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Consumable core for manufacture of composite articles and related method

United States Patent

September 5, 2017
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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 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.