Producing and installing, in a rapid process, replacement parts would greatly support the U.S. Navy’s efforts to manage and maintain excellence for an aging Navy fleet. The Office of Naval Research has funded a team of scientists and GE’s Digital Twin technology with $9 million over four years to enable GE to cultivate a framework that enables the rapid-fire qualification and certification of 3D printed replacement to freshly designed parts for ships, aircraft, as well as additional critical military assets.
Engineers and scientists from GE (Aviation & Additive) will work together with Honeywell, Penn State, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Navy Nuclear Lab (NNL) and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), to build digital twins from model-based data on parts and sensor-based data from Additive metal printers to dramatically speed up the qualification and certification process for replicating and printing replacement parts no longer manufactured for various naval marine and aviation assets and to create parts for newly designed assets. GE’s Digital Twins are living, learning digital models of physical assets, parts, processes and even systems.
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