Metal additive can provide fleet readiness

An uncertain world with a complex threat matrix requires advanced platforms with modern supply chains. Whether on the ground or in the air, sea, or space, additive is the game-changing technology you need for more capable military products. Now, the ready are evaluating how additive can yield benefits like organic sustainment and increased fleet readiness.

for the ready

To stay at the forefront, you have to radically change the way you design and build combat air systems, combat vehicles, complex surface ships and more. Additive is the game-changing technology you need to build faster, more survivable military products. Now, the ready are evaluating how additive can drive improved sustainment and fleet readiness. 

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Case study

US Air Force and GE’s collaboration on metal additive reaches first technology milestone with 3D printed sump cover for F110 engine. Program with Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office aims to accelerate adoption of metal additive technologies to improve readiness, sustainment and de-risk spare parts supply chain.

GA-IS sump cover

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 Military & Defense

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 military & defense industry:

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