GE opens South Carolina factory for power generation parts

General Electric opened its new Advanced Manufacturing Works in Greenville, South Carolina as the GE Power business continues to introduce tomorrow’s technologies.

The announcement comes on the heels of GE’s grand opening of its first additive manufacturing center in Pittsburgh in early April.

GE has invested $73 million in the facility to date and will invest another $327 million across the GE Power Greenville campus over the next several years to drive innovation and the faster development of technologies that deliver more value for customers across the globe. At least 80 engineering and manufacturing jobs are being created with the facility’s opening.

The AMW is GE Power’s first advanced manufacturing facility. The facility will revolutionize the way GE Power designs, creates and improves products by serving as an incubator for the development of advanced manufacturing processes and rapid prototyping of new parts for GE’s energy businesses—power, renewable energy, oil & gas and energy connections. New techniques and production processes developed at the facility will bring new products to global customers quicker than ever.

Advanced manufacturing brings a convergence of the latest technologies together to transform every aspect of the production process to make new, better things, faster. Industrial innovations, from new materials science, 3-D printing (additive manufacturing) and automation to advanced software platforms and robotics are redefining manufacturing for the future.

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