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Effusion plate using additive manufacturing methods

United States Patent

9,309,809
April 12, 2016
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Additive manufacturing techniques may be utilized to construct effusion plates. Such additive manufacturing techniques may include defining a configuration for an effusion plate having one or more internal cooling channels. The manufacturing techniques may further include depositing a powder into a chamber, applying an energy source to the deposited powder, and consolidating the powder into a cross-sectional shape corresponding to the defined configuration. Such methods may be implemented to construct an effusion plate having one or more channels with a curved cross-sectional geometry.
Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Keener; Christopher Paul (Woodruff, SC), Ostebee; Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC), Wegerif; Daniel Gerritt (Piedmont, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 748,568
20140202163
January 23, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 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.