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CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENT AND PROCESS OF PRODUCING A CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENT

United States Patent Application

20170122114
A1
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A process of producing a ceramic matrix composite component. The process includes positioning core plies on a mandrel. At least partially rigidizing the core plies to form a preform ceramic matrix composite arrangement defining a tip cavity and a hollow region. Ceramic matrix composite tip plies are positioned on the preform ceramic matrix composite arrangement and within the tip cavity. The ceramic matrix composite tip plies are densified to form a tip region of the composite component.
KITTLESON, Jacob John (Greenville, SC), MURRAY, III, James Joseph (Piedmont, SC)
14/ 926,803
October 29, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [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.