Eaton Aerospace Group to install two additive manufacturing systems

Eaton Aerospace Group has selected two Concept Laser additive manufacturing machines.

Eaton Aerospace Group (Irvine, CA) has selected two Concept Laser (a GE Additive company; Lichtenfels, Germany) additive manufacturing machines, as well as AddWorks consultancy services, to direct industrialization activities as the company further evolves and executes its long-term additive manufacturing strategy. The company supplies products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control, and engine solutions.

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One machine will be installed at Eaton's Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence at its Innovation Center in Southfield, MI, while the second machine will be situated at the company's R&D lab at its Global Innovation Center in Pune, India. Both machines are expected to be installed by August 2018.

GE Additive AddWorks consultants will consult with Eaton's teams to advise on industrialization and part certification processes, materials characterization, and production readiness selection strategies.

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