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CONSUMABLE CORE FOR MANUFACTURE OF COMPOSITE ARTICLES AND RELATED METHOD

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140048978
9,751,807
A1
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Systems, methods and devices adapted to ease manufacture of composite articles (e.g., ceramic composite articles), particularly composite articles which include a hollow feature are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: a consumable core formed to be disposed within an inner portion of a composite precursor, the consumable core adapted to convert into an infiltrant during a manufacturing process and infiltrate the composite precursor.
Taxacher, Glenn Curtis (Simpsonville, SC), de Diego, Peter (Saluda, NC), Gray, Paul Edward (North East, MD), Monaghan, Philip Harold (Hockessin, DE)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
13/ 586,930
August 16, 2012
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.