Strengthen your industrial manufacturing processes

Mold making. Die casting. Part making. Now, the ready are evaluating how additive can drive greater returns on investment. Discover your additive advantage, from new business opportunities with tool steel and pure copper to reducing warpage on molded parts with conformal cooling.

for the ready

Now, industrial manufacturers are evaluating how metal additive can drive greater returns on investment with enhanced products and streamlined processes. With GE Additive as your trusted partner, you can:

• Increase productivity and part quality with conformal cooling channels.
• Save time and costs in maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO).
• Shorten lead time and lower expenditures with an efficient supply chain.
• Improve the final product with materials, like highly alloyed tool steel and pure copper. 
• Leverage GE’s technical expertise and material parameters. 

Download our playbook "Planning a successful transition to serial additive production", where we share some lessons learned on our own additive journey to help others as they take steps to shift to industrialization.

Conformal cooling strategies

Design conformal cooling channels and features unmatched by machining. Surface and parallel cooling allows for improved temperature management and unique designs, such as spiral cooling ducts on the tool bodies and small-channel diameters.

Cooling channels form a mesh structure to enable uniform surface cooling of a glass insert for spectacles, just 2 to 3 mm beneath the mold contour.

Results:
High-pressure stability throughout the part’s arched structure
Even temperature control across large areas minimizes part distortion

Source: Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH 

Mold with cooling channels

GE Power is using AM

Learn now the power of additive manufactured performance technology is the driving force driving force behind the newest upgrade solution for GE Power’s GT13E2 gas turbine fleet, delivering better operating performance and hardware durability.

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AddWorks™ Engineering Support

Wherever you’re at on your path to full metal additive production, our team is ready to help you bring new innovation to market faster.

What are our Workshops? 
Learn foundational knowledge and additive strategies in a classroom environment. Workshops typically run three to five days.

What are the Application Sprints? 
Get comprehensive support anywhere on your path to production with workshops and training, and/or hands-on consulting with GE’s AddWorks experts.

AddWorks design support

Powders for Industrial Manufacturing

We’ve carefully developed our powders to seamlessly fit into the entire GE Additive ecosystem and provide total compatibility with our machines. We provide metal powder, process settings and support for these materials ideal for the industrial manufacturing industry:

  • Stainless Steels
  • Maraging Steel 
  • Aluminums
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Titanium 
  • Cobalt Chrome

Upclose of AP&C Powder