GE Additive’s proven track record in driving industrialization and additive adoption in the aerospace and defense industry a key factor in selection
Cincinnati, OH - 22 March 2019 - GE Additive announced today that it has been selected to provide its AddWorksTM consultancy services to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) - a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems. Following a competitive tender, AddWorks will work closely with GA-ASI to accelerate and strengthen the qualification and implementation of metal additive within its products and processes.
GE Additive AddWorks is a global team of over 200 engineering and manufacturing specialists which helps organizations shorten the learning curve for introducing additive manufacturing into their business - advising on industrialization, part certification processes, materials characterization and production readiness strategies.
"This is a great fit for us, because GE has already been through a similar journey. We get where GA-ASI is at and where it wants to go. By offering our learnings and in-depth knowledge of the aerospace and defense industry, we will be able to assist them in leveraging metal additive with our methodical, systematic approach, that meets the exacting requirements of the sector and their aggressive goal to grow the impact of additive within their application space," said Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive.
"Some of our AddWorks consultants are responsible for designing and then industrializing many of the additively manufactured aerospace parts that are in service today. So, they are very well-placed to accompany GA-ASI in accelerating their additive journey. We're honored to secure this engagement and look forward to helping them drive successful outcomes and their competitive advantage," he added.
About GE Additive
GE Additive - part of GE (NYSE: GE) is a world leader in additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses. Through our integrated offering of additive experts, advanced machines and quality materials, we empower our customers to build innovative new products. Products that solve manufacturing challenges, improve business outcomes and help change the world for the better. GE Additive includes additive machine providers Concept Laser and Arcam EBM; along with additive material provider AP&C.