Webinar: How much further can additive take you? Learn about the unique advantages our customers have found
Our customers are at the heart of our business. We continuously work to develop strong relationships with additive manufacturing customers across all stages of their path to additive production; from product design, to prototyping and through to production - supporting them along the way.
In this webinar, you will hear our AddWorks experts share stories on our collaboration with three key customers: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, HRE Wheels, and United Launch Alliance. Learn about the unique advantages these customers found with additive and how both our team and technology helped improve their additive business case.
From design to test flight in six months after close collaboration GE Additive’s AddWorks team, the GA-ASI team launched a test flight of its MQ-9B SkyGuardian, the first remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) with a metal printed part, its NACA inlet.
HRE is revolutionizing the wheel with additive manufacturing. The "HRE3D+" is the result of an intensive design collaboration between HRE Wheels and GE Additive. The two companies worked together to push the boundaries of what is possible to create the first 3D-printed titanium automotive wheel.
United Launch Alliance
In the beginning stages of designing the new Vulcan Rocket, United Launch Alliance (ULA) faced lead-time challenges in the sourcing and manufacturing of critical parts. ULA approached GE Additive about printing one of their parts on our large format machine, with a build volume of 950 x 810 x 300 mm (x,y,z). The printed part provided ULA profound data that will also help to improve production of this rocket in the future.
Join us to hear
- the details behind our customers' challenges
- how we worked alongside them to find a successful additive solution
- how we’re partnering with companies around the globe to build anything together
The speaker is Lauren Thompson, Operations Project Manager, AddWorks, GE Additive
As part of our GE Additive’s AddWorks team, Lauren Thompson has worked with customers to deliver a suite of additive enablement tools and services to aid in the adoption of additive.
Lauren joined GE in 2015 within the GE Transportation business where she supported manufacturing of alternators. From there, she worked several locomotive NPIs as a Manufacturing Engineer where she was responsible for cross-functionally enabling quality, delivery, safety, and more within final assembly and locomotive test. She joined GE Additive in 2017 at the Pittsburgh facility where she supported facilities, finance, and the shop leader as a Process Engineer focused on reducing unplanned machine downtime. In 2018 she joined GE Additive’s AddWorks team as an Operations Project Manager focused on driving external customer engagements. She has lead numerous complex engagements with customers in the space and aerospace industries with the goal of ultimately driving further adoption of metal additive technologies. By delivering with our AddWorks team, she was able to help several customers ‘unlock’ some excellent potential additive applications that could help them achieve shorter procurement time, lower part cost, higher part reliability, and more.
Prior to joining GE, she worked for BMW North America in manufacturing and supply chain logistics where she worked to reduce shop waste and increase process efficiency.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Information Systems & Technology from Penn State. During her time at Penn State she gained exposure to additive technology in the classroom as well.