GE Aviation to introduce advanced composite materials on jet engines

Story excerpt provided by Dayton Daily News.

Written by Chelsey Levingston.

GE Aviation is at the forefront of a new materials technology that company leaders say will revolutionize aircraft manufacturing along with advances in additive manufacturing processes.

The technology, ceramic matrix composites, is essentially a made-up material, consisting of microscopic fibers assembled together from multiple advanced materials. The combined materials have new and different properties than they would separately.

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Originally published March 3, 2015.

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