Chapter 26. Gelcasting Advancement for Manufacturing Scale-Up

  1. Ersan Ustundag and
  2. Gary Fischman
  1. J J Nick1,
  2. Danielle Newson1,
  3. Barry Draskovich1 and
  4. Dr. Ogbemi O. Omatete2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch26

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

How to Cite

Nick, J. J., Newson, D., Draskovich, B. and Omatete, O. O. (1999) Gelcasting Advancement for Manufacturing Scale-Up, in 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3 (eds E. Ustundag and G. Fischman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch26

Author Information

  1. 1

    Allied Signal Ceramic Components, 2525 West 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504

  2. 2

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831–6087

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375631

Online ISBN: 9780470294567

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Keywords:

  • ceramic components;
  • turbomachinery;
  • gelcasting;
  • complexity;
  • manufacturability

Summary

Allied Signal Incorporated (AS), Ceramic Components (CC) has demonstrated technology to fabricate ceramic turbomachinery components using the gelcasting technology licensed from Lockheed-Martin Energy Systems (LMES), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and transferred to Allied Signal. Process development activities based on statistical methods (design of experiments—DOE) were utilized to implement gelcasting technology refinements, to optimize the manufacturing process, and to demonstrate production capability and quality. First article production engine hardware was delivered to Allied Signal Engines and successfully passed testing and evaluation in an auxiliary power unit.