generalelectric Every strong machine needs a strong base. A #GE mechanic hard at work welding on our Platform, where the backbone of every locomotive is built. These use roughly 130,000 lbs of steel and are welded together with 1,300 lbs of weld wire. No easy task. Photo by @laurenmarek and @carrasykes #railfan #transportation 2d

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generalelectric At #GE’s Manufacturing SoluIons Facility in Fort Worth, TX, all tracks lead to Final Assembly. Train parts slide into and around the giant warehouse-like structure, while GE engineers and mechanics integrate all previous sub-assemblies to build legendary trains like the Evolution Series — one of the most technologically advanced locomotives in the world. Photo by @carrasykes and @laurenmarek #Railfan #transportation #IndustrialInternet 4d

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generalelectric It’s always big ideas that propel people to big success. Marie Curie’s work is a great example, not just for the history of chemistry and physics, but for women in the #sciences as well. Her being rejected from the men-only University of Warsaw, Curie’s perseverance and curiosity for big ideas took her to the Sorbonne in Paris. Her groundbreaking work with radioactivity heralded her as the first-ever female recipient of the Nobel Prize, and the only woman in history to win twice for her work in two different fields. #GE #quote 6d

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generalelectric The Center for Additive #Technology Advancement (CATA) has several direct metal laser melting (DMLM) machines, which can print parts in metal alloys. Each machine breaks down a CAD design file layer by layer and uses the laser to fuse one fine layer on metal powder after another in the right design pattern. Fun Fact: Each layer is between 20 to 80 microns thick and there are as many as 1,250 layers per inch — each less than the thickness of a human hair. Here’s a photo captured by @seenewphoto of a finished #3Dprinted sample. #GE #tech #engineering 1w
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  •   nihon_newbie So cool!!! Time for another GE follower printed-part giveaway?? @generalelectric 1w
  •   generalelectric Thanks for the question @abdullah.m.said.7. Since the crystal structure is not on a micron layer level, we do not control it. In regards to the grain boundaries- the parts have to go through post-processing which reduces then, but they are not eliminated. 1w
  •   generalelectric Hi @deathbyfiber -- These were made in our new Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) facility located in Pittsburgh, PA. 1w

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generalelectric A shot of a DMLM laser printer working on dozens of components at the same time. Additive technologies like #3Dprinting are the latest twist on #manufacturing, a technique that can make complex 3D structures by melting powder layer upon layer. Fun Fact: The laser power ranges from 400 watts to 1 kilowatt, enough to burn a hole in a wall. Photo @seenewphoto. #GE #tech 2w

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generalelectric This week, we’re giving you an inside look at our new Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) located in Pittsburgh, PA. Funded by various #GE businesses, CATA brings additive #technologies like #3Dprinting into the mainstream. Brian Adkins, additive #manufacturing #engineer, prepares to vacuum a DMLM 3D printer to salvage unused metal powder and prevent cross-contamination. Stay tuned for more glimpses inside CATA this week. Photo captured by @seenewphoto. #tech 2w

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generalelectric Happy National #Train Day! To commemorate the occasion, we're celebrating with our Evolution Series Tier 4 Locomotive. Powered by #GE's 12-cylinder engine, it's the first mainline #locomotive to meet EPA's Tier 4 emission standards, which call for the single largest emission reduction in history. The leviathan measures 74-feet long, weighs roughly 200 tons, and is powerful enough to pull upwards of 130 rail cars -- crunching 150,000 data points as it chugs along. That's brawn and brain. #transportation #industrialinternet #railfan 2w

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generalelectric Sometimes you have to be more than super to be No. 1. @lockheedmartin’s Sikorsky Aircraft unit is building a new helicopter for the U.S Marines: the next-generation CH-53K King Stallion. Last week, @geaviation unveiled the GE38, a brand new engine that will allow the CH53K to claim its spot as America’s largest and most powerful #helicopter. The enhanced #aviation machine will be able to carry as much as 27,000 pounds of external load, roughly equivalent to about 27 real-life stallions! #GE #avgeek 3w

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generalelectric Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you’ve enjoyed the stories we’ve shared from some of the women that help build, cure, power, and move the world on the #GE team. To join the celebration, share your own story using #MothersOfInvention and help commemorate all the amazing women in #STEM.

