aybike Molbay was quoted as saying by Daily Sabah Sunday.
In this laboratory where research and development (R&D) activities of both materials and different geometries will be conducted in the field of additive manufacturing, Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said that designs of Turkish origin will be developed and these designs can be used in many different areas from aviation to automotive, from home appliances to energy and will serve directly to the priority of high value-added production.
The new laboratory set up in the northern Marmara province of Kocaeli aims at supporting technology development activities, train engineers and researchers and strengthen its solution-based partnership on additive manufacturing technologies, the news daily stated.
The facility is one of GE’s three global laboratories.
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