July 6, 2016. Greenville, South Carolina.
In the Advanced Manufacturing Works building, a Blue Light, or structured light, machine creates a 3D high resolution scan of the flex tip of a fuel nozzle. Using advanced technology, the machine can create an incredibly highly detailed scan of the product, allowing the engineers to accurately measure the tolerances of the part after manufacture.
At the General Electric Gas Turbine factory, engineers design, produce, test and repair gas turbines for generating electricity. These turbines weigh more than 900,000 pounds and can create internal combustion temperatures up to 2,900 degrees F. Depending on the model, one of the GE turbines can produce enough electricity for half a million American households.