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Method of Making a Combustion Turbine Component Having a Plurality of Surface Cooling Features and Associated Components

United States Patent Application

20110016717
A1
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A method of making a combustion turbine component includes forming a metallic body by direct metal fabrication (DMF) to have at least one surface portion defining a first plurality of surface cooling features each having a first dimension and at least one second surface cooling feature on at least one of the first plurality of surface cooling features and having a second dimension less than said first dimension and less than 200 .mu.m. Forming the metallic body by DMF may include forming a plurality of metallic combustion turbine subcomponent greenbodies by DMF and assembling the plurality of metallic combustion turbine subcomponent greenbodies together to form a metallic greenbody assembly. The metallic greenbody assembly may be sintered to thereby form the metallic body.
Morrison, Jay A. (Oviedo, FL), Lane, Jay E. (Mooresville, IN), James, Allister W. (Chuluota, FL), Merrill, Gary B. (Orlando, FL), Paulus, John R. (Afton, VA), Appleby, Mike P. (Crozet, VA), Fraser, Iain A. (Ruckersville, VA)
12/ 507,503
July 22, 2009
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT [0001] The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644 awarded by the Department of Energy.