A GE team conducted creep feed grinding tests on three different nickel-base superalloys: conventionally cast IN-718, single-crystal Rene alloy, and directionally solidified
As a result, lower performance equiaxed or directionally solidified
parts have been used.
The new furnace will be dedicated to airfoil manufacturing - both directionally solidified
and single crystal - to support the needs of our aero-engine OEM customers.
Ltd of Baoding, China for its Directionally Solidified
Silicon (DSS) furnaces to increase their capacity to over 50 megawatts (MW) of multicrystal wafers for solar cells.
A directionally solidified
sample (to control shrinkage) is obtained from the melt and machined into a small cylinder.