- June 29, 2018
- GE Digital
June 29, 2018 - GE Power announced the MXL2 with Additive Manufactured Performance (AMP)—an upgrade solution for GE’s GT13E2 gas turbines that uses components manufactured using additive technology.
The MXL2 with AMP includes two components produced by GE’s Additive Manufacturing Works (AMW) teams in Birr, Switzerland, and Greenville, South Carolina, United States: the first-stage turbine vanes and heat shields. These parts are among the turbine’s hottest-running components, and the amount of cooling air they traditionally require impacts the engine’s performance. Additive printing allows GE to use advanced cooling designs that reduce the amount of cooling air the parts need.
The MXL2 with AMP upgrade is a direct result of GE’s commitment to additive manufacturing technology. Vattenfall began supporting this technology in 2015 with the installation of four different 3D printed components at its Heizkraftwerk Berlin-Mitte Power Plant near Germany’s capital city of Berlin.