GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
RECOVERY - AMPI: In-Line Tow Coating for Silicon Carbide (SiC) Fibers
Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) will replace metal coated components resulting in a decrease in specific fuel consumption (SFC) for turbine engines.
Program generates improved processing technology for more-reliable, lower-cost manufacturing of CMC components.
Program improves CMC component manufacturing capability by developing new technology in two areas:
a) higher reliability fiber transport methods suitable for production in-line fiber coating processes. Program effort includes fabrication of a fiber transport test bed.
b) improved lower-cost, higher-capacity CMC prepreg manufacturing technology.