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GE Aviation, University Applying Additive Technologies To Fast Track Engine Component Repairs

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Avio Aero (a GE Aviation business) through its Apulia Repair Development Center, and working closely with strategic partner Polytechnic in Bari, is revolutionizing the way engine component parts are repaired: Using additive approaches like cold spray applied at supersonic speeds directly where needed.

The process deposits the metal powder using nitrogen gas – working without modifying the physical metal properties.

View the video to see it in action on a GE90 accessory gearbox. This technology will be developed and applied to GEnx, CF6, CFM56 and LM2500 engine parts in the future.

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