Photo of the @GETransporation team by @carrasykes and @laurenmarek
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generalelectric Who inspires you? "My mom. She was very close to science and technology as an MD. Early in high school, I got interested in biomedical engineering because of my mom’s background. She inspired me to pursue a career in STEM." Do you have a favorite scientist, inventor, or engineer? "I really admire Katharine Burr Blodgett. She was the first woman hired by GE to work as a scientist, and during WW II she contributed with important developments on military applicaBons: like gas masks, smoke screens, and a new technique for de-icing airplane wings. Her most influential invention: non-reflective glass." What advice would you give to young girls who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM? "To pursue their dreams with hard work and creativity: these are great foundations to be agents of change and make a difference." Nayeli Romero is an Inventory and Cost Lead at #GE’s Manufacturing Solutions Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. She’s been working with us for 17 years. As we celebrate #MothersDay, stay tuned for more stories from our #MothersOfInvention.

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generalelectric What sparked your curiosity for science and engineering? “My siblings and I spent a lot of time playing outside, creating our own adventures with what we had around us. We built worlds out of dirt, trees, bugs, sticks - you name it. The outdoors was the place where I learned to explore and bring my imagination to life. I can’t remember ever not knowing that I’d go into a career where I could do the same thing. What keeps you going? “I'm inspired by the people around me and the technology we work on. No day is ever the same!” What advice would you give to young girls interested in pursuing a career in the sciences? “Choose a career path you are passionate about and can be authentic in. I love what I do and I am lucky to have a career in a field that I love. Otherwise, it would be just a job.” Kristen Brosnan, Ph.D. is a Ceramics Laboratory Manager at #GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. She leads a team of scientists and engineers to build #technology that makes GE products more efficient. #linaxli
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  •   kristenbrosnan I'm humbled to be a part of this series. Thank you @linaxli for the beautiful photo! My kids love it & my daughter is now sporting those goggles :) 3w
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  •   iamsydwill @kristenbrosnan I love that your daughter is sporting the pink goggles! A mini scientist in the making 🏼🔬 3w

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generalelectric What sparked your curiosity for science and engineering? "I’ve been fascinated with science and technology since I was 5. My dad led a radio amateurs club for teens and he used to bring me along, well before I was a teenager myself. I got to play with radio stations and ‘help out’ in a small machine-shop they had. I couldn’t get enough.” What keeps you going? "The people I work with: their talent and passion for finding solutions, and their collaborative nature on the most technical challenges.” What advice would you give to young girls interested in pursuing a career in the sciences?" "Go for it! Try things at school, summer programs or labs.” Katharine Dovidenko is a Fuel Cell Program Leader for GE. She oversees technicians working to convert chemical energy into electrical power at #GE Global Research, impacting industries from #healthcare to renewable #energy. Stay tuned for more stories from GE’s #MothersOfInvention.

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generalelectric Who inspires you? “I remember when I was younger, my mother was never afraid of tools. If she wanted something done, she’d just do it herself. That taught me to enjoy working with my hands too, whether that’s putting parts together on [locomotive] production floor, or doing my own home improvements.” What keeps you going? “My little girl. I want to be able to give her every opportunity she wants.” What advice would you give to young girls interested in pursuing a career in the sciences? “Don’t be afraid to ask questions. When you are open to asking lots of questions, I feel that’s when you are most open to learning and growing.” Kara Hall is a Production Control Leader at #GE’s Manufacturing Solutions Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. She’s been working with us for 4 years. With #MothersDay coming up, stay tuned for more stories from our #MothersOfInvention.

