>>3D-printed modules of GE’s Catalyst on display

3D-printed modules of GE’s Catalyst on display

2020/06/23 |After Hours, Aviation, EDC, GE, ILOT, News|

We are proud to announce, that the our engineers have finished works on the three-dimensional models of GE’s Catalyst modules.

The 3D printed mock-ups of a compressor, a high-pressure turbine and a low-pressure turbine were produced layer by layer at the Additive Lab during the past 9 months. Now they are on display at our campus, available to all guests

of EDC and Ł-ILOT employees. They are the outcome of almost four years of work full of engineering challenges and remarkable efforts. During that time, we shared technical experience, as well as a genuine commitment of our team and a great number of Catalyst friends, locally at EDC and worldwide.

 

We created the models mostly for promotional and educational purposes. Two of them have already made their successful first public appearance during the 10th Night at the Institute of Aviation and during MSPO in Kielce, where they received a great deal of attention from visitors, numerous representatives and leaders of the aerospace and defense industry.

 

All our work, both design and development, was done under the R&D Operational Programme Smart Growth 2014-2020, which is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. Under that program, GECP runs 3 different projects:

 

  • Development of a prototype compressor with significantly improved technical parameters as the first step to create a new generation turboprop engine in Poland (POIR.01.01.01-00-1400/15)
  • Development of cooling technology for hot section components in rotating machines with particular reference to high-pressure turbine blades and vanes (POIR.01.01.01-00-D007/16)
  • Development of the advanced turboprop engine power turbine containing 3D printed hardware (POIR.01.01.01-00-0021/17)

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