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Method of Making a Combustion Turbine Component from Metallic Combustion Turbine Subcomponent Greenbodies

United States Patent Application

20140294652
A1
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A method of making a combustion turbine component includes assembling a plurality of metallic combustion turbine subcomponent greenbodies together to form a metallic greenbody assembly and sintering the metallic greenbody assembly to thereby form the combustion turbine component. Each of the plurality of metallic combustion turbine subcomponent greenbodies may be formed by direct metal fabrication (DMF). In addition, each of plurality of metallic combustion turbine subcomponent greenbodies may include an activatable binder and the activatable binder may be activated prior to sintering.
Morrison, Jay A. (Oviedo, FL), Lane, Jay E. (Mooresville, IN), James, Allister W. (Orlando, FL), Appleby, Michael (Crozet, VA), Fraser, Iain (Ruckersville, VA), Paulus, John (Afton, VA)
14/ 142,993
December 30, 2013
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT [0002] 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.