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generalelectric Who inspires you? "My mother. She’s always taught me two things: if you love what you do, you will be a success, and if you set your mind to it, you can do anything. Why did you choose a career in the sciences? "I was hospitalized for an infection when I was 12, the care of my doctors and nurses inspired me to pursue a career in the medical field. I started as a combat medic in the U.S. Army and later got my Bachelor of Science in Nursing.” What advice would you give to young girls interested in pursuing a career in the sciences? "Search for books that interest you. My personal favorite was Laurie Garrett’s “The Coming Plague.” Find out what company is doing the most exciting things and try and work there. Surround yourself with like-minded, motivated people.” Lara Crouch is an Occupational Health Nurse at our Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Texas. She’s been working with us for almost 2 years.

For #MothersDay, we’re sharing stories from women at #GE about the people, places, and things that inspired their #STEM careers.To join the celebration, share your own story using #MothersOfInvention and help celebrate all the amazing women in STEM.

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generalelectric What better way to celebrate #StarWarsDay than with #GE's Death Star-like turbulence control structure (TCS). The giant sphere serves as a wind shelter, controlling wind intake during simulations of #engine distress. It’s made up of 300 flat aluminum honeycombs and perforated stainless steel plates, weighing roughly 30,000 pounds. Thankfully, this one belongs to us and not the Galactic Empire. : @seenewphoto. #MayThe4ThBeWithYou #StarWars 4w

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generalelectric This low magnification image of a #mosquito head shows two compound eyes and a long proboscis, which is used by females of the species to draw blood when they bite. These are one of the internal biological mechanisms responsible for the spread and transfer of often-fatal diseases like Dengue or Malaria. Talk about a lethal weapon! #GECellfies #bugsofinstagram #biology #nanogram #GE 1mon

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generalelectric A #nanogram of the cross-section of the stem of a Baswood (Tilia) tree. Also known as the linden or lime tree, it can reach heights of up to 40 meters and live for considerable amounts of time. One tree in Gloucestershire, UK is almost 2,000 years old! #Cellfies #cellimaging #instascience. 1mon

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generalelectric This week, #GE is going under the microscope to celebrate the life sciences and feature some cool #nanograms. Part of the algae family, Diatoms are single-celled organisms that occur abundantly in both saltwater and freshwater. Their body is composed of two halves, which fit together like a tiny pill box. Albeit minuscule, these organisms form the basis of the entire food chain. #GECellfies #cellimaging #biology 1mon
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  •   coleman8er This is so cool! Maybe you can use this high-tech microscope to find the corporate taxes you paid! 3w

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generalelectric Despite America’s abundance of coastlines, its #wind farms spin exclusively onshore -- but that’s about to change. As we celebrate #EarthDay, here’s a sneak peek at #GE’s ongoing project to build America’s first offshore windfarm located three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The farm will use five Haliade wind turbines, built on GE’s Pure Torque #technology and feature a six megawatt direct-drive permanent magnet generator. Fun Fact: that’s enough energy to power over 5,000 homes and save 21,000 tons of CO2 during the turbine’s lifetime. #renewable #energy 1mon

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generalelectric How large is the world’s largest #jetengine? Engineers at #GE have been working to test the brand new GE9X, complete with a front fan that spans a record-breaking 11 feet in diameter and 3D-printed fuel nozzles. The giant engine also uses parts made from lightweight materials called ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), which have the ability to operate in temperatures up to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The GE9X is designed to generate 100,000 pounds of thrust, a little less than a third of what the main engines of space shuttles produce! #aviation #avgeek 1mon
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  •   callum44 Good afternoon @generalelectric callum here from the UK! Was just wondering where this engine will be shipped to for MRO as I would love to get my teeth sunk into such a fantastic engine. Cheers 1mon
  •   joshua.goss Made the front spinner support for that test engine. 2w

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