GE Additive appoints Alexander Schmitz as CEO

GE Additive appoints Alexander Schmitz as CEO. (Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR070)GE (NYSE:GE) announced today that Alexander Schmitz has been appointed as CEO of GE Additive, effective January 16, 2023. Based in Munich, Germany, Schmitz will report into GE Additive’s current chief executive, Riccardo Procacci, who takes on an expanded leadership role at GE Aerospace.

Shell and GE Additive metal 3D print oxygen hydrogen micromixer at Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam

Additively manufactured oxygen hydrogen micromixer. Image courtesy of Shell.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR069)
During formnext 2022, the global additive manufacturing event, Shell International B.V. and GE Additive unveiled the results of a joint design and engineering project – an additively manufactured oxygen hydrogen micromixer. This complex, non-functional, demonstration part, was printed in nickel alloy 718 on a GE Additive Concept Laser M Line system, installed at Shell’s 3D Printing CoE and Workshop, part of the company’s Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA) in the Netherlands.

Solvay Marks Milestone in Digital Mining Journey with SmartFloat, a Solution for More Efficient and Sustainable Base-Metal Flotation

Solvay Marks Milestone in Digital Mining Journey with SmartFloat<sup>™, a Solution for More Efficient and Sustainable Base-Metal Flotation. 
(Photo: Solvay, PR057)Solvay, a global market leader in mining reagent-based solutions for more than 100 years, is continuing its digital journey with SmartFloat, which is a first-of-its-kind digital system based on artificial intelligence (AI) that enhances base metal flotation by improving operational efficiency, metallurgical results and sustainability. SmartFloat provides another tool for flotation operations to implement improvements, just as SolvExtract® has done for solvent extraction since its launch in 2019.

TURN UP: Larger, Lighter Additive Parts

Equivalent to one meter in diameter, the first-ever metal 3D-printed TCF casing using DMLM technology in nickel alloy 718. Image credit: GE Aerospace. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR067)The EU’s European Green Deal sets out the need to reduce transport emissions by 90% by 2050, compared to 1990 levels, with the aviation sector playing its part. Policy actions and industry efforts since 2005 have led to greater fuel efficiency per passenger. Priorities going forward include financial and regulatory measures to drive low-emissions aviation and the urgent development of clean sheet frames, new aircraft engines and propulsion systems and Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

GE Additive and Orchid sign agreement to enable Orchid to drive scalable metal 3D printing innovation in large joint orthopedic implants

GE Additive and Orchid Orthopedic Solutions sign EBM agreement at RAPID + TCT 2022.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR065)At RAPID + TCT, GE Additive and Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid) – a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic implants and instruments – announced they have signed a definitive agreement to continue driving the adoption of additive manufacturing to their suite of technologies through the development of electron beam melting (EBM) solutions in the medical implants sector.

USAF and GE ‘Pacer Edge’ Pathfinder metal 3D prints four out-of-production parts

Metal 3D printed production parts for the Pacer Edge program (printed in cobalt-chrome and nickel alloy 718 on a GE Additive Concept Laser M2) nine months after requirement flow down. 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR063)The US Air Force (USAF) and GE recently entered the third phase of its ‘Pacer Edge’ pathfinder. Phase III has focused on 3D printing for four parts that are currently obsolete: a bellcrank, gearbox seat, anti-icing valve body and a cross shaft arm. The first two parts, the cross shaft arm and the bellcrank, have been successfully printed in cobalt-chrome on a fleet of M2 Series 5 system at GE Additive‘s facility in Cincinnati.