In the midst of the economic downturn, U.N. sanctions forced Steel’s parent company, General Electric Co., to use its own additive manufacturing technology, adding to the company’s woes.
But it wasn’t until this month that GE announced plans to add a new type of additive manufacturing to its existing production line to help it make its blades faster.
The move is designed to speed up the production of its carbon-steel blades.
The additive manufacturing process is a common part of additive-manufacturing technology that can be used to create higher-quality products and processes that improve manufacturing efficiency, according to the U.K.-based International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
The technology can be applied to both manufacturing processes and manufacturing processes.
GE said in a statement that it is adding a “small amount of the additive manufacturing additive technology” to the current process.
GE has been using the additive technology since 2010.
In addition to the additive process, GE also uses it to make other processes, including machine tooling, the production, and packaging of plastic, according a statement from GE.
“This technology is a powerful tool that allows GE to rapidly and accurately manufacture and package plastic products, and we are investing aggressively to ensure that it continues to be an important part of our product mix,” GE said.
GE will work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop a protocol for the use of additive technology for its carbon steel blades, according the company.
“We expect this to be a new and exciting tool to support our manufacturing process, and to enhance the speed, quality and durability of our blades,” said John W. Stokes, GE vice president of advanced product development, in a company blog